Recorded: April 24, 2014 – A challenge for successful teacher preparation is providing candidates with the necessary knowledge, experience, and practice to be proficient across wide-ranging professional demands. Programs have a finite number of credit hours in which to ensure that their students are ready to be classroom teachers. An area for which most new teachers are under-prepared is the accessibility of educational materials (Accessible Instructional Materials – AIM) and Assistive Technology (AT) for learners with disabilities. In this webinar, participants are guided through a series of web-based modules and tutorials that can be used as self-contained “drop-in” assignments for your students. Suggestions for how the resources can be best integrated in a preparation program are offered.
The audience for this webinar is teacher educators in both general education and special education certification programs.
- An introduction to AT and AIM.
- The connection among AT, AIM, and the ISTE Standards for Teachers (formerly NETS-T).
- The distinction between what new general education teachers should know and what new special education teachers should know about AT and AIM.
- Web-based modules and tutorials that can be dropped into teacher education courses.
- Strategies for integrating these resources in your program.
Cynthia Curry M.S., Ed. of the Maine AIM Program. Cynthia is the facilitator of the MLTI-Teacher Preparation Collaborative and specializes in AIM and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a consultant for Maine’s K-12 schools and higher ed institutions.