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  • webinar
    UDL for Language Learners book cover

    6:30PM – 7:30PM ET on Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Join us in this conversation with authors Cary Torres and Kavita Rao where they will share a behind the scenes look at their book, UDL for Language Learners, and you can gain practical tips to design instruction for all learners.

  • presentation

    12:45PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Accessible educational materials and technologies provide opportunities for learners with disabilities to “acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services” as learners without disabilities. One format for presenting content in a flexible way that addresses the needs and preferences of our diverse learners is EPUB. In this session, participants will learn about best practices for ensuring the accessibility of EPUB publications so that they work for all learners.

  • presentation

    1:10PM – 2:10PM CT on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations. In this session, we will explore the foundational concepts of UDL as one component of an inclusive learning environment - the other two being the universal design of the physical space and the accessibility of the learning tools and materials. The discussion will include demonstrations of a number of new tools for making STEM content accessible for a variety of learners.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    This webinar is part 2 of a 3-part series for AEM State Contacts and NIMAC State Coordinators. The focus will be on providing specialized formats of printed textbooks and related printed core materials. We’ll cover how to locate accessible formats by searching the Louis Plus Database, which includes materials from APH, Bookshare and Learning Ally. And we’ll walk you through using your NIMAC State Coordinator account, including how to create Authorized Users, and how to search and download files.

  • webinar

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    In Part 3 of our webinar series, we’ll focus on how accessibility applies to digital materials and technologies. How does assistive technology relate to accessibility? What guidance might you give to your state and local districts for the procurement process? What resources are available? Please bring your questions.

  • webinar

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    This presentation is part of a webinar series co-hosted by the AEM Center and the NIMAC. You’ll be walked through the ins and outs of Bookshare, with particular attention to what you need to know as an AEM State Contact and/or NIMAC State Coordinator. Bookshare is an ebook library for people who read differently and a key source of AEM, and it’s free for all qualified U.S. students and schools thanks to funding from OSEP. Learn how Bookshare can save your districts time and money and how you can partner effectively and efficiently with Benetech, the parent company of Bookshare. Come with your questions for Bookshare and your colleagues.

  • webinar
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    3:30PM – 4:30PM ET on Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Join Joni Degner, James-Etta Goodloe, Loui Lord Nelson and Kavita Rao to experience their powerful stories, discuss how Universal Design for Learning aligns with Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, and collect resources to use in your learning environment for building cultural awareness and meaningful self-reflection.

  • regional event

    Tuesday, October 27 – Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Join your colleagues from around the Great Lakes region (and beyond!) to explore how Universal Design for Learning can help you create a welcoming, responsive, student-centered classroom that cultivates expert learners.

  • webinar
    graphic of science book open to table of contents and picture of pouring water

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Monday, June 15, 2020

    Learn about the latest technologies for removing barriers at each stage of the writing process in order to empower every learner as an author.

  • webinar
    A laptop computer with the Google logo in the center

    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    Learn about the many accessibility features built into Chromebooks and how they can be used to support instructional practice.