The countdown for TCEA 2014 Convention and Exposition is on! Join BridgingApps and TCEA from February 3-7, as this conference brings together campus and district-level educators for a networking and learning experience that inspires innovative teaching and learning for classroom, campus, and district-wide success.Â
BridgingApps will give several presentations as well as be available throughout the week to meet with visitors in the Assistive Technology Playground.Â Designed specifically for teachers of special needs students, the Assistive Technology Playground demonstrates the technology tools and software that elevate the productivity of teachers in their specialized environments, targeting students who require individualized attention or special assistance to continue growth in learning.Â Along with ESC 4, BridgingApps will Â demonstrate equipment, offer online resources,Â and meet one-on-one with teachers seeking to implement best practices in serving students withÂ special needs.
Betsy Furler and Cristen Reat will present on topics ranging from matching apps to educational goals, apps helpful for promoting an inclusive classroom, and a session devoted to hardware and accessories available for students of all abilities. To learn more about these sessions, please see them listed below:
1. Matching Apps to GoalsÂ (Assistive Technology Academy)
2. Enhancing Literacy Using Mobile DevicesÂ (Assistive Technology Academy)
3. Mobile Device Fashion Show: Accessorize!Â (Assistive Technology Playground)
4. Apps for InclusionÂ (Special Populations)
5. Apps for Transition and IndependenceÂ (Assistive Technology Playground)
BridgingApps has partnered with TCEA to create a Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities certification for those interested in effectively using mobile devices with children who have special needs. Teachers, therapists and parents can take the entire certification or sign up for individual classes. For more information on the certification program, please click on the following link:
If you will be attending TCEA 2014 Convention and Exposition this year, please come to one of our sessions or visit us at the Assistive Technology Playground. We would love to meet you and learn about your work, your students and your passion for technology!
For more information about TCEA 2014 or to learn how you can attend, please visit their website.