Select Criteria: Tracks = Future of EdTech Inclusion & Special Education

Sunday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W007
Many students struggle with reading and writing. Fortunately, there's a wealth of free, innovative technologies that can remove obstacles to learning, promote independence, and provide alternative ways for students to receive information and demonstrate what they know. Come to this fast-paced, innovative workshop and be inspired to immediately implement technology... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Sunday, January 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W032
The use of Google tools & Chromebooks continues to explode in education. But how can we use this array of tools to promote a culture of inclusion in our schools? Let’s explore how to incorporate these tools into the learning environment to support ALL learners. From built-in accessibility features to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Sunday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W057
One in five children in the U.S. has a learning disability, which includes dyslexia. How do we ensure that students with dyslexia can access educational opportunities without additional barriers or anxiety? This hands-on workshop will look at a range of ideas, strategies, and resources that administrators, educators, and students themselves... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W082
Providing students, with and without disabilities, appropriate and effective supports in meeting the demands of rigorous instruction is often challenging! The lack of research-based accommodations for IEP teams and lack of students' self-advocacy skills to request supports in the classroom add to the complexity. This workshop will address student self-advocacy,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W107
Rigorous state standards require higher level thinking, finding multiple solutions for real world problems, and collaborative problem solving. A new Supreme Court decision emphasizes the need to challenge students with special needs with appropriately ambitious rigor. Educational technology, strategically selected, can be the right tool for meeting these challenges! This... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W132
Learning need not be a chore for everyone, including those students with IEPs or 504 plans. Join the fun as we explore 25 methods that engage and empower ALL students to take charge of their own learning. Infuse your classroom or school with these inclusive practices to design educational experiences... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W157
This lively workshop will consider the role technology has in the education of students with autism. Creative communication strategies will be shared with an emphasis on offering ideas that delegates can take away and translate into their own practice. From low-tech strategies to reduce students’ anxieties through augmentative communication to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Monday, January 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS121
Just as we design the physical structure and furniture of our 21st Century classrooms for all of our students, we must also design the digital learning environment for all students.... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS122
Teacher and student awareness of assistive technology is increasing, but knowing where to find free and low-cost tech can be difficult due to the quickly changing online world. This presentation... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS123
Technology can enhance cognitive, communicative, and socio-emotional development in students with diverse needs. In this session, learn how to use apps to address expressive communication, verbal reasoning, social interactions, executive... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS124
Legally-blind middle schooler Paloma Rambana is a successful lobbyist who published “Paloma’s Dream: The True Story of One Girl’s Mission to Help Kids, Inspire Activism and Survive Middle School”. In... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS125
Dyslexia is a language based reading disorder. Students can have difficulty in decoding and encoding of words. They may also have reading comprehension or writing difficulties. The session will go... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS126
Every individual has the right to self-expression through art, however, neuromuscular, visual and anatomic differences may hinder accessibility. UDL principles stress multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression using... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Performing/Visual Arts
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS127
How do you assess a student’s independence in the community and the classroom? What about their strengths and areas for growth in a vocational placement? Capturing, sharing, and assessing student... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS128
Perhaps you're excited about maker education but have reservations because of various emotional, social, and physical concerns for the students you serve? This session will specifically overview the planning process... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS129
Are you looking for new ideas for enhancing reading in your classroom by using educational resources and technology? Come and learn EASY, EFFECTIVE, and differentiated styles of reading approaches that... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS130
The greater availability and improved ease of use of authoring tools now means that accessibility can be part of the content creation workflow for educators. Standards such as the Web... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS131
Participants will get a quick overview of Universal Design for Learning principles that can help teachers provide personalized and differentiated instruction to support all types of learners. Mix this with... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS132
Want some quick and easy ways to reach all levels of learners? Come to this poster session to learn how to use accessibility features that are already built into the... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS133
It can be difficult to gather data and monitor progress on students' IEP goals when you may only see your students for an hour or less throughout the school day.... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS134
Learn how students with autism and related conditions use iPads to increase independence at home, at school, & in the community. This session will include a review of existing research... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS135
Providing assistive technology (AT) and accessible education materials (AEM) to students can intimidate the most tech-savvy teams. Join Mystie as she takes you on an AT&AEM Implementation trek through technology... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS136
Discover ways to integrate STEAM activities into the classroom to meet the needs of all learners. Tools shared will include free and low-cost options accessible to educators. We will discuss... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS139
Research based learning strategies in an organized, systematic and multi sensory application can increase test scores and reading comprehension. The strategies will help students focus on literacy to meet the... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W179
How do you support all learners, including those with disabilities, across platforms and curriculum using free and low-cost apps, extensions, web resources, and built-in accessibility features? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device with specific focus on Google... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C006
Technology is a powerful tool for reinforcing learning, stimulating student engagement, incentivizing behaviors, and tracking student progress. For students with autism, educational technology can promote positive growth in essential learning... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C011
Students now grow up with social media and the internet, but we can’t expect them to know how to safely navigate the online environment on their own. For students with... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W194
3D interfaces, virtual reality, and robotics have arrived, and you need to know how to harness the power of these tools to enhance learning for all students. In this workshop, move beyond the hardware to learn real-world applications of innovative technologies that can boost student performance in your special education... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C043
At 25, Kim Hodges lost his vision due to a rare autoimmune disease. Eight years later, the condition went into remission, and he got his sight back. As someone who... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C048
Work individually or divide up into teams to see if you can Escape the Room! Collect the clues, decipher the riddles, and solve the puzzles to claim your prize! Along... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C080
Executive functions are essential life-long skills that are critical for academic and social growth. When students lack these skills, they struggle to pay attention, complete assignments, follow multi-step directions, and engage in appropriate social behaviors. This session will provide digital solutions to enhance executive functioning in students across all age... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB10
Do you have students for whom reading is made more complicated by dyslexia or other learning disabilities, visual impairments, or physical disabilities? Come and learn about Bookshare, a free ebook library for students who read differently. Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, Bookshare... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W209
Work smarter by using Google tools to effectively track special ed case management and monitor student progress toward IEP goals. This workshop will provide hands-on professional development on using Google tools for special ed data collection and case management. Build in reminders for staff, provide transparency, and be able to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C117
Find out how smart devices, 3D printers, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies can help create Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) — those materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability. Accessible educational materials are a key component in the implementation of Universal Design for... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C154
K-12 classes have an array of learners at different levels, and this session will provide administrators, special educators, and general educators with technology tools that foster reading inclusion for readers of different levels. Participants will learn how to use free video creation tools like Vizia and edPuzzles to provide formative... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB15
This session will focus on WHY you should be teaching students HOW to code and help teachers incorporate coding and robotics within the current curriculum and inspire students with varying levels of cognitive ability. Real life examples and videos will showcase how students in an Autism program and Cognitive Moderate... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C191
Students with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM careers, with fewer than 10 percent of all undergraduate students in STEM fields reporting a disability. It all starts in the early... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 230B
  • Session Number: C212
The special education population is an ever-growing and diverse population. We as educators and administrators are being expected to handle more and more in the school environment. Not only students... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W224
In this session, we will discuss and demonstrate a continuum of strategies and technology tools that can support students who struggle with reading and build upon their digital toolkit — giving them better access to the curriculum. These supports include readability, accessibility, software, and web resources as well as mobile/Chrome apps designed... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Wednesday, January 30, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W239
For students who struggle with disorganization, forgetfulness, attention, or behavior, technology can quickly become a barrier as opposed to a tool for success. How can we alter this outcome? We can’t assume students are naturally benefiting from the countless tools available, and we can't assume teachers can intuitively direct and... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C228
Multi-tiered systems of support such as RTI and PBIS are perfect frameworks for using assistive technology and embedded supports to reach students who are struggling. This session will cover new and improved accessibility features, embedded supports, and assistive technologies that you need to know to support students in the least... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM

Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W254
Augmented reality can create out-of-this-world learning experiences in inclusive settings. In this deep-dive, tech specialist Jenn Park will explain how to use augmented and virtual reality to bring education to life for students with unique learning needs. See demonstrations on using multiple AR-ready apps to help students comprehend curricula, while... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS111
Excited about using coding and beginning bots in the classroom? Worried about having time beyond teaching core content to actually use them? Come see successful lessons integrating classroom content with... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS115
Enjoy the combination of Robotics and Light Photography. See how students can use the Sphero and a camera to create beautiful artwork from simple letter making to their own unique... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM

Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C265
Students with reading challenges often suffer socially and emotionally as well as academically. Fortunately, many technology solutions are now available to address these challenges, but teachers must be willing to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C293
Just because something is digital doesn't mean it's accessible...it's just available. Let's examine and challenge our ways of work to create accessible content using the Rich Content Editor (RCE) in... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330A
  • Session Number: $W269
Do you want data collection to be easier? Do teachers spend more time taking, analyzing, and graphing data than teaching? We have a solution! Learn how to use Google Forms templates to streamline and save time with your data collection and analysis! Learn how to collect, graph, and analyze data... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, January 30, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C302
We want all our learners to take ownership of their learning. In this interactive session, participants will have an opportunity to explore a variety of tools, apps, and resources to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C316
Digital game-based learning is an instructional methodology that incorporates educational content into video games with the goal of engaging learners. Participants will learn the pedagogy supporting digital games as supplements... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)

Wednesday, January 30, 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB25
From early education to higher-ed environments, students react in different ways to environmental stimuli. This session will explore how to effectively create optimal learning environments for children in special education when you have a spectrum of needs. Sensory integration and environmental processing can be unique based on each human being... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C339
Using drones can engage K-12 students regardless of classification while addressing a broad range of content knowledge. In this session, learn about Jersey City Public School’s Drone Project and gain innovative strategies for using drone technology to engage students with diverse needs in your own districts. General and special educators... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Mathematics

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 310D
  • Session Number: C376
Electronic IEP systems can take your special education management to the next level if you have the tools to successfully introduce and implement the system. This session will cover the highs and lows, ins and outs of deploying and using a web-based IEP system from special ed administrators who rolled... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

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