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Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for diverse learners in the classroom

As education has transformed, the challenge of using technology, especially assistive technologies in conjunction with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) concepts has become more complex. But what does that all mean? UDL has three primary components; there must be multiple means of representation, action and expression and engagement. While uncovering this framework, we’d like to better understand how to use it while ensuring all students’ needs are met. Additionally, we want to explore how assistive technology can come along side UDL to enrich learning for all learners in our classrooms.
Interested in joining us? We invite you to follow along via YouTube Live on Wednesday, August 9 at 7:00 P.M. EST by using this http://youtu.be/eOR_S4IFP6w

Feel free to share your thoughts or ask questions as well! Tweet using the hashtags #MAETBridge #AstTechUDL

For further learning about the topics that will be discussed during the webinar, check out any of the following resources below:

Hosted by Jocelyn Paez, Earl Whittemore and Emily Sherbin (MAET students)

Encouraging Reluctant Teachers to Use Technology

Students of all ages in 2017 are being asked to demonstrate technological literacy, outside-the-box thinking, and innovative creativity in order to become successful learners, deep thinkers, and productive members of their global communities.  Many educators are stepping up to this challenge, and working to integrate technologies purposefully and meaningfully into their classrooms.  But what about teachers who have had success with traditional methods for years?  What about those who are a bit leery of these new technologies?

Join us Wednesday, August 9 from 8-9am EST to chat with some experts in the field of technology integration, to gain insights on how you can encourage reluctant educators to take a step into the tech world, or get some new ideas for yourself!  Follow and share your thoughts on Twitter with the hashtags #MAETBridge #MAETert

To learn more about the ideas we will be discussing, feel free to check out the resources below:

Link:

http://youtu.be/kq9mnL7DXrc

Coding & Robotics in the Classroom

Educators are challenged with cultivating 21st century skills within their students. Solving tomorrow’s problems, many argue, requires at least a working knowledge of coding. Robotics offers students an opportunity to build trans-disciplinary abilities required to solve dynamic problems. But how do teachers implement coding and robotics into their classrooms in a manner that aligns with technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge? How do they separate hype from authentic learning, in an effort to aid their students in becoming 21st century learners?

We’ve invited expert educators to explore these questions and share their thoughts about coding & robotics in the classroom.

Interested in joining us? We invite you to follow along via YouTube live on Monday, August 7 at 6:30 P.M. ET by using the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b3oQQDNyOU&feature=youtu.be

Feel free to share your thoughts or ask questions as well! Tweet using the hashtags #MAETBridge #MAETcr.

For further learning about the topics that will be discussed during the webinar, check out any of the following resources below:

Using Technology Effectively to Assist Learning

Just the Facts

Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

Time: 5:00pm Eastern Time

Where: Watch on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wqf0YaOz-w

What: Learn how to implement technology effectively to assist student learning

Watch: #MAETBridge and #tech2assist on Twitter for a link to the event!

Using Technology Effectively to Assist Learning

As educators, how can we effectively use technology in the classroom to assist student learning? Join us as we discuss this topic with Kelly Kermode, technology coordinator at Forest Hills Public Schools and Kristin Kemppainen, third grade teacher and Kent Intermediate School District facilitator. The speakers will provide insight into their views and experiences of effective technology use, as well as when it is appropriate to use technology to assist learning. Additionally, the speakers will engage in discussion about information literacy, an expected skill for 21st century students. We look forward to having you join us for our live webinar on Monday, August 7th at 5:00pm. #MAETBridge #tech2assist

Our Hosts: Bridget Bennett, Kelli Swindell, Shari Saddison (MAET students at Michigan State University)