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Student Voice for All: Microsoft Inclusive Education Learning Tools

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Dr. Heather Wenzler  

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible built-in tools to support students of all abilities with reading, writing, math and communication? Learn about Microsoft tools for the inclusive classroom and how these free tools can be used to support classroom engagement of students with learning differences.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Helpful for participants to be logged into Microsoft 365 account although, tools are free.
Topic: Assistive & adaptive technologies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Learner
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
* understand the purpose behind Microsoft's learning tools (Immersive reader, Math Tools, Subtitles in PPT, Translator)
* know how to access the tools in multiple Microsoft products (Word, Teams, OneNote, Outlook, Minecraft, PPT)
* understand how to present the tools to students and parents

Outline

5 minutes : Introduction
Learning Objectives/Agenda Review

5 minutes: Immersive Reader
Overview
Live Demo / follow along

5 minutes: Math Tools in OneNote
Overview
Live Demo / follow along

5 minutes: Questions?
Reflection -Waterfall

Supporting research

Leveling the Playing Field with Microsoft Learning Tools
Katherine McKnight, PhD
Center for Evaluation & Study of Educational Equity
RTI International

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/products/learning-tools/default.aspx

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Presenters

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Dr. Heather Wenzler, Riddle and Bloom

I've been a successful classroom teacher and hybrid learning course developer for the past fifteen years; an educator and trainer with specialties in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, gifted education, and educational technology. I've dedicated 15 years to both public schools and charter schools in the Bay Area of California. I have been a teacher of the gifted, teacher-leader, professional development provider, and classroom researcher. 

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