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Thursday, July 27 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Gutierrez - Technology and Special Education: A Shared Vision

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Professional learning should be authentic and ongoing and build capacity in teachers as learners and leaders. District departments should also work together to provide and foster these connections. The technology department in Boston Public Schools is engaging in more multidisciplinary, inclusive and personalized ways of delivering professional learning. We will showcase several examples of how the technology department and special education department came together to organize professional learning for teachers. Examples that will be showcased are: (1) an Edcamp style meetup for inclusion teachers, (2) a technology expo for related service providers (OTs, PTs, ATPs, and SLPs), and (3) ongoing, school-embedded support around inclusive learning. The foundation of our work is Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and we are actively, delightfully seeking these opportunities to connect and collaborate with each other.

This session will share practical strategies with attendees and showcase examples of the power and necessity of this collaboration. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and brainstorm ways in which they too can engage in this type of collaboration.

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Rhianon Gutierrez

Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
Rhianon E. Gutierrez's varied background includes instructional design, media production, and disability advocacy. As a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools, she builds district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology and leads and supports blended... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Cambridge Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Contributing to Professional Learning Communities
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All