Educators across the world are working to design individualized instruction that empowers every student to become experts at learning. Technology and instructional interventions designed to support students with disabilities often eventually become mainstream and used by the masses. These practices provide a pathway for designing inclusive, equitable and accessible educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual learner.
This engaging book includes daily strategies accompanied by examples of tools that can be implemented immediately to design meaningful instruction. Topics covered include role-playing games for social-emotional learning, building literacy through captioned video, coding to teach early literacy, text-to-speech for math and reading, and much more!
Each daily strategy includes:
- Explanation of how to use the strategy to design inclusive educational experiences.
- Examples of tools that can be used to implement the strategy.
- Alternative ways to use the strategy to extend student learning.
- Images illustrating the strategy or tool.
- Identification of relevant ISTE Standards for Educators and ISTE Standards for Students.
- Related resources.
The heart of the book is the shift in mindset that occurs by exploring a different practical, inclusive strategy each day and infusing these strategies into everyday practice.
Audience: K-12 educators, special educators, administrators
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About the Author
Mike Marotta is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (RESNA) Certified Assistive Technology Professional and the director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey. He’s also adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches master’s courses in assistive technology and UDL. Marotta serves on the Center for Accessible Educational Materials (CAST) and Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) advisory boards. He’s the founder of EdcampAccess NJ, an unconference focused on teacher-led professional development opportunities on inclusion, special education and assistive technology. Marotta co-moderates the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat that brings together an international group of practitioners to discuss issues related to the delivery of effective assistive technology services. He’s a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, and in 2017 he was named the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator.
Karen Janowski is an assistive and educational technology consultant, and an adjunct professor at Simmons College in Boston. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies that remove the obstacles to learning for all students, and is a passionate advocate for UDL. She’s an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer, co-moderates #ATchat on Twitter and has blogged at teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com since 2005. Janowski is the president and owner of EdTech Solutions Inc. in Massachusetts, which provides assistive technology (AT) and augmented or alternative communication (AAC) professional development, coaching, consultations and assessments throughout the Greater Boston area.
Beth Poss is a school-based administrator in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. She’s worked as an assistant principal, coordinator of preschool special education programs, member of the MCPS assistive technology team and an instructional specialist for UDL. She presents nationally and internationally on best practices in teaching and learning with technology. She also serves as adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University’s Graduate School of Education. Poss is passionate about sharing the importance of designing inclusive learning environments, effective technology use in early childhood settings and culturally responsive teaching.
Table of Contents
Christopher Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia and the author of The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All. He is co-host of the "Talking With Tech" podcast, which explores augmentative and alternative communication. He has delivered over 300 live or digital sessions at local, regional and international events.
Karen Janowski is an assistive and educational technology consultant, a former adjunct professor at Simmons College in Boston and president and owner of EdTech Solutions Inc in Massachusetts, which provides assistive technology (AT) and augmented or alternative communication (AAC) professional development, coaching, consultations and assessments throughout the Greater Boston area.
Mike Marotta is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Certified AT Professional and the director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey. He's also an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches master's courses in assistive technology and UDL.
Beth Poss is a speech/language pathologist, educational and technology consultant, accessibility advocate, and former assistant principal. She is currently the Director of Educational Programs for LessonPix. In her work with school districts, universities and national and state level organizations she focuses on how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an essential component in designing equitable and inclusive learning environments.
Introduction: Before You Begin xiv
Read First! Do Not Skip This Part! xiv
Adopting an Inclusive Mindset xiv
How To Use This Book xix
Strategies By Purpose
Cross-Content Strategies 1
Reading Strategies 98
Writing Strategies 157
Steam Strategies 202
Research and Studying Strategies 240
Executive Functioning Strategies 275
Social Emotional Strategies 309
Professional Learning Strategies 341
The Un-Strategy 366
Index of Strategies 372
Index of Tools 372
Book Index 378