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Use Tech to Apply the Communication Bill of Rights to All Learners

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Explore and create : BYOD

Sunday, June 23, 3:00–4:00 pm
Location: 118C

Melissa Stark  
Learn how all students can use technology to ensure their rights through the Communication Bill of Rights developed by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities. We'll share apps, programs and materials that help students regardless of learning profile communicate effectively.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: PowerPoint
Microsoft One Note
Google Drive
Internet Search Engine
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Universal design for learning/differentiated learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Related exhibitors: Boardmaker , Microsoft Corporation , Flipgrid , Kahoot! EDU, Inc. , Promethean Inc. , PRC-Saltillo

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to provide technology tools for all learners to communicate in the school environment.

Objective: Regardless of student ability, all students should have the tools needed to successfully get their point across, get their wants and needs met, and feel comfortable sharing their experiences in the school setting. This presentation will review the Communication Bill of Rights and provide Technological tools to support students in individual and group environments facilitate learning.

Technology Interventions:
Class Flow
Microsoft Accessibility Programs
Boardmaker/Tobii Dynavox
LAMP Words for Life
Mood Meter
Google Forms

Instructional Strategies:
Game Based Questions
Sharing and Discussion
Make and Take
Share out


Welcome / Greeting / Agenda Overview
Game Based Question 5 minutes

What is the Communication Bill of Rights?
Discussion 10 minute

Overview of Programs
Sharing and Discussion
Device-Based Activities 20 minutes

Make and Take
Peer-to-peer interaction
Device-Based Activities 10 minutes

Share Out
Peer-to-peer interaction 10

Wrap Up / Q & A/
Contest 5 minutes

Supporting research

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Melissa Stark, New York City Department of Education

Melissa Stark is a special education teacher at P169M in New York City Department of Education which is part of District 75. District 75 serves students with significant disabilities. She is a Tobii Dynavox Ambassador, Apple Teacher, and Microsoft Innovative Educator. Melissa has presented at the New York City Department of Education Technology Summit on High and Low Tech Solutions to Support Multiple Learners. She has also supported staff members on using communication supports in the classroom.

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