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  • presentation
    Photo of students in a classroom

    8:30AM – 10:30AM CST on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The Environments and Metrics in Biology Education and Research (EMBER) network focuses on expanding an understanding of how to create inclusive, supportive and engaging environments to foster the success of diverse students. In the incubator phase, the EMBER network will host a workshop to bring EMBER collaborators together to facilitate communication, collaboration and plan the full network.The 2017 conference has a two-fold purpose, to discuss coordination efforts for the EMBER network and to initiate and communicate ideas for collaborations.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In this webinar we’ll use the UDL framework to examine the benefits of captioning that go beyond making videos more accessible for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing. For example, captions can benefit those learning how to read and those who speak English as a second language. We’ll then explore a number of best practices for creating more effective captions, and learn about a few tools to get started with a captioning workflow for your own videos.

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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of digital accessibility and UDL principles and practices in K-12 education. Discover how to apply the UDL framework to create universal access—to fully address the educational needs and abilities of students with disabilities. Learn how to ensure digital learning resources are accessible to all students and parents, and that learning experiences are designed through a UDL lens.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Monday, May 15, 2017

    Let’s explore the guideline, to “provide options for physical access,” and specifically look at checkpoints which support assistive technologies and accessible educational materials. An overview of the UDL guidelines, and specifically Multiple Means of Action and Expression, will be reviewed. Examples of physical action in the curriculum will be given and aligned with the importance of the provision of AEM.

  • 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
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Successful transition processes occur when the planning team is well-informed about the student’s abilities, needs, and available services. Whether moving on to higher education or workforce training, a student may need accessible materials and accessible technologies included in a transition plan to reach postsecondary goals. Where within a transition plan should a team address this? What are the rights and responsibilities of the student? What should students expect from higher education institutions and workforce agencies? Bring your planning teams and join the discussion.

  • webinar
    AEM in the IEP: Where Do Accessible Materials and Technologies Fit?

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Just in time for the upcoming IEP "season," this webinar takes families and educators through seven points in the IEP development process at which AEM might reasonably be considered and documented. Participants will be provided with IEP requirements at each point and questions related to consideration of accessible materials. Discussion will include a model of how accessible materials and technologies could be documented in IEPs to support effective use.

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    SETDA Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Thursday, March 9, 2017

    SETDA and CAST are collaborating to increase the awareness of the availability and use of accessible digital educational materials that benefit all learners.

  • webinar
    AEM to Improve Job Training and Workforce Development Programs

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Job training centers and related agencies have unique responsibilities for making education and training programs accessible for youth and adult job seekers with disabilities. Join this webinar to learn how increasing the availability and use of accessible educational materials (AEM) and accessible technologies makes career opportunities possible for many and improves job preparation for all.

  • webinar
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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Join us as we explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources for supporting the growth of language, play, literacy, and early math skills for children birth to eight years of age. Current research on the use of assistive technology for young children with disabilities will be discussed, as well as the role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in early childhood settings.