Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN)
by The Johns Hopkins University School of Education Center for Technology in Education
Welcome to the new online home of the Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN). This premier professional learning network connects educators, families, and educational leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching through the effective use of assistive and universally accessible technologies in education. MATN is a service of the Johns Hopkins University, Center for Technology in Education (JHU CTE). MATN membership is free and open to all.
By becoming a member of our online community, you exchange ideas, questions and recommendations with educators, families, researchers, leaders and policy makers around assistive technology tools, services, and processes. This vibrant network strives to help support individuals’ learning and independence.
MATN members enjoy these great benefits:
- Ongoing discussions with experts from around the State, country, and globe
- Opportunities to participate in conversations with leaders to shape policy and practice in Maryland and beyond
- Free access to the bi-annual MATN Institutes held at varying Johns Hopkins University campuses
- Priority registration for our complimentary webinar series featuring intimate access to respected experts and leaders in the AT and UDL fields
Exclusive access to web-content and live professional learning opportunities designed to complement your tool box as a parent and educator
MATN is FREE to use and FREE to join, but you must be a registered member of the Maryland Learning Links.
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Every child can learn. But learning is a lot easier when you have the right tools.
MATN FALL 2013 WEBINAR SERIES
Join Janet M. Sturm, PhD., CCC-SLP and other MATN members a series of webinars on Effective Writing Instruction for Students with Disabilities. Click here to learn more: MATN Fall Webinars.
To view recordings of previous webinars in the Webinar series, click here:
MATN was started by the Johns Hopkins University in 1994 as a continuation of the Statewide Technology and assistance Training (STAT) Program - an initiative founded by CTE through a U.S. Department of Education Personnel Preparation Grant in 1986.
MATN’s core mission is to consider, promote, select, use, and evaluate assistive technology for all individuals. With our increasingly connected world, MATN has expanded its purview to examine how to leverage today’s everyday technology to the benefit of unconventional learners and individuals with a variety of needs.
MATN is made possible in part by grant funding from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.