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Inclusive Learning 365

Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year
Product code: ATS365
ISBN: 9781564848857
Expected publication date: 03/2021
Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Personalized learning, Tools, Standards
Length: 400 pages
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By Christopher Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta and Beth Poss

Designed to be read one day – and page – at a time, this book from four inclusive learning experts offers 365 strategies for implementing technology to design inclusive experiences.

Educators across the world are working to design individualized instruction that empowers every student to become experts at learning. Technology and instructional interventions designed to support students with disabilities often eventually become mainstream and used by the masses. These practices provide a pathway for designing inclusive, equitable and accessible educational experiences that meet the needs of every individual learner.

This engaging book includes daily strategies accompanied by examples of tools that can be implemented immediately to design meaningful instruction. Topics covered include role-playing games for social-emotional learning, building literacy through captioned video, coding to teach early literacy, text-to-speech for math and reading, and much more!

Each daily strategy includes:

• Explanation of how to use the strategy to design inclusive educational experiences.
• Examples of tools that can be used to implement the strategy.
• Alternative ways to use the strategy to extend student learning.
• Images illustrating the strategy or tool.
• Identification of relevant ISTE Standards for Educators and ISTE Standards for Students.
• Related resources.

The heart of the book is the shift in mindset that occurs by exploring a different practical, inclusive strategy each day and infusing these strategies into everyday practice.

About the Authors

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. Bugaj is the creator of ATEval2Go, an iPad app that helps education professionals perform technology assessments for students. 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.

Karen Janowski is an assistive and educational technology consultant, and an 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 students, and is a passionate advocate for 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 a school-based administrator in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. She’s worked as an assistant principal, coordinator of preschool special education programs, member of the MCPS assistive technology team and an instructional specialist for UDL. She presents nationally and internationally on best practices in teaching and learning with technology. She also serves as adjunct faculty for Johns Hopkins University’s Graduate School of Education. Poss is passionate about sharing the importance of designing inclusive learning environments, effective technology use in early childhood settings and culturally responsive teaching.