Learning Opportunity

Accessibility Tools For all Students (Read & Write for Google, Chromebook tools)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Darren Maltais
Date:May 07, 2024
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-TI-584
Focus: Assessment Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches. Inclusive Learning Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

There are several tools that ALL students can use on Chromebooks to help them become better readers, writers, and learners in general. This session will help you address the diverse needs in your classroom. Empower your students to become more independent and use the tools they need to help them be successful. In this session, we will look at the built-in accessibility features of Chromebooks such as dictation and select-to-speak. We’ll also cover the features of Read&Write with specific lessons that allow students to use these tools in their everyday learning.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Facilitator

Darren Maltais

After years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division. This year will mark his 10th year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools, co-creating lessons, projects, and products to help students learn more effectively and make curriculum come alive. He has helped to... Read more »