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Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) Celebrates 25 Years of Service

Assistant State Superintendent Marcella Franczkowski was honored to open the 25th anniversary Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) Spring Institute on May 30th. Formed in 1994 through a partnership between the Maryland State Department of Education and Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education, MATN connects educators, families, policy-makers, and leaders who are committed to… Continue Reading Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) Celebrates 25 Years of Service

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Everyone Has Something to ADD! Teaching mathematics to students with significant cognitive disabilities

The Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, under the leadership of Marcella E. Franczkowski, recently hosted “Everyone Has Something to ADD!” with national expert Dr. Jenny Root. After the conference, Nancy Schmitt interviewed Dr. Root to explore the central themes of her presentation.  Continue Reading Everyone Has Something to ADD! Teaching mathematics to students with significant cognitive disabilities

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Take the Quiz: Misconceptions about Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

There are often misconceptions regarding what Adapted Physical Education (APE) is, what students are eligible to receive it, and who can deliver it. Test your knowledge of APE by taking this quiz Continue Reading Take the Quiz: Misconceptions about Physical Education for Students with Disabilities

MATN 2019 Spring Institute: Call for Presentations

The Maryland Assistive Technology Network (MATN) is excited to announce that our MATN Spring 2019 Institute will take place on May 30, 2019! Together, we will continue to promote access, equity and progress for all students and help MATN celebrate our 25th Anniversary! The MATN Institute will take place at the Johns Hopkins University, Columbia… Continue Reading MATN 2019 Spring Institute: Call for Presentations