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All Means All: Powerful Features for All Learners

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Participate and share : Poster

Thursday, December 3, 12:00–1:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Kasie Roden  
Tara Cahill  

People's Choice winner. All means all. We are empowered to provide all learners the opportunity to learn, create and make meaning of their learning. Technology should be accessible to everyone. Learn iPad tools for vision, motor skills, hearing and more. Explore ways to personalize successful learning for all students to support all learning.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: iPad devices will be available at the poster session. Assistive tools are built in to each device. We will bring lesson resource cards that will be given to each participant.
Topic: Assistive & adaptive technologies
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: ESL, Special education
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals.
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Select, evaluate and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective


Participants will understand the need for iPad accessibility tools and
will learn how to facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.

Participants will be able to differentiate instruction, impact student learning and to provide engaging and personalized learning experiences for ALL students.

Participants will be able to use the lessons and resources to deliver professional learning and coach teachers in the implementation of assistive technologies.

This is a poster session and we plan to have hands-on opportunities for participants. We are bringing 3-5 iPad devices with the tools enabled so that everyone has an opportunity to practice.

Instructional Activities:
We are bringing lesson cards for each tool with the steps to enable or use. We will feature how the tools are used in actual lessons in classrooms.

Supporting research

Sullivan, J. (2019, February 21). Rethinking Assistive Technology. Retrieved from

Klynen, K., & Perez, L. (2018). The Accessible School. Retrieved from

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Tara Cahill, Grand Prairie ISD

Tara is an Executive Director of Technology, Integration, and Information Services in Texas and has been using instructional technology to create meaningful learning experiences for more than 26 years. She enjoys helping other educators see the benefits of experiential learning and how they can make the learning stick for their students. Organizing, developing, and delivering professional learning using Apple technology are her favorite activities. Tara now works with district and campus leaders by empowering them to lead by example and create success in their own departments and schools.

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