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  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EST on Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Seeking digital materials that are accessible and widely usable by students with a variety of strengths and challenges can be difficult. The first half of this session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering digital educational materials. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.

  • presentation

    10:15AM – 11:15AM EST on Thursday, November 5, 2015

    Come hear about the expanded work of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning and what we can do together! Learn about the technical assistance and supports provided by the Center. Tour the AEM website where information, tools, learning opportunities and other resources are freely available to all. This session–of high interest to families, educators, administrators and others–includes ways to increase the availability and use of accessible materials so that ALL may read! Insights, strategies, tools and connections to other initiatives will be shared and discussed. Bring your questions and comments to enhance and deepen the discussion.

  • presentation

    Wednesday, November 18 – Friday, November 20, 2015

    Part of the Special Strand on Accessibility and OERs at the 12th Annual Open Education Conference, AEM Center staff will be participating in panels and playgrounds to help bring accessibility and UDL to the forefront of the development and distribution of open education resources.

  • presentation

    8:00AM – 9:15AM EST on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    Is your school district interested in learning about how to successfully integrate the instructional framework of Universal Design for Learning into your daily curriculum? The framework provides an approach to designing flexible curriculum, instruction and materials that are accessible to all students. The instructional framework supports initiatives that are already in place in schools, including Race to the Top, Response to Intervention and 21st Century Learning. Visit this session to hear from experts that have successfully implemented UDL!

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    This webinar is for families and educators new to accessible educational materials. The first half of the session will include an overview of legal issues, the changing language of AEM, a decision-making process for determining which students need for AEM, and steps to take to address their needs. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    When disability makes it difficult or impossible for students to read or use printed educational materials, they may need one or more specialized formats of the content–braille, large print, audio and/or digital text. The first half of this session will provide a brief overview of four specialized formats, five sources of specialized formats and the criteria that must be met to obtain materials from each source. The second half of the session will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants. Follow-up resources will be shared.

  • webinar

    4:00PM – 5:00PM EDT on Monday, April 13, 2015

    This webinar will provide foundational information about accessible materials and offer extensive resources on AEM, including state-specific contacts. This will be followed by five days of facilitated discussion in the CTD Café ...

  • presentation
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    11:50AM – 1:15PM CST on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    This presentation will include a discussion of AEM Basic topics such as: what are AEM, why provide AEM, who needs AEM, and how to acquire AEM when needed. An update on current activities in MN related to the MN AEM Best Practices Cohort will be provided.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Thursday, December 8, 2016

    This session will provide an overview of features to look for when considering and purchasing digital educational materials. Time will be devoted to addressing questions and comments from participants.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    This interactive session will look at each side of the AEM coin—accessible content and accessible delivery technology. Topics will include a decision making process, how materials can be acquired and the supports that may be needed for effective use for learning.

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