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Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers
Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by David C. Winters, Ph.D., Department Head and Professor, Department of Special Education & Communication Sciences and Disorders, Eastern Michigan University
Sponsored by Learning Ally
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This edWebinar explores ways to integrate assistive technology (AT) into virtual instruction that can benefit struggling readers in their general education classes as well as their special education services. The session discusses the difference between instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) and focus on several devices and apps that both general educators and specialists can incorporate into their virtual instruction to enhance their students’ learning.
Dr. David Winters has extensive knowledge in the area of technology and struggling readers. In addition to his work at the collegiate level, he is a Fellow in the Orton-Gillingham Academy and a Certified Dyslexia Specialist.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. David Winters, or “Dr. Dave” as he is often called, is a Certified Dyslexia Specialist by the International Dyslexia Association, a Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and a member of the International Dyslexia Association Orton Oaks. He is currently the department head and a professor in the Department of Special Education & Communication Sciences and Disorders at Eastern Michigan University.
For more than 40 years, he has been a classroom teacher, tutor, diagnostician, administrator, and trainer, and is a frequent presenter at local, state, regional, and national conferences on the role of technology and literacy. In addition to his work conducting Structured Literacy training, he has taught university courses introducing preservice teachers to special education as well as instructional and assistive technology, writing, and assessment in special education for preservice special educators and speech language pathologists.
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