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MAIER PD: Using Technology to Support Students with Disabilities
October 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm| $35
Using Technology to Support Students with Disabilities
Speaker: Don McMahon, Ph.D.
Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm.
Sign-in begins at 8:30am. Lunch is the responsibility of participants.
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono
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Late registrations will be considered if space is available.
Session Description: Using technology to support students with disabilities presents educators with many incredible resources and capabilities. It can also present some challenges. This session will cover many popular technology platforms (iPads, Chrome/ Chromebooks, etc.) and the wide selection of educational apps available for them. There will be multiple opportunities to share, collaborate, and explore new classroom resources. From the basics of built in accessibility features, dedicated apps, and eventually to cutting edge augmented reality and virtual reality tools, this session will explore ways to use a variety technology tools to address diverse learner needs in K-12 content areas and functional skills.
Contact hours are awarded free of charge. CEUs (.6) are available by contacting Deborah Rooks-Ellis at MAIER (email@example.com). A two-week notice and $20 processing fee is required for CEUs.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Don McMahon is an Assistant Professor of Special Education. His research interests include Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, wearable devices, Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Instructional technology. At WSU, Don coordinates the Assistive Technology Research and Development Lab. He recently was one of the authors of a handbook on using mobile devices in secondary classrooms settings. In addition, he is one of the cofounders of the WSU ROAR postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at WSU. Don was a special education teacher for 7 years and then became an instructional co-teaching coach for general education and special education teachers. Don is also a national presenter providing professional development sessions for both general educators and special educators on using technology to support diverse groups of learners.