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- The Importance of Building Relationships through Listening and asking Questions
- Breaking down Educational Strategies
- The Importance of knowing Strategies vs knowing Tools
- How can coaches use the book to support their students?
- Helping teachers find the “Why?”
- Should teachers have their own IEP’s?
- The Four Big Questions of Instructional Coaching
- What do you think went really well? (Why?)
- What do you wish you could have done differently? (Why?)
- What would you consider changing? (Why?)
- Where do you want to be in the next week, month, etc (Why?)
- Building an Intentional Inclusive Design to Lessons
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Innovative Lesson Design
About our Guests
Christopher Bugaj is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia. He hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST, a multiple award-winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences. He also co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast that features conversations about augmentative and alternative communication. He co‐produces and co‐authors the Night Light Stories podcast that features original stories for children. A frequent presenter, he has delivered over 300 live or digital sessions at local, regional national and international events. He has designed and taught online ISTE courses on assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). He has also co‐written or written multiple ISTE books, including The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools and The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All.
Karen Janowski is an assistive and educational technology consultant, and a former 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 learners, and is a passionate advocate for Inclusive Learning and 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.
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.
Beth Poss is an educational and technology consultant, accessibility and inclusion advocate, speech/language pathologist, and former assistant principal. She is currently the Director of Educational Programs for LessonPix. 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 Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an essential component in designing equitable and inclusive learning environments. She is one of the authors of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year.
About the Book
Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year
Explore this book not by reading straight through from cover to cover, but by choosing a strategy that meets your needs at any given time. While it can be read linearly, this book is intended to provide bite sized, just in time learning for educators looking to expand their practices to make them more inclusive and support all learners.
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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. ISTE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards. ISTE is also the leading publisher of books focused on technology in education. For more information or to become an ISTE member, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on Twitter or Facebook.
ISTE books and jump-start guides address both established and emerging industry topics, and are aligned with the ISTE Standards, providing clear, practical guidance to help educators meet the standards. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, librarian, district leader or teacher educator, ISTE books are your answer to effective districtwide PD and professional learning to meet your goals or tech initiatives.
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