Implementing Accessible Tech for Learning Recovery: A Practical Model

Presented by: Becky Covalt, Ed.S. / Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR

About the Webinar

You demonstrated heroic efforts to carry your students and staff through this school year. Now the focus shifts to learning recovery as students continue to struggle with:

  • Staying on task
  • Engagement
  • Working independently
  • Executive functioning
  • Accessing the curriculum

Over 70% of special education directors see accommodations having a valuable role in learning recovery. But how can school districts get the most out of their tools to play a key role driving real Learning Recovery results?

In this webinar, Becky Covalt, former Special Education Director, and Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR will share a plan for Learning Recovery that focuses on the Student TechXpert Model of accessible tech implementation for the upcoming year:

  • Service Delivery Models
  • Implementation Plans
  • Building Capacity
  • Student Advocacy
  • Regulatory Compliance (IEP/504/EL)
  • Tools for struggling students and disengaged learners
    • Co:Writer® (Word Prediction and Voice Typing to get ideas unstuck and into writing)
    • Snap&Read™ (Text to Speech, PDF Annotation, Text Leveling, Study Tools/Highlighter to stay focused and organize assignments)
  • Professional Development (Student TechXperts, teachers, paraprofessionals, related services)

Bonus: You’ll walk away with information about COVID Relief funding to make these things happen!

Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

About the Presenter

Becky Covalt, Ed.S.

is an Educational Consultant and former Director of Special Education. Becky has served special populations in public and therapeutic education settings for the past 20+ years. Her experience as a special education administrator and background as a recreation therapist has developed a passion for learning, innovation, inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Becky is a strong student advocate and committed to transforming education.

Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR

is President of Don Johnston Incorporated. Ruth is an Occupational Therapist, a national education leader and speaker. She has acted as liaison between the assessment consortia and Assistive Technology professionals. Ruth is an AEM Center Advisory Committee Member and on the Board of Directors for The Assistive Technology industry Association (ATIA). She has been a strong student advocate for more than 30 years. Most importantly, Ruth cares deeply about supporting kids who learn differently.