This is a Virtual Session.
Using Technology effectively to meet the needs of English Language
Learners and Special Education Students.
Date: February 19
Location: Virtual – (email will be sent with invitations to join the meeting).
Learning and Accessibility tools for students struggling with Reading, Writing, English Language Arts and Special Education Students
In the United States alone, 73% of classrooms have readers that span 4 or more grades, 72% have students with specialized learning needs, and 52% of classroom with students new to the country and still learning the language. There are tools that make it easier to see, hear, and improve student outcomes by making the computer easier to use.
Teachers: adaptation tools at their fingertips that don’t require extra funding and can be implemented immediately.
Students: personalized Learning, independence, less attention focused on their disability, and no delay in getting the materials they need that oftentimes interrupts their learning.
Theme: Universal Design for Learning (Accessibility): Meeting the needs of our diverse learners in an inclusive classroom.
Products: OneNote and Word (Learning Tools and Accessibility Tools).
Snapshots of the Learnings from the session:
- Tools for visual accessibilities like color blindness, dyslexia, dysgraphia and color blindness.
- Tools for auditory learners
- Tools for parts of speech
- Line Focus to help students focus
Preparation for the session