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Top Assistive Technology to Support Grade 3-8 Readers
Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Mike Marotta, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional
Sponsored by Learning Ally
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Explore top assistive technology tools to ignite a love of reading in grades three to eight. Beginning in third grade, most classrooms have moved into the reading-to-learn stage. This means that our struggling readers that still need skill building in reading skill development are often left behind when it comes to accessing grade level curriculum and content. Assistive technology can be a tremendous support to these students by helping them achieve academic and performance outcomes right on track with their peers. Let’s explore the right tools for the right students with the right goal in mind.
In this edWebinar, Mike Marotta, a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, shares a broad range of low- and high-tech applications and tools to support struggling readers in these grades when it comes to keeping up with classroom assignments. By focusing on the features of available tools, participants will be able to identify appropriate tools to meet the needs of each individual whether it be for assigned reading with a textbook or novel or pleasure reading.
This recorded event will benefit educators of struggling readers at all grade levels, especially grades three to eight, as well as administrators, librarians, and AT specialists. Learn about the latest assistive technology to support your grade three to eight readers.
About the Presenter
Mike Marotta is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, and the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network 2017 Outstanding Educator, who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 28 years. He runs his own technology consulting firm, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. 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 several universities where he teaches courses for pre-service teachers and 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 and serves on the CAST Accessible Educational Materials Advisory Board.
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Learning Ally is a leading ed-tech, nonprofit proven to transform the lives of struggling readers. We provide access to grade-level content to bridge the gap for students with learning differences who can cognitively comprehend the information but read below grade level. Our high-quality, human-read audiobooks coupled with a suite of teacher resources is a cost effective solution for your school.