Sean Smith

Presentation Topics

Keynote Address: Creating Inclusive Opportunities Through Tech, Tips & Tools

Morning Breakout Session: Student Empowerment Through Effective Paraeducator Support

Sean Smith holds the rank of Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Smith has a background in the area of special education and technology, specifically towards the integration of technology across teacher preparation programs. He has authored and presented a number of articles and papers dealing with special education technology and is currently a Project Director on several US Department of Education program initiatives seeking to further the integration of technology components across teacher preparation programs and into the lives of students with disabilities as well as the development of a virtual social skill training experience for students with Autism. Dr. Smith has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Special Education Technology and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Teaching Exceptional Children. He is the proud parent of four young children, one having an intellectual disability.

Dr. Smith specializes in the integration of instructional/assistive technology into the lives of individuals with disabilities and their respective educational professionals; e-mentoring to enhance teacher education/induction; online learning; and addressing the needs of individuals with Down syndrome.