During the fall of 2016, the Maryland Assistive Technology Network featured a NEW three-part webinar series focusing on Mathematics Instruction, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Assistive Technology (AT).
Title: Supporting our Students with Disabilities in the Mathematics Classroom to become Successful and College and Career Ready
Description: With the heightened emphasis on mathematical reasoning, verbal and written expression, the Maryland College and Career-Ready Mathematics standards pose unique challenges for students with disabilities. The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe ways in which we can engage our students with mathematical concepts and skills throughout elementary and secondary school.
This webinar series:
- Looks at strategies to incorporate the standards into our classroom design and organizational structures.
- Provides practical strategies and tools for vocabulary development, written expression, problem-solving, and assistive technology supports.
- Discusses how UDL can facilitate the instructional design of the mathematics classroom to increase student achievement and reduce the learning barriers to the mathematics curriculum.
Access session #1 recording here.
Access session #2 recording here.
Access session #3 recording here.
Alice Wright is a special educator with ten years of experience teaching and supporting secondary mathematics instruction. She has a Masters of Arts in Special Education from George Washington University. Ms. Wright has collaborated with the mathematics department in Montgomery County Public Schools to deliver professional development to teachers which incorporates planning for the needs of all learners especially students with disabilities. In 2013 she joined the High Incidence Accessible Technology (HIAT) team, and works as an AT consultant supporting students and staff.