(2020, March 23) | Useful to Parent Centers, state and local education agencies and administrators, and other stakeholders working with students who have IEPs.

This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. It was held on March 23, 2020, and its archive is online and available for listening and viewing. SETDA hosted the webinar. SETDA stands for the State Educational Technology Directors Association, a not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support,and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations.

About the Webinar

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA compiled  resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost, with a special section on accessibility. Digital learning environments are known to present physical, sensory, and learning barriers for students with disabilities. As learners and teachers move to fully online environments in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, what are the considerations for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and the accessibility of the materials and technologies selected? What are best practices for supporting students with disabilities remotely?

Presenters | The webinar involved these presenters:

  • Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA;
  • Cynthia Curry, Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials and the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) at CAST; and
  • Luis Perez, Technical Assistance Specialist, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials at CAST

Watch and listen to the webinar | https://media.edweb.net/edWebinar/?view=20200323edweb78

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Additional Resources to Explore

SETDA Coalition for eLearning | The SETDA Coalition for eLearning focuses state leaders, affiliates, and partners in collective action around teaching and learning in the digital age. Its portal, the edWeb community, and its series of webinars are an ever-evolving compilation of rapidly developing resources around eLearning for state education agencies and school districts. Resources for school districts include:

  • Background and Research
  • Communication tools for state, district and school stakeholders
  • Content and Sample Lessons
  • Partner Solutions
  • Examples of state and district policies for eLearning days
  • District pilot examples

Parent Resources page | A section of the coalition’s website compiles resources for parents.  These include a virtual Parent Guide for Online Learning and links to content for parents leading eLearning.