Welcome to this LD@school online learning module for educators!
This module is intended to provide a thorough understanding of instructional and assistive technologies, as well as the ways in which they can be integrated into classroom practice to benefit not only students with learning disabilities, but all students. The content of this module was developed for educators working at the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions, who already have some familiarity with the use of technology in the classroom.
The menu on the left hand side of this screen shows you the outline of this module, which should take approximately 45 - 60 minutes to complete. To begin the module, you will complete a self-assessment to gauge your current practices and understanding of this topic. Then, the body of the module will provide you with information, strategies, and resources to help you support your students. To conclude, you will complete a final self-assessment to consolidate your learning.
- Understand the value of technology for the development of 21st century competencies as well as for universal design for learning and differentiated instruction;
- Understand the difference between instructional and assistive technology;
- Deepen your understanding of various technology tools and how students can use them to support their learning;
- Identify ways in which you can integrate technology into your teaching practice through the universal design for learning framework;
- Identify ways in which your school can better integrate technology into learning for all students.
Upon completion, it is our hope that you will use what you learn here in your everyday and working life to help support the needs of students with LDs, as well as all your other students.
Thank you to our collaborator!
This online learning module was developed in collaboration with Dr. Nadia Rousseau. The LD@school team would like to sincerely thank Dr. Rousseau as we could not have accomplished this work without her contribution!
Dr. Nadia Rousseau has a master’s degree in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychopedagogy from the University of Alberta. She teaches at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and is the Normand-Maurice Research Chair. She leads the QISAQ, a group of researchers and undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students who are interested in the qualification and inclusion of young adults in Quebec. Winner of an award for excellence in research in 2009, Professor Rousseau’s areas of interest are the school experience and self-knowledge of young people with learning disabilities, inclusive pedagogy, and factors conducive to an increase in the number of young people with learning difficulties who are successful in earning a certificate, diploma or degree.