Maximizing Impact: Implementing Assistive Reading Tools for All Students

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Presented By: Karen Janowski / Mike Marotta

You know the value of assistive technology. You believe in its power to change lives—that moment when a struggling reader experiences, for the first time, that learning is no longer out of reach.

But you’re frustrated. There’s enormous potential for AT to have a much bigger impact in your district. You see how, if implemented widely and consistently, AT could impact so many more struggling learners. But how?

Mike Marotta and Karen Janowski, authors of Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year, have decades of experience maximizing impact through implementation strategies. In this webinar, they’ll share strategies for successful implementation of reading tools, including:

  • Choosing the most appropriate tool to meet each learner’s unique needs (like Snap&Read and Read&Write)
  • How to provide initial training and support to implement tools, assess effectiveness, and get buy-in
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring for learners and educators that takes into account learners’ growth and progress

About the Presenter

Karen Janowski

is an Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant, and former Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She presents both locally and nationally about the importance of using ubiquitous technologies which remove the obstacles to learning for all students and is a passionate advocate of Universal Design for Learning. She is an EdCampBoston and EdCampAccess organizer and co-moderates #ATchat on Twitter, and has blogged at http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com since 2005. She is the President and owner of EdTech Solutions, Inc in Reading, MA, which provides AT and AAC professional development, coaching, consultations, and assessments throughout the Greater Boston area.

Mike Marotta

is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, and Inclusive Technology Evangelist, who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for almost 30 years. Mike is the 2017 ISTE Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator. Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSUN), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) where he teaches Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike runs his own consulting company, Inclusive Technology Solutions LLC, where he provides services related to providing inclusive technology solutions for all learners. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey and serves on the CAST Accessible Educational Materials and Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) Advisory Boards. Mike is also the founder of EdcampAccess NJ and co-moderator of the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat.

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