Tackling Inclusion One Strategy At a Time

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Presented By: Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP / Karen Janowski, MS Ed / Mike Marotta / Beth Poss

Looking to reimagine the future of education with an Inclusive Mindset? We invite participants to join the authors of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year in this session as they discuss intentionally planning and designing inclusively, one strategy at a time so that no learner is excluded.

About the Presenter

Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP

Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST; a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Chris is also the author of ATEval2Go, an app for iPad that helps professionals in education perform technology assessments for students. Chris co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co‐produced and co‐authored the popular Night Light Stories podcast which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 400 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx. His latest book The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All, also published by ISTE, is available for order now! Chris is also working with the other presenters on a future book also published by ISTE tentatively titled Inclusive Learning 365.

Follow Chris: @attipscast

Karen Janowski, MS Ed

Based in Reading, MA, EdTech Solutions provides comprehensive AAC and AT Services in the Greater Boston area. Karen presents both locally and nationally on innovative technologies to reach all learners. She is an EdCamp Boston and EdCampAccess organizer, co-moderates #ATchat on Twitter and maintains a blog at http://teachingeverystudent.blogspot.com.  Karen is a co-author of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year, scheduled for ISTE publication May 2021.

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Mike Marotta

Mike has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for almost 30 years. and was the 2017 ISTE Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey, the Federally funded statewide Assistive Technology Act Program. He 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 is also a member of the Faculty at the Center on Technology and Disabilities and presents on an array of topics. Mike serves on both the CAST Accessible Educational Materials and Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) Advisory Boards. Mike is also the founder of EdcampAccess NJ and co-moderator of the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat.

Follow Mike: @mmatp

Beth Poss

Beth is passionate about designing educational environments that support all students in accessing a rigorous curriculum and meeting educational outcomes. In her work with school districts, universities and national and state level organizations she focuses on how UDL is an essential component in designing equitable and inclusive learning environments. Areas of special interest include the Use of Technology in Early Childhood, Designing Inclusive Learning Environments, Supporting Social-Emotional Learning to Promote Academic Success, and Culturally Responsive Teaching. She is one of the authors of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year.

Follow: @possbeth