Jamie Maier, Assistant Technology Specialist, shares her favorite digital tools to help students with reading barriers progress from tears to cheers in an uncertain school environment
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Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. September’s book is “Velvet Was the Night.” Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
Ebooks like the ones in the Bookshare library offer many benefits to students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and cerebral palsy. Find out about the top seven benefits of ebooks.
Ella, a high school junior with dyslexia, teams up with special educators to get the most effective accommodations for reading including Bookshare and other digital tools. “Reading with your ears or any sort of accommodation is still reading and it counts,” explains Ella. “Any way you can access a book is worthwhile. I love to read! Once you find the tools that work for you, it’s so much easier.”
This past year was challenging for educators and students alike. And while virtual learning was especially challenging for special education students and underserved communities, teachers found new and innovative ways to provide effective instruction. With schools reopening for in-person learning in the fall, some special education teachers share tips that they can apply to their classrooms.
Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. August’s book is “We Could be Heroes.” Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.
Career and life coach Carroll Schuller leverages intuition and creativity to help neurodiverse clients discover their unique strengths and match them to their life’s purpose
Natalie Shaheen, EdD, is an assistant professor of special education, a blind academic, a teacher of future educators, and an advocate for accessible educational materials.
Despite losing his sight at age seven, Bernie Perella’s journey took him from a small town in Pennsylvania to Villanova University, a career at the National Security Agency, and a rewarding, active life without limits.
Come join the monthly Bookshare Book Club discussion on Zoom for adults. July’s book is “The Other Black Girl.” Newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to join the conversation and the community.