Date: March 14, 2019
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Do you have a 5th grader who wants to read Harry Potter, but the words and letters on the page just won’t cooperate? Is your district asking for help with Open Educational Resources (OER)? Help your students who comprehend grade-level material gain access to their world through the use of audiobooks and audio strategies. We will primarily explore Bookshare but time permitting we will review other websites and tools including Learning Ally, Storybook Online, Open eBooks, Microsoft Learning Tools for literacy and more.
Learning Objectives-Participants will:
- Understand and describe the rationale for using audio resources to access grade-level content
- Explore at least three online audio presentation resources
- Identify characteristics of students who would benefit from reading accommodations
Traci West, MOTR/L is an OT and Instructional Facilitator for Assistive Technology in Tacoma Public Schools. She has practiced in the OT field for 24 years, with the past 16 years spent in school-based therapy. Prior to earning her MOTR/L, she was a COTA/L and brings experiences from both perspectives during her years of service in nursing facilities, hospital rehab, hand therapy, and school based therapy. Passions include teaching others about the wide variety of accommodations available to support student inclusion in the general education setting and building a district culture of differentiation and inclusion.