Assistive Technology Summer Camp: Supporting Student Digital Learning and Confidence Building

Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 40

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Poster]

Tuesday, June 27, 4:00–6:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 40

Susie Blackstien-Adler  
Tech camp provides students who use assistive technology with a fun, engaging group experience. Instruction during this one week camp is differentiated, and supports students in using technology to plan, problem solve, create and collaborate with peers in order to complete individual and group projects based on a chosen theme.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Special populations/assistive and adaptive technologies/UDL
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: Special education
ISTE Standards: Students : Empowered learner
Students : Digital citizen
Coaches : Digital age learning environments

Digital tote resources

Description: Description of Bridges Tech Camp
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: To increase awareness about Assistive Technology Summer Camp, a model for supporting student use of technology to support learning

Objectives: Participants will learn about:
1. A model for supporting student use of technology, designed as a one week camp during the summer
2. how school districts partner with Bridges to provide a learning environment that reinforces the initiatives of the school district
3. the administrative process involved in running assistive technology summer camp
4. the curriculum and instruction employed during camp, with specific examples of themes and curricular content
5. the technology used at camp
5. how parents and teachers can be involved in order to reinforce the learning that takes place at camp


Both electronic and print media will be used to demonstrate:
1. tech camp objectives and process
2. tech devices and tools used at camp (e.g. GAFE, concept mapping, Google apps and extensions that support reading, writing and presentation)
3. specific themes and content developed for camp
4. examples of student projects completed at camp
5. the google site that supports parents and teachers
6. outcome measures used with students and parents

Supporting research

Sider, S. & Maich, K. (2014) Assistive Technology Tools: Supporting Literacy Learning for All Learners in the Inclusive Classroom, WHAT WORKS? Research into Practice Research monograph #50



Susie Blackstien-Adler, Bridges

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San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017

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