Inclusive Learning Network

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The Inclusive Learning Network’s primary purpose is to advance knowledge concerning specialized technology products and effective practices for enhancing opportunities for children, youth and adults with disabilities and for students who are gifted.


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Latest Discussion Posts

  • Hello, Every month I will be sending out ways to upgrade a lesson by focusing on different depth of Knowledge levels. We will be focusing the next two months on professional learning.  Here is the November/ Decembers Activity:  ...

  • Thank you for your thoughtful response. Ideas worth exploring! All the best, Jan ------------------------------ Jan Tunison Lead Teacher of Instructional Technology Scotia-Glenville CSD Scotia, NY ------------------------------

  • Just trying to say. . .This might be an opportunity for technology educators to use read aloud software, not just to meet current practice, but to transform it:  Reframe accommodations as accessibility features and extend them to all students. ...

  • My personal favorite is Immersive Reader from Microsoft. Recently, Riley Lark (co-founder of PearDeck) created a Chrome extension for it that is free. The downside is that it doesn't work on Google Docs or other rich text editors (at least, last time ...

Announcements

  • Happy World Usability Day!

    This year's World Usability Day theme is all about Designing for the Future We Want. We believe the future must be inclusive. And Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework we can use to design for an inclusive future.

    Our Inclusive Learning Network International Committee has developed a wonderful self-serve resource including a recorded presentation from the inaugural UDL in Higher Education Digital Conference and a discussion guide for you to use on your own or with colleagues for World Usability Day.

    International Perspectives on UDL in Postsecondary Online Classrooms
    Presented by Susie L. Gronseth, Elizabeth M. Dalton, Rosa Cendros Araujo, and Lydia Ugwu

    Join the larger World Usability Day discussion on Twitter using the #WUD2019 hashtag, and join our PLN discussion using #InclusiveLN.

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  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 Webinar

    Join the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network and the SITE UDL-SIG in getting an early start to the celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with a FREE webinar!

    Title: Inclusive Education Around the World.

    When: Thursday, May 16th at 9 AM ET (8 AM CT, -5 hours UTC/GMT)

    Where: Online on Zoom. To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/GAAD19-inclusive

    The webinar will feature presentations from Thailand, Colombia, and the US:

    Colombia - Nitza Guzman, Luis Acero, Miguel Mejia and Edwin Oriz (Colegio Aleman Duestche Schule Barranquilla)

    Thailand - Nantanoot Suwannawut (Bureau of Special Education, Thailand Ministry of Education)

    United States - Kathleen Bastedo, Nancy Swenson (Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida)
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  • Outstanding Inclusive Educator Award Nominations Open Until February 28th

    Know an Outstanding Inclusive Educator who is doing great things to empower learners with technology and ensure education works for all? We want to to hear from you!

    Nominate yourself or a colleague for the Outstanding Inclusive Educator Award to be presented at the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia.

    Applications close on February 28th. Read More
  • ISTE Technology Integration Survey

    Special education professionals - your voice needs to be included in this research into pre-service preparation conducted by ISTE's Teacher Educational Network: 

    A team of researchers from the ISTE Teacher Educator Network (TEN) is conducting a national research study titled, “Where are We Now? Technology Integration in Teacher Preparation.” The purpose of this survey research is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of technology integration in pre-service teacher preparation across universities and colleges within the US.

    We’d love to know your opinion!

    If you agree to participate in the research study, you’ll be asked to complete the following:

    • A 15 minute maximum online survey.
    • Optional! Participate in a 30 minute recorded interview and/or focus group. These will take place in a private Zoom online meeting room.
    Please access and read the Statement of Informed Consent. Once you agree to participate, you will have direct access to the survey. Don’t forget to let us know if you are willing to participate in the Interviews or Focus Groups!

    Thank you for your participation! If you have questions please contact Jennifer Courduff via cell phone or text message (909-702-6461), or email (jcourduff@apu.edu). Read More