Accessible Technology Education: Empowering All Learners With 21st Century STEAM Curriculum
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This presentation introduces Digital Media Academy and its success in delivering high quality accessible technology education courses across the globe. Participants will get an overview of some elements in the design approach that DMA has taken on that makes technology education accessible in a wide variety of diverse classrooms.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|Subject area:||Career and technical education, STEM/STEAM|
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The purpose of this presentation is to: first highlight some of the barriers in incorporating technology in classrooms and the curriculum, and second is to review some practices that can help with overcoming some of these barriers. These practices include different approaches to teaching and curriculum design. At the end of the presentation a few success stories from the Digital Media Academy partner schools will be reviewed and discussed.
Barriers to Integrating Technology. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/site/thedigitallibrarian/barriers-to-integrating-technology
Challenges and solutions when using technologies in the classroom - Arizona State University, Access through: Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED577147.pdf
Hall, T. E., Meyer, A., & Rose, D. H. (Eds.). (2012). Universal design for learning in the classroom: Practical applications. ProQuest Ebook Central https://ebookcentral.proquest.com
Kelly, D. (2015). Overcoming Barriers to Classroom Technology Integration. Educational Technology, 55(2), 40-43. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/44430356
Aagaard, J. (2017). Breaking down barriers: The ambivalent nature of technologies in the classroom. New Media & Society, 19(7), 1127-1143. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816631505
Bahar Khazei is currently the K-12 partnership manager and the education lead at Digital Media Academy. She is also a certified educator in British Columbia, Canada. Her role at Digital Media Academy (DMA) allows her to work directly with DMA partner schools and help educators and school administrators better incorporate technology courses into the school curriculum. She has taught in formal and informal settings for many years and has been trained as a Montessori teacher. Her graduate research work was centred around inclusivity and curriculum design. She is passionate about working with educators across the world and improve the education experience of all students.