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Michigan AT Guidelines for Teachers of Students Blind and VI

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 3:20 PM PST  
Location
Grand AB  
Description
The Michigan Assistive Technology (AT) Guidelines are based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, to which the Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS) connect will be demonstrated. The AT Guidelines incorporate six key concepts incorporating adaptive devices or accessible tools specifically for students who are visually impaired or blind with or without other areas of disabilities. Technology Operations and Concepts. Creativity and Innovation. Communication and Collaboration Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Research and Information Technology. Digital Citizenship. The AT Guidelines are designed to assist and guide educators’ decisions with students’ assistive technology skills, AT devices, data collection, individualized educational programming (IEPs), resources (i.e., apps, websites, and companies), and professional development. Teachers may use these AT Guidelines to develop specific IEP goals and objectives, develop lesson plans, and provide documentation for reporting technology skill development from PreK through 12th grade. Each AT Guideline has the following: Students’ skills to perform with suggested teaching activities. A checklist to track students' progress. A tool and application sample listing. A tool record-keeping chart to list items in the student’s toolkit. AT Glossary. AT Resources. The Assistive Apps resource which supports a teacher's technology curriculum will be demonstrated.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • K-12 Education
Audience Level
Intermediate  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Looking for a method to assess, create electronic portfolios, and generate IEP goals and objectives for your student’s technology skill development? Does your student have a visual impairment? Come and learn how these PreK-12 guidelines can help.  
Primary Topic
Blind/Low Vision  
Secondary Topics
  • Captions & Transcription
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Education
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
 
Session Type
General Track  

Presenter

  • Ann McKay-Bacon
    Michigan Department of Education - Low Incidence Outreach

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