Session 2B - Easy Tech AAC/AT solutions: 50 Ideas in 50 Minutes

10:15 am -11:15 am

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Handouts:

Ablenet Technology tools to Access Classroom Instruction​

Speaker: Mary Sagstetter (AbleNet, Inc.)

Session Description:
Having high expectations and providing motivating learning experiences for our students in the MDS and LSS classroom is critical to build self-esteem, increase confidence and improve communication and social skills. Too often expectations are low and helpful adults prevent true independence. Integrating assistive technology, in these classrooms, provides the support that a teacher needs to maximize the learning experience for the students, increase active engagement and build independence. Attend this session to learn about strategies to maximize student engagement and communication throughout the day.

Speaker Bio:
Mary Sagstetter
dedicated 11 years to teaching students with disabilities in Minnesota School Districts. Her expertise focuses on providing school districts across the nation with standards-based curricular programs and assistive technology solutions for students with moderate to severe disabilities. Mary has 31 years of experience serving the field of Special Education.