Over the past several years, all school districts in the state had complaints filed against their websites with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
In November, Mike Marotta and Carolyn O’Hearn visited with three intermediate school districts to kick start the AT Journey. There were great discussions about AT consideration, AT in the individualized education program (IEP), capacity building, and exploration of tools.
The AT Guidelines Task Force, a volunteer effort of AT professionals across Michigan, has drafted the first edition of an AT handbook for educators. The handbook is based on a review of AT research literature, guidelines, and current practices across the United States.
You can access all seven of the AMMR modules through EduPaths. Each module builds on previous ones. Modules include accessibility matters; the basics; and in-depth looks at Word, PowerPoint, and Acrobat Pro.
Registration is now open for the state-level Enhancing Math course.
This competition is sponsored by the Department of Statistics and the Regional Math and Science Center at Grand Valley State University with support from the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All students in grades K-12 residing in Michigan are eligible to participate.
We have officially started on the AT Journey! Mike Marotta, ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) and the AT team are traveling to the upper peninsula and western lower peninsula for the first two face-to-face days at the end of October and beginning of November.
Carolyn O’Hearn comes to us from Lapeer County Intermediate School District where she served as a speech language pathologist for their center-based program for five years.
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