PD on the Go: 3-D Printing to Empower Kids with Disabilities

Join us every Friday to see one of our favorite short videos to grow and enhance your practice.

Take advantage of new technologies and the maker movement to empower your students and encourage the use and development of STEM skills. Watch how students with physical disabilities worked with design experts and engineers to create body modifications, transforming them into superheroes!

What do you think?

  • In this video, we saw technology being used to empower students, what are some other ways technology builds student agency?
  • How can you incorporate hands-on maker education elements into your instruction?

Take this from theory to practice

Through peer-to-peer collaboration, and opportunities for creative problem-solving and innovation, students have the ability to be creators, inventors, and builders. Use the PowerUp What Works strategy guides to support your instruction and providing hands-on maker experiences for your students: Thinking Aloud, Modeling, Visual Representation, and Interacting with Peers.

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AIR Informs Episode #6: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

Remote learning requires adjustment for all students, but students with disabilities face additional challenges during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the latest episode of AIR Informs, Allison Gandhi, managing researcher and director of AIR’s special education practice area, describes some of these obstacles and shares strategies to help students make the most of this time.