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The Iowa 1:1 Institute exists to:
  • Help the Midwest’s 1:1 districts learn from each other about innovative teaching, learning, and administrative practices that are occurring in their districts;
  • Build excitement and ‘buzz’ around 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in the Midwest; and
  • Help others who are interested in 1:1 computing learn more about how to get started and be successful.
The institute is open to anyone interested in 1:1 laptop computing initiatives in P-12 schools, whether they currently are working in such a program or just want to learn more.  
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Wednesday, April 6 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Universal Design Considerations for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

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When launching and refreshing a 1:1 technology initiative, school districts are always mindful that opportunities and technology are equally available for all learners. Universally designing a 1:1 technology initiative adds some critical considerations on "the front end" that scaffold and maximize available technology tools to promote access, expression and student engagement. Providing “identical” technology to a wide range of diverse learners, requires a flexible design as well as the consideration of specific technology supports to reach the extremes of user differences. This session will introduce key technology support options that can be beneficial to meet the diverse learning needs of students and other things to consider.

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Stacy Behmer

Coordinator of Digital Learning/Media Services, Grant Wood AEA
Stacy is a former elementary and middle school teacher and also spent some time as a district technology director. She is currently the Coordinator of Digital Learning & Media Services at Grant Wood AEA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she works with a team of digital learning consultants... Read More →
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Julie Freed

SLP/AAC Resource Team Need, Grant Wood AEA
Julie Freed is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has extensive background in the field of augmentative communication and assistive technology supporting students with a wide range of needs for the past 30 years. Currently... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT