Fall is quickly approaching, and many districts have announced that students will begin the year with online learning. As district administrators and educators work behind the scenes to create an effective online learning environment, questions of access and equity are paramount. Planning for online learning involves decisions and training around online technology tools and curriculum. A top priority for many administrators, educators, and parents is that every student will be able to successfully access and engage in the instruction provided. The Special Education Technology Center will provide guidance, create dialogue, and share ideas on how to assure that your district is providing an accessible curriculum for all students. Universal Design for Learning provides a framework for providing multiple options for students to access content and express what they know while removing barriers. Come and learn critical questions to consider as you make decisions to create an equitable learning plan in your district.
At the end of this session participants will:
· Discuss 3 key principles of Universal Design for Learning concerning Online/Remote Learning
· Be able to name at least two accessibility considerations when selecting and/or designing the digital curriculum.
· Learn about tools to assist with needs assessment and decision making around access to online learning
· Target 2 resources to share with their district or agency in support of student engagement and accessibility
Presented by the Special Education Technology Center:
Presenter: Rose Racicot,
Co-Presenter: Kristin Leslie