[Partner Webinar] Navigating the Digital Shift: Accessible Instructional Materials for All Students

[Partner Webinar] Navigating the Digital Shift: Accessible Instructional Materials for All Students


Thursday, March 09, 2017


2:00pm ET

SETDA and CAST are collaborating to increase the awareness of the availability and use of accessible digital educational materials that benefit all learners. Join us for this webinar where presenters Christine Fox and Joy Zabala will identify best practices to leverage expertise to acquire accessible materials for teaching and learning. They will also provide information on how to navigate digital educational materials policies supporting K-12 students. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the newly updated Digital Instructional Materials online portal and the information it provides on accessible instructional materials. In addition, leaders from Maryland’s State Department of Education will share examples of how the accessible educational materials and educational technology teams have collaborated to ensure accessible learning opportunities for all students. This webinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, administrators, and librarians.

Presented by:

  • Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA
  • Joy Smiley Zabala, Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning at CAST; 
  • Marsye Kaplan, Chief, Specialized Instruction Section, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Val Emrich, Director of Instructional Technology, Maryland State Department of Education

New Online Community: In addition to the webinar, SETDA is also launching an online community of practice to provide policy makers, school administrators and educator leaders a better understanding of policies and practices related to digital instructional materials. The community, Essential Elements for Digital Content, is free and open to the public. The community will engage in dialogue about the shift to digital including the vetting process, accessibility, professional learning, OER, procurement, implementation and infrastructure.Access the community here: http://www.edweb.net/digitalcontent


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