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CR-EDU-11: At Least 50 Ways to Enhance Literacy/Learning the UDL Way

In this fun and fast-paced session, learn more than 50 strategies to ACCESS information using UDL as a guide. These practices engage students and set the stage for meaningful learning, enabling them to use alternative ways to organize, display, interact, and respond to information. Scaffolds created or displayed with everyday technologies such as mobile technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in which learners can thrive. This workshop will present an overview of resources to meet diverse student needs and provide participants with a digital toolkit to begin or continue that process. Leave singing a ‘new’ tune you can use tomorrow and that will help you remember more than 50 strategies to support participation by all.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe five or more “everyday technologies” that can be implemented to produce or scaffold information for diverse learners.
  2. Identify five or more electronic resources that can be accessed immediately to begin or continue to enhance literacy and learning experiences for all.
  3. Define the two terms "scaffold" and “cognitive rescaling” and how they relate to supporting diverse learners.

Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Target Audience

Administrators; AT Specialists; Caregivers; Curriculum and Instruction; Educators; Family Members; Occupational Therapists; Paraprofessionals; Physical Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Special Education Educators; Teachers of the Visually Impaired

Experience Level

Content Area
Professional Area

ATIA 2020 Conference Recording
This course was given at the ATIA 2020 Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Continuing Education Credits
For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

This course is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.15 CEU Units.

Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: April 1, 2020
End date of ASHA CEUs offering: March 31, 2025
Type: ASHA; Number of ASHA CEU Hours: 1.5 Number of ASHA CEUs: 0.15

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Sally Norton-Darr
SND Solutions, LLC
Sally Norton-Darr, MS, CCC-SLP, is currently an independent consultant for educational and assistive technology solutions who served for many years as an assistive technology trainer for Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia and is also a nationally certified speech-language pathologist. Sally has worked in a variety of venues across the USA and abroad. She has presented internationally, regionally, and virtually to diverse audiences on a wide range of everyday to high-tech strategies, interventions, and solutions. Sally is a lifelong learner committed to the full spectrum of educational and assistive technology to provide practical solutions readily accessible to all learners. She is the co-author of several articles and the ISTE publication: The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Sally Norton-Darr receives honoraria for presentations and workshops. Sally is an independent Educational and Assistive Technology Consultant. She is co-author of an ISTE publication: The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology in the Public Schools, for which she receives royalties. She also receives reduced registration as a speaker for the ATIA Conference.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship
: Yes Sally Norton-Darr serves as an unpaid advocate and advisor on Special Education and Assistive Technology

Judith Schoonover
Judith Schoonover is an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. She is certified as an assistive technology professional (ATP) by RESNA and is a founding member of the Loudoun County Public Schools Assistive Technology Team. Judith has worked in schools for more than 44 years. She has authored articles and chapters and has presented on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition, literacy, and assistive technology internationally. She is the former vice president of the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association and served as the communication liaison for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Early Intervention and School Special Interest Section. She participated in several National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) workgroups addressing response to intervention (RTI), transition, and virtual schools. Currently, Judith represents AOTA on the National Joint Committee (NJC) for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities and participates on AOTA’s Transition Work Group and on the Editorial Board of ATIA’s journal, Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits (ATOB).
Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Judith Schoonover receives an honorarium for continuing education courses and seminars, and financial compensation for authoring chapters for AOTA and other publishers. She is a strand advisor for ATIA, and receives complimentary registration for the ATIA Conference and other stipends.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes Judith Schoonover serves on the Editorial Board for the ATOB, as reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, and as a member of the NJC.