Universally Designing 1:1 Technology Initiatives: Purposeful Inclusion of all Learners
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB25-AR
Webinar Fee: $39
In the transformational change process required for a 1:1 technology initiative, school districts must be careful that opportunities are equally available for all students. Some interpret providing opportunity as providing different or specialized supports to what is typical in the natural environment. Universally designing a 1:1 technology initiative means designing to provide the equivalent when possible and equitable with not. Equivalent requires providing enough flexibility in the design on the front end of the design to reach the extremes of user differences. The Houston ISD is the first large urban school district in the United States to apply the universal design principles on the front end of designing and implementing a 1:1 technology initiative. With the clarity of vision provided by hindsight, the presenters will share the lessons learned in the Houston ISD 1:1 technology rollout across three years.
- 1. Describe two differences between applying universal design principles vs differentiating the design of a 1:1 technology initiative.
- 2. Identify three benefits in applying universal design principles on the front end of the design of a 1:1 technology initiative.
- 3. Apply evidence-based practices from assistive technology literature to the process of universally designing a 1:1 technology initiative.