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2018 CoSN Conference Presentation - UDL and Technology: Ensuring Transformative Technology Benefits All Learners

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The last decade has seen an explosion in the advancement of educational technology tools and accessibility features that support universally designed learning experiences and instruction that meets...

2018 SXSW EDU Conference Presentation - Call to Action: Closing the Digital Accessibility Gap

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Presentation Overview Our students are living in a time of innovation that is transforming how they learn, play, work, and interact with the world. But transformative change cannot be exclusionary;...

A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning

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Due to the fast pace of change in the K-12 online learning field, many of the issues and concepts found in the first edition of this series required updates. This second edition of the National...

Accessibility is More Than a Checklist (Print Version)

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end...

Accessibility is More Than a Checklist (Web Version)

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Accessibility guidelines, checklists, and standards can be useful tools when developing accessible content, but accessibility is more than just a checklist for compliance. Understanding your end...

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Adoption Rubric

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Supplementary Resource: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) Adoption Rubric - This is an example of the rubric used to evaluate classroom resources according to UDL principles. Use...

District Spotlight: Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

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How can a school district implement a unified approach to using technology and best practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities and their peers? Learn how Indiana’s Bartholomew...

District Spotlight: Pelham School District

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How can districts use personalized learning to maximize the implementation of education and assistive technology to support all students, including students with disabilities? Learn how Pelham School...

End the Math Wars

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Model with Mathematics
In this article, the author discusses why and how educational technology can be implemented in the classroom and school to support improved student outcomes in mathematics. The author not only...

Facilitating Technology Implementation: Strategic Planning for AT Specialists and Administrators -- Part One: Implementation Science

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The key to effective technology implementation is systematic planning that engages all of the principal stakeholders. In this session, education leaders will learn about how to use strategic planning...

Five Steps for Implementing a Successful 1:1 Environment

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This article describes the process of moving toward a 1:1 environment in the classroom.

Getting the Most from Technology Tools

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This Knowledge Brief addresses the topic of how to get the most from technology tools in order to inform educators and policymakers who are developing school or district technology plans.

ISTE’s Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

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An easy-to-follow guide for any educator wanting to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader. The standards provide guidance in designing and delivering professional learning...

Implementation research: a synthesis of the literature.

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The purpose of this monograph is to describe the results of a far-reaching review of the implementation literature. There is broad agreement that implementation is a decidedly complex endeavor, more...

Instructional leadership in practice: What does it look like, and what influence does it have?

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The authors discuss findings from their study of the activities of principals who move beyond roles as administrative leaders to assume positions as instructional leaders. In the study, they...

Integrating technology into K–12 teaching and learning: Current knowledge gaps and recommendations for future research

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This article describes the challenges that schools face when using technology to support student learning. The authors list several common obstacles that K–12 schools encounter in these efforts,...

Making it Happen: Addressing Digital Accessibility

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Given that the law requires districts to provide accessible materials, including curricular content and websites to students and the community, we encourage you to learn about resources, tips, and...

Mooresville’s Shining Example (It’s Not Just About the Laptops)

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This article examines a successful laptop initiative in Mooresville, N.C. Highlights key factors affecting their success, including a shared vision, working together as a team, and providing access...

Planning into practice: Resources for planning, implementing and integrating instructional technology

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This comprehensive guidebook helps school administrators plan and implement a technology program to support student achievement. The chapters of the guidebook describe steps from setting goals that...

Practice Guide Support Materials

Leadership Team Support Material
The Practice Guide Support Materials draw from the best-practice recommendations and examples in the PowerUp Technology Implementation Practice Guide. These materials are designed to translate the...