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An Introduction to Assistive Technology for Learning

Facilitator(s): Sandra Gluth
Date:December 06, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-IE-113

Target Audience

Teachers, Learning Coaches, and other specialists who work directly with students.

About this learning opportunity

Do you have a student that can understand the content being taught but can’t read the text? Or a student who has lots of great ideas and understands what they have learned but can’t get their thoughts down on paper? In today’s classrooms, a wide range of technologies are creating new options for differentiated instruction and for the inclusion of students with disabilities. 

This learning opportunity will introduce you to text-to-speech, word prediction, speech recognition and visual learning tools and how the flexible use of these technologies can reduce barriers to learning and support literacy learning and the success of students at risk. Much of our day together will be in conversation about the students you are working with and possible solutions to support their success.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Sandra Gluth is an educator with many years of experience working with students with diverse learning needs. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Sandra was on secondment to Alberta Education as a Curriculum Manager in Inclusive Education. Sandra also worked as a learning technologies consultant with Edmonton Public Schools where she was able to combine her passion for teaching and learning with using technologies to support literacy learning and the success of all students, including those with diverse learning needs.