March 27-29 in Orlando, FL
Thursday, March 28 • 3:20pm - 4:20pm
Universal Design and Technology—Redefining Access to Create New Opportunities

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The principles and guidelines of the Universal Design for Learning Instructional Framework can be applied with no technology, low technology, medium technology, or high technology; this session will connect UDL to the effective us of education technology. Participants will apply the SAMR model of ed tech to guide thinking and discussions on the effective use of use of technology in the classroom to move beyond basic substitution and augmentation, to reach effective levels of redesign and redefinition and go beyond assistive technology to universal design access that creates new opportunism for students and teachers. A common hesitancy among some teachers can be the use of technology and thinking it requires high levels of technological skills. As part of this session participants will explore several examples of ed tech that can have a measurable impact on student learning and is accessible for all teachers to utilize.

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Debra Herburger

Senior Program Associate, WestEd
Debra Herburger is a Senior Program Associate with WestEd and has experience as a teacher leader, Special Education instructional coach, and professional development provider. Herburger provides professional development and support for teachers who are passionate about meeting the... Read More →

Thursday March 28, 2019 3:20pm - 4:20pm EDT
Universal C1-2