The AEM Center at CAST is offering free webinars on access and distance education for educators, parents, and those involved in remote instruction.
The series of six webinar, beginning on March 30, 2020 are designed to help educators who are now offering all of their lessons online – and parents – to support learners with disabilities, particularly those who use Assistive Technology (AT) and need Accessible Educational Materials (AEM).
Topics and dates are as follows:
Webinar 1: Personalizing the Reading Experience
Monday, March 30, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Webinar 2: Creating High-Quality and Accessible Video
Monday, April 6, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Webinar 3: We’re All in This Together: Four Cs for Supporting All Learners in the COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Webinar 4: Creating Accessible Documents and Slide Decks
Monday, April 13, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Webinar 5: We’re All in this Together: Communication and Collaboration In-the-Trenches
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Webinar 6: Making Math Notation Accessible
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
For those unable to attend the live sessions, all webinars will be recorded and archived.
Use this link to read complete program descriptions and sign up…
This free webinar is sponsored by New England chapter of the International Society for Technology in Education (New England ISTE).
Save Time and Streamline Your Writing Instruction Using WriQⓇ
September 17, 2019
7:00 PM ET
Individuals who participate in this webinar will gain knowledge on how WriQ, a writing assessment tool from Texthelp, can enhance student writing during the edit and revision stages of the writing process.
Session participants will explore WriQ and learn how it supplies teachers with instant information regarding a student’s spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and how it supplies new metrics, including a measure of engagement and vocabulary maturity age directly within Google Docs. Teachers can also use the embedded rubrics in WriQ to evaluate knowledge, purpose, voice, meaning, and organization, providing a comprehensive review of the students’ work for teacher evaluation. In addition, teachers can use WriQ to evaluate a students ’final product.
As a whole, the information collected by WriQ helps teachers efficiently dialogue with students, and allows students to gain a better understanding of their writing progress.
Mark Schwartz and Gary Rubin
Use this link for more information and to pre-register for this event…
ACTEM – The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine
ACTEM has opened the registration for its annual fall conference taking place
October 10-11, 2019
Augusta Civic Center • Augusta, ME
The 2019 Conference Program includes…
- Two full days of engaging professional development.
- Dynamic Keynote Speakers
- Over 100 workshop sessions
- Over 40 Exhibitors
Maine CITE will be exhibiting at the Conference and John Brandt and Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles, Ph.D, ATP will be presenting “Innovative Technologies in Special Education.”
Use this link for more information and early bird registration discounts…
The following announcement come from the National Center of Accessible Educational Materials at CAST…
Accessibility as a Foundation of Universal Design for Learning
A free webinar hosted by Verbit as part of their The Accessible Classroom Redefined series
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
12:00 pm ET
Does your educational institution narrowly address accessibility as a compliance issue? Learn how to face it by implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in your initial framework. In this webinar, hosted by Verbit and featuring the AEM Center’s Cynthia Curry, participants will learn how to take accessibility further by implementing UDL, a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all learners. The webinar will provide insight on where to begin on your UDL journey, and will explore the impact of incorporating UDL and AI tools in your educational framework.
Cynthia Curry, Director, AEM Center
Scott Ready, Accessibility Strategist, Verbit
Shir Ibgui, Marketing Manager at Verbit
Use this link for more information and to register for this webinar…
The following free webinar comes from edWeb…
Quality Instructional Materials for Language Arts and Math: New SETDA K12 Database
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; and Alan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Looking for vetted instructional materials? This edWebinar will launch SETDA’s latest resource, the State K12 Instructional Materials Database, an online tool to access state-reviewed, full course instructional materials for secondary language arts and math.
Multiple states provide a formal review process to review instructional materials and publish the reviewed materials, now you can access all of those published materials via one online database and access the state review processes. Plus, hear how Utah will leverage this tool and learn how the state engages stakeholders in the instructional materials review process to support district decision making. The edWebinar will include the opportunity for dialogue and sharing.
This presentation will be of interest to administrators, instructional material coordinators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, and instructional coaches. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.
Use this link for more information and to register for this event…
In March, the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (NC-AEM) hosted a webinar entitled, “AEM in the IEP: Where Do Accessible Materials and Technologies Fit?” Presented by Joy Zabala and Diana Carl, the 60-minute webinar detailed the seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented. Participants were also provided with IEP requirements at each point and questions related to consideration of accessible materials.
This webinar has now been archived and posted, available for your viewing. The presentation slides and handout is also available for download.
The video and resources for the October 29th webinar, “How to Check A Website for Accessibility” have been posted. Here is the link to the recording and resources…
The webinar utilized the newly acquired Zoom Webinar platform and captioning services of Kaltura streaming. We are continuing to refine and enhance the quality of this service.
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