Become an Inclusive Content Creator: Create Accessible & Engaging Content for ALL Students
March 30, 2021 through May 24, 2021
The course includes synchronous and asynchronous activities:
Registration open through 3/23/2021 Central Time (US & Canada)
This course entitled Becoming an Inclusive Content Creator is an online course for any educator tasked with providing accessible, engaging content to ensure learning materials provide ALL learners with opportunities to succeed. It is a hybrid virtual course, consisting of seven asynchronous course modules, three live, synchronous Content Creators Coaching Sessions and two live, synchronous Content Creators Technology Labs.
The Spring 2021 online course will run from March 30, 2021 through May 24, 2021.
The course includes videos, activities, asynchronous discussion forums, webinar meetings and technology labs on the following topics:
Module 1: Building a culture of accessibility (Focus on AEM/UDL)
Module 2: Digital document accessibility
Module 3: Presentation accessibility (captions, transcripts, etc)
Module 4: Website / Social Media accessibility
Module 5: Accessible, engaging audio files
Module 6: Accessible, engaging video files
Module 7: Spreading the word (Building district capacity)
Live Webinar Dates:
March 30th - 2:00-3:00 Eastern
April 26th - 2:00-3:00 Eastern
May 4th - 2:00-3:30 Eastern
May 11th - 2:00-3:30 Eastern
May 24th - 2:00-3:00 Eastern
Mike Marotta, ATP - AT Specialist; President, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional, and the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network (https://inclusiveln.org/) 2017 Outstanding Educator, who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for 30 years. He runs his own technology consulting firm, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. As an evaluator, Mike works collaboratively with teams in all environments (school, workplace, and community) to effectively match the individual's needs to technology supports.
Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSU), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) where he teaches courses for Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey, the statewide Assistive Technology Act program for New Jersey. Mike is also a member of the Faculty at the Center on Technology and Disabilities, serves on both the CAST Accessible Educational Materials and Center on Inclusive Technology and Education Systems (CITES) Advisory Boards.
Mike believes in the power of professional networking. He is the founder of edcampAccess NJ, an unconference event focused on teacher led professional development opportunities focused on inclusion, special education and assistive technology. Mike is also active on Twitter (@mmatp) and co-moderates the weekly #ATchat Twitter chat which brings together an international group of practitioners to discuss issues and tools related to delivery of effective assistive technology services.
Zoom links will be sent after registration.