Practical Strategies and Technology Tools for Supporting Diverse Learners in All Classrooms
|Date:||August 20, 2012|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
(includes lunch & workshop materials)
Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
Who should attend
Grades 4-12 Classroom Teachers, Technology Specialists, Assistive Technology teams, Therapists, Inclusive Education Leaders, and Learning Coaches
About this learning opportunity
Educators recognize that classrooms are more diverse than ever. However, what can teachers do to effectively plan accessible and engaging instruction for diverse learners? The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with practical technology tools and strategies that can be used with all students in grades 4-12. You will be introduced to planning techniques that foster choice and challenge as well as an array of technology tools that students can use on their desktop computer, laptop, or iPad (at school or at home). You will receive a resource guide and create a plan for using specific technology tools in your classroom. The workshop will be conducted in a participatory demonstration, exploration, and discussion format. Short periods of leader-guided large-group presentation will be followed by small group activities.
Please bring a fully charged laptop to this session if available.
A special rate has been arranged with the Fantasyland Hotel and Conference Centre for our out of town attendees. Upon your registration, the booking information will be sent to you as part of your confirmation receipt.
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Dave L. Edyburn, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Edyburn’s teaching and research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and performance. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on the use of technology in special education. He is an Advisor for the National Center for Universal Design for Learning. He is the Past President of the Special Education Technology Special Interest Group (SETSIG) in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as well as a past president of the Technology and Media (TAM) Division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). He is a frequent conference presenter and national workshop leader.
(Additional information may be found at: http://people.uwm.edu/edyburn/)