This webinar will explore the 2014 current issues and trends surrounding assistive technology devices and services for public schools and districts. Assistive technology tools, devices and services have been interwoven into the fabric of least restrictive environment (LRE) to afford access to the general curriculum and instructional materials for our special needs students for many years (since IDEA 2004). With the onset digital tools and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) trends in addition to mobile technologies being used by all school personnel, district operational guidelines are blurring the line of assistive and instructional technology. This webinar will discuss the educational trends of including BYOD, BYOT, apps, e-readers, online professional development, gaming, social networking, and more.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Identify at least 3 national current trends in assistive technology.br />
- Describe and locate resources to on specific assistive technology trends.
- Identify federal policies to tie in assistive technology implementation for your district.
Presented by Kirk Behnke, Region 4 ESC. Original air date September 9, 2014. 90 minutes. ATIA Code #AT14-WEB21-AR. CEC Product #WEBAT1421A.
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