Tech Matters

Technology tips and teaching strategies aligned with PowerUp WHAT WORKS.
Sep
5
2018

Empower Paraeducators in Your School with PowerUp PD

Paraeducators and other education support professionals (ESPs) have a critical role to play in your plans to integrate technology practices and universal design for learning (UDL) to improve teaching and learning. Working side-by-side with classroom... More...
Jul
11
2018

The Future of Assistive Technology – Where Might We Be Going Next?

Think about the types of technology your students (and you!) were using just 10 years ago. What did assistive technology (AT) look like? What is possible now that wasn’t possible then? What might be possible in the next 5 years? The last decade has... More...
Jun
13
2018

Year End Roundup: Top 10 PowerUp Blog Posts for Teachers

As the school year ends, we wanted to take the opportunity to share the past year’s most popular blog posts for teachers. Topics ranged from tips to create digitally accessible documents, to strategies for making challenging STEM concepts more... More...
Jun
1
2018

PD on the Go: Supercharging the Classroom: Using Technology to Support Personalized Learning

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. How can we create opportunities for students to have greater engagement with content? How can we maximize technology tools to help students become... More...
Apr
20
2018

PD on the Go: The Myth of Average

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Learning environments designed to meet the needs of the average student limit teaching and learning. Listen to Todd Rose, Ed.D. discuss the implications... More...
Apr
18
2018

Empowering Teachers with Technology: Formative Assessment to Personalize Learning

How can technology tools support teachers in their use of formative assessment across different subject areas to better serve the needs of struggling students? Technology-enhanced instruction enables teachers to provide different modes of support to... More...
Apr
13
2018

PD on the Go: Personalized Learning Classroom Tour

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Wondering what a classroom driven by personalized instruction looks like? Check out this short classroom tour to see how one teacher used flexible... More...
Apr
6
2018

PD on the Go: What is Personalized Learning?

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice. Have you heard the term “personalized learning” but you’re not quite sure what it means? This video gives a great overview of what personalized learning... More...
Apr
4
2018

STEM Challenge: Student Engagement and Identity with Science

Students who can envision themselves as scientists or mathematicians are more likely to pursue STEM coursework beyond middle and high school. Many students with disabilities may struggle to see themselves as STEM professionals. Consider... More...
Mar
20
2018

STEM for All: Personalize STEM Instruction with Accessible Technology

Thanks to more accessible technologies and a nationwide effort to engage underrepresented populations in STEM fields, more students with disabilities than ever are pursuing careers in science and engineering. However, many students with disabilities... More...