Recorded: September 13, 2022
Education has changed dramatically and one thing we know is that instructional technology must be available, accessible, and integrated with AT accommodations for students with disabilities to have an equal educational experience. This brave new world demands AT leadership, capacity building, and collaboration across special and general education programs like never before.
Leadership, both assigned and emergent, are key to the development or improvement of an AT program. This webinar will explore leadership theory from the Coherence Framework as a tool to build AT program capacity and create systems change. The webinar will use a project-based approach to examine, improve and customize our models for AT services. Capacity building, which is the investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of any program, will be a focus throughout the exploration of each of the Coherence leadership categories. Technology tools for collaboration, templates, and example processes and policies will be shared with participants.
As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify areas for improved human, organizational, structural, and materials capacity of to provide AT services in education.
- Create an action plan with goals and improvement strategies to increase capacity.
- Use a research-based model to apply four leadership traits to build AT capacity and facilitate systems change within their agency.
Janet Peters, M.Ed., Independent Consultant, specializing in assistive technology, universal design for learning (UDL) and inclusive technology systems. Janet is passionate about using technology and systems change to improve inclusion and learning outcomes for students with disabilities.
Gayl Bowser, M.S.Ed., Independent Consultant, with a focus on the creation of effective, legal and high-quality service systems that encourage the integration of technology into educational programs for students with disabilities. Gayl is a co-author of the books Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology, A QIAT Companion and Leading the Way to Excellence in Assistive Technology Services.