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VE-MWAT-03: App Smackdown!

Overview

Sharing is everything right? Wouldn't it be nice if a group of people could just sit down and share different apps that can be used on iOS, Android or Chrome? If you answered 'yes,' then this session is for you! Join us for this year's edition of the App Smackdown. In this session, participants will share with each other different apps that can be used with and/or by individuals with disabilities. This is a session for practitioners led by practitioners. Come join us for a fast-paced and exciting experience for sharing your knowledge and learning with others.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Participants will describe at least 3 different techniques for using iOS, Android, or Chrome apps.
Second Learning Objective: Participants will describe at least 3 features of iOS, Android or Chrome apps.
Third Learning Objective: Participants will identify at least 3 applications of different iOS, or Chrome apps.

Primary Strand

Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies

Secondary Strand

Secondary same as primary

Target Audience

  • Accessibility Professional
  • ADA Coordinator
  • Administrators
  • AT Specialists
  • Alternative Media Specialist
  • Caregivers
  • Communication Specialist
  • Consumers/Individuals with Disabilities
  • Consultants/Trainers
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Disability Services
  • Educators
  • Faculty/Instructors - Higher Education
  • Family Members
  • Government/Non-Profit Agencies
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Media Specialist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Physical Therapists
  • Rehab Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Educators
  • Teachers of the Visually Impaired
  • Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Transition Coordinator
  • Visual Impairment Specialists
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

Experience Level

Introductory

Primary Life Cycle Addressed

All

Session Delivery Format

In-person presentation with live-stream

Course Schedule

This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Thursday, Jan 27: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Learning Center CEUs

ASHA CE Information:
Recorded Session
Start date of ASHA CEUs offering: May 16, 2022
ASHA CE Approved Provider. ATIA. Introductory Level. 0.10 ASHA CEUs

This course is also offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
ACVREP; AOTA; CRC; IACET
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.

As this course was included in the ATIA 2022 Virtual Event series, please refer to the ATIA Learning Center CEUs page for further information on how to submit your CRC CEUs for this course to CRCC.

Speaker/s:

Mike Marotta

Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC, Inclusive Technology Evangelist

Biography

Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, and the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network (https://inclusiveln.org/) 2017 Outstanding Educator, who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for 30 years. He runs his own technology consulting firm, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. As an evaluator, Mike works collaboratively with teams in all environments (school, workplace, and community) to effectively match the individual's needs to technology supports. Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSUN), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) where he teaches courses for Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey, the statewide Assistive Technology Act program for New Jersey. Mike is also a member of the Faculty at the Center on Technology and Disabilities, serves on both the CAST Accessible Educational Materials and Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) Advisory Boards. Mike is one of the co-authors of the ISTE book Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year. For details visit https://inclusive365.com/ Mike believes in the power of professional networking. He is the founder of edcampAccess NJ, an unconference event focused on teacher led professional development opportunities focused on inclusion, special education and assistive technology. Mike is also active on Twitter (@mmatp) and co-moderates the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat which brings together an international group of practitioners to discuss issues and tools related to delivery of effective assistive technology services. 

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
For a full list of disclosures, visit https://mmatp.com/disclosures/

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
For a full list of disclosures, visit https://mmatp.com/disclosures/

Christopher Bugaj, MA, CCC-SLP

Loudoun County Public Schools, Inclusive Educational Experience Designer

Biography

Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST; a multi-award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences. Chris is the author of The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All, published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Chris is the co-author of Inclusive Learning 365: EdTech Strategies for Every Day of the Year and The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools both of which are also published by ISTE. Chris co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co-produces and co-authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 500 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Christopher Bugaj receives a salary from Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris shares all his disclosures on his website at http://bit.ly/bugajdisclosures.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
Chris serves in a volunteer capacity on a number of advisory committees. Chris shares all his disclosures on his website at http://bit.ly/bugajdisclosures.

Brian Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP

Assistive Technology Partnership, ATP Education Program Supervisor

Biography

Brian Wojcik serves as the ATP Education Program Supervisor and Assistive Technology Specialist within Assistive Technology Partnership. He had previously worked at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he helped prepare Special Education teachers and headed up the Assistive Technology Master's Program. Brian also worked as the Coordinator of the Special Education Assistive Technology (SEAT) Center at Illinois State University. Overall, he has over 25 years working in and with schools focusing on how to use assistive technology to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Employed by the Assistive Technology Partnership which is part of Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation and the Nebraska Department of Education.

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Yes
Brian is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP).