Twitter 201: Expanding Your Reach

Thursday, April 6, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB06-LB
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

Expand your Professional Learning Network (PLN) in Assistive Technology! Explore strategies that make the use of Twitter more effective and extend the reach of social media experiences. Be empowered to go beyond just retweeting others’ ideas to expand your own base of followers and extend your influence in AT. Learn how to manage multiple Twitter accounts, utilize analytics, employ accessibility features, schedule tweets, simultaneously post to multiple social media accounts, and more! Harness the power of this global social media tool as a way to energize your own learning and extend the impact you have on others in your AT.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to connect two social media tools to streamline the social media experience by posting the same message to multiple accounts.
  2. Participants will be able to apply strategies to expand their impact and influence to followers and others on social media with common interests.
  3. Participants will be able to demonstrate skills to participate actively and efficiently in chats.
  4. Participants will be able to describe the accessibility features built in to Twitter.

Speakers

Christopher Bugaj

Speech - Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Trainer
Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies to assist educators in providing more options for all learners. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education (ISTE)
and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. He is also the author of ATEval2Go (http://bit.ly/ateval2go), an app for iPad that helps professionals in education perform assistive technology-related consultations and evaluations. Chris recently co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co‐produces and co‐authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast (http://nightlightstories.net) which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 200 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx, all of which are listed at http://bit.ly/bugajpresentations.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Beth Poss

Special Education Administrator/ Speech Language Pathologist
Montgomery County Public Schools
Beth Poss is currently a special education administrator for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, supervising and supporting special education staff, including teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and social workers. As a former member of the MCPS curriculum writing team, she helped design and implement a curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the principles of Universal Design for Learning. As a certified Speech Language Pathologist, she served as a member of the MCPS assistive technology team for 10 years. She is an adjunct faculty member for Johns Hopkins University, and presents nationally on best practices in Professional Development, Early Childhood Special Education, Learning and other Educational Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Instructional Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Areas of special interest include Inclusive Learning Environments, Using iPads in Early Childhood, Use of Google Apps for Education, Implementing the Common Core State Standards, and Free Resources to Support Universal Design for Learning in the 21st Century.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Everyday Technologies

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, ADA Administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

Intermediate

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