2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

EDUA 5863 Tech to Support Special Needs Stud

Today’s teachers are tasked with meeting the needs of students who have a diverse range of abilities and learning styles, and differing levels of prior knowledge in specific content areas. Students who have learning differences face even more challenges than their peers in accessing the general education curriculum. Fortunately, teachers have the opportunity to use technology to inspire and ignite their students’ interest in learning before these challenges become true roadblocks to academic success.

In this course, you will learn all about the wide variety of technology resources available to teach subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. You’ll develop strategies for incorporating assistive technologies to help all students access curriculum, and further, how to use technology to differentiate instruction and motivate students with disabilities. In addition, you will explore methods for choosing the right technology tools for your classroom and finding funding to help ensure your students with special needs get the resources they require.

Using the techniques from this course, you will be equipped to select and implement technology into your curriculum for a wide variety of subjects to meet the needs of all students in your classroom.