2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5862 Technology in the Inclusive Class

Both individualized education programs (IEPs) and new technologies can sometimes feel like overwhelming additions to your already-packed curriculum. However, in reality, technology tools can be a great solution for you when planning differentiated instruction for the diverse needs of your students, and can also be a valuable way for your students to become more independent learners.

In this course, you will discover how to use technology to engage your students and help meet their special needs, thereby improving behavior and attention span and increasing the likelihood of academic success. Using Universal Design for Learning principles, you’ll learn how to plan instruction that will motivate a wide variety of learners, and how to stay organized and efficient while managing a scaffolded, individualized curriculum. In addition, you’ll explore digital tools (including assistive technology) that you can use to present core content so all students can access the curriculum according to their specific needs.

With the strategies from this course, you’ll be able to use technology to foster a sense of independence and empowerment among all your students to encourage them to grow and succeed.