Tools2015Flyer - New England Assistive Technology

NEAT’s 8th Annual Conference
For 8 years, the NEAT (New England Assistive Technology) Center at Oak Hill has gathered education
professionals and technology experts to discuss techniques, strategies and technology, both assistive and
instructional, for enhancing the educational environment for all learners. Known for its unique services,
programs, and events, NEAT provides an annual TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS conference for educators and
administrators to explore the integration of technology across the curriculum in a universal design approach.
TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS offers a wealth of information for all education professionals:
Principals and Vice Principals
Special Educators
District-level Leaders
Curriculum Designers
Library Media Specialists
Technology Directors
Instructional Support Staff
School Psychologists
Speech Language Pathologists
Social Workers
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Students with Disabilities
Here’s how to justify your attendance to TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS!
New Trends in Technology
Attendees will discover new trends in educational technology solutions for students
with and without disabilities – Kindergarten through College. Numerous opportunities
to win giveaways and raffle prizes.
Education and Professional Development
A nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of education and assistive
technology will help you explore current solutions for your classroom and struggling
Assistive Technology Solutions
Inspired and creative solutions are presented for a variety of student needs as well as
applying practical strategies to the most demanding technology challenges. Vendors
are available in the lobby for hands-on explorations of assistive tools and educational
The Special Offer
Our lead event sponsor, the CT Tech Act Project provides NEAT with a large donation
so that we can continue to provide New England with an enlightening conference
featuring nationally-recognized speakers and experts. This also helps us provide
educators and related professionals with a discount price for attendance including
lunch and contact hours.
Event Details
Rethinking Instructional Strategies to Reach All Learners:
Developing Tech Toolboxes for Success
Interested in learning new, innovative strategies to support the struggling learners in your school?
As you reflect on your current instructional methods, are you meeting the needs of all the learners in your
classroom? This presentation will address a variety of resources for elementary through high school learners.
We will explore tools, which bypass reading and writing challenges, offer content creation options and
alternative ways to demonstrate learning. Participants will discuss the importance of matching the right tool
to the needs of the student. We will explore iPad apps, Chrome apps and extensions and online tools. Yes,
there truly is a tool for that – it has never been a more exciting time to be an educator!
This workshop is designed for the educator who loves collaboration and hands-on learning and has experience
with iPad, Chrome browser and/or technology use. Come and be immediately inspired to implement new
strategies, which reach all learners.
Learner Outcomes:
1. Participants will understand the importance of building upon strengths to overcome individual learning
differences and disabilities while promoting independence and competence.
2. Participants will identify two technology based strategies to overcome reading challenges
3. Participants will equip and empower their students for success using alternative ways to demonstrate
4. Participants will integrate free technology resources into their daily school based therapy practice.
Keynote Presenter:
Karen Janowski
Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant
EdTech Solutions, Reading, MA
Karen Janowski has a private Assistive and Educational Technology consulting practice in
Reading, MA and is an adjunct professor in the Assistive Technology Graduate program
at Simmons College. She is a nationally recognized speaker and is passionate about
removing the obstacles to learning for all students using assistive and educational
technology strategies and solutions. Previously, she worked as an Assistive Technology
Specialist in the Newton Public Schools.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Registration begins at 8:00 A.M. Vendors, coffee and light snacks will be available.
$75.00 including lunch and contact hours
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