UDL with Google Chrome Apps for Reading and Writing

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT17-WEB30-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Overview

Based on a solid foundation of Universal Design for Learning, this session explores tools from Google Chrome, Drive, and third party apps, used to support reading and writing. This session provides both technical information and curriculum examples–demonstrating matching the right tool to each student in the classroom environment.

Learning Objectives

  1. Following the session, participants will be able to list at least one tool to support reading and one tool to support writing and an application to classroom use.
  2. Following the session, participants will be able to differentiate between apps and extensions for reading and writing support and the process for accessing tools once added to an account
  3. Following the session, participants will be able to summarize the electronic features that can be made available to students to support reading and writing through Google Chrome tools and why or why not such tools might benefit a target student.

Speakers

Melissa Mulvey

Cotting School
Melissa works for Cotting Consulting, an outreach program of Cotting School. She provides services to students and teams in local school districts. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Fitchburg State University in the Graduate and Continuing Education Department and has been teaching there part-time for many years in both traditional face-to-face classes and classes with online components. Melissa's background as a speech-language pathologist brings a strong language foundation to her intervention with students and teams. Melissa developed and directs Talk2U AAC, a summer enrichment program at Cotting School for ‚Äėtweens and teens who use AAC. Melissa is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, holds licenses with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Division of Professional Licensure, and is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Karen Waddill

Director, Cotting Consulting
Cotting School
Karen is the Director of Cotting Consulting at Cotting School. Cotting Consulting provides technology-based assessment, intervention and training to educational programs in the Greater Boston Area. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, holds licenses with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Division of Professional Licensure, and is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through the Rehabilitative Engineering Society of North America. In her current role, Karen balances her time between the administrative oversight of the program, maintaining a clinical caseload, and speaking engagements. In addition to her work at Cotting, Karen is a long-standing visiting instructor in the Graduate and Continue Education Department at Fitchburg State University.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Accessibility

Target Audience

Educators, Family Members, OTs

Experience Level

Intermediate

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