Creating Inclusive Opportunities Through Tech, Tips & Tools, Sean Smith

Sean Smith, PhD, NDSC Board Member, Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas, son with Down syndrome.

This presentation will focus on technology tools and tips and how apps, web-based supports, mobile devices, and more are altering the way educators, family members, and the student can facilitate inclusionary efforts. We will explore tech innovations that support real inclusion; that is, inclusion that allows the child to be a meaningful part of the learning experience, engaged with their peers, and have the chance to regularly demonstrate what they know and can do. Session participants will explore ways to foster student empowerment through tech innovations and learn about ways tech can transform effective strategies, support access to settings, facilitate learning, and foster student interaction with their peers and teachers.