Skip to content

Inclusive 365 Road Trip to ISTE 2022

This year, we're making our way to the ISTE Live 22 Edtech Conference with some very special friends of Texthelp: the Inclusive 365 Team!

Join Chris Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta, and Beth Poss on their Inclusive Road Trip to ISTE. We'll be documenting their journey right here or you can follow along in real time with the hashtag #InclusiveRoadToISTE.

Road Trippin'

Starting June 22, Chris, Karen, Mike and Beth will be making their way from Boston, Massachusetts to New Orleans, Louisiana on an Inclusive Road Trip to ISTE 2022.

Throughout their journey, they'll be sharing insights and best practices around inclusivity, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), student agency, EdTech, and more. Plus, they'll be having a lot of fun!

Be sure to keep an eye on the #InclusiveRoadToISTE hashtag for all their Road Trip updates. And catch up on anything you've missed right here!

Let's meet the Inclusive 365 Team

Chris Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta, and Beth Poss are not just road trippers. They are also authors of 'Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year."

Designed to be read one day - and page - at a time, this book offers 365 strategies for implementing technology to design inclusive experiences. Each daily strategy is accompanied by examples of tools that can be implemented immediately to design meaningful instruction.

Follow the Inclusive 365 Team on Twitter and Instagram.

Chris Bugaj

Chris, MA CCC-SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun Count Public Schools. He is an Educational Experience Designer, an Inclusive Design Coach, Speech and Language Pathologist, Author and Presenter.

Karen Janowski

Karen is an Assistive & Inclusive Technology Consultant and former Adjunct Professor at Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is the President and owner of EdTech Solutions, Inc, which provides AT and AAC professional development, coaching, consultations and assessments.

Mike Marotta

Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional and Inclusive Technology Evangelist. He runs his own consulting company, Inclusive Technology Solutions LLC, where he provides services related to providing inclusive tech solutions for all learners.

Beth Poss

Beth is a Speech-Language Pathologist and is currently the Director of Educational Programs for LessonPix. She presents nationally on best practices in Early Childhood, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Instructional Technology, and UDL.

Make a W.I.S.H.

The Inclusive 365 Team has created a W.I.S.H. (Wonderfully
Inclusive Scavenger Hunt) that you can participate in
whether your are attending ISTE Live or not.

Learn more about the Scavenger Hunt and how to
participate via the details below!

WISH written in big 3D letters with Texthelpers exploring around it and the text Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt

W.I.S.H. Instructions

The Inclusive 365 Team has put together a Google Sheet with a variety of action items for participants to complete. Each action item has a point value associated with it.

Once you complete an action item, think about how that item can help create a culture of inclusivity. Demonstrate how you completed the item by sharing an artifact using the Google Form.

Prizes will be given out to both those with the highest number of points as well as general participants. Good luck!

W.I.S.H. Actions & Points

Check out the Google Sheet for all of the action items and point values.

W.I.S.H. Submission Form

Use the Google Form to demonstrate your completion of an item.

Catch up with us at ISTE Live 22

Once the Inclusive 365 Team arrives at ISTE, they'll be spending several days with the Texthelp team.
From book signings, to coffee breaks, to sessions, and more, we've got a lot of fun stuff planned for the Conference.

If you'll be there, be sure to stop by Texthelp Booth #726 or meet up with us during
one of the below activities.

ISTE Live 22. June 26-29. New Orleans.

Sunday, June 26

Cards Against Exclusivity

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT, ISTE Bookstore

You’re invited to play a game where you match features of technology to those who need them.

Monday, June 27

CoffeeEDU Day 1: Student Agency

10:45 am - 11:15 am CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

Join the Inclusive 365 Team at the Texthelp Booth for some coffee and a chat around student agency.

Inclusive 365 @ 726

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

The Inclusive 365 Team will be back at the Texthelp Booth to share demos of EdTech tools that support inclusion, provide tips from their Inclusive Learning 365 book, and chat with visitors.

Tuesday, June 28

CoffeeEDU Day 2: Inclusive Learning

8:30 am - 9:15 am CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

Join the Inclusive 365 Team at the Texthelp Booth for some coffee and a chat around inclusive learning.

Bring Equity to your K-12 STEM Classroom with Equatio Mathspace

11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT, La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 16

Join Tinashe Blanchet and Kori Perkins to discover how Equatio Mathspace can bring STEM topics to life for diverse learners.

Inclusive 365 Book Signing

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

The Inclusive 365 Team will be back at the Texthelp Booth to give-away signed copies of their book, 'Inclusive Learning 365'. We will have 30 books to give out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Or, you can bring your own copy to be signed!

Beyond the Red Pen: Transforming the Writing Feedback Process

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT, Room 271-3

Join Chris Bugaj and Amy Mayer to learn how technology can simultaneously save time and increase the effectiveness and transmission of feedback in the writing process.

Inclusive Learning Playground: Empowering Student Voices

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT, La Nouvelle Ballroom

Join the Inclusive 365 Team and other educators as they share how they empowered their students' voices and helped them move toward independent ownership of their learning. There will also be more opportunities to participate in W.I.S.H., the Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt!

Mathspace Meetup with Tinashe Blanchet

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

Kicking off at ISTE 2022, Mathspace Meetup is a regular gathering of educators who are interested in learning best practices around using Equatio Mathspace in K-12 mathematics classrooms. Tinashe, our Equatio Professional Development Specialist, will be hosting the Meetup, which will also be simulcast live for remote participants.

Designing Instruction with an Inclusive Mindset

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT, Room 291-2

Join the Inclusive 365 Team as they explore inclusive strategies across a variety of content areas that empower every learner.

Wednesday, June 29

CoffeeEDU Day 3: Universal Design for Learning

8:30 am - 9:15 am CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

Join the Inclusive 365 Team at the Texthelp Booth for some coffee and a chat around Universal Design for Learning.

Inclusive 365 @ 726

11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT, Texthelp Booth #726

The Inclusive 365 Team will be back at the Texthelp Booth to share demos of EdTech tools that support inclusion, provide tips from their Inclusive Learning 365 book, and chat with visitors.

Relive the Road Trip

The Inclusive 365 Team had a blast on the Inclusive
Road Trip to ISTE 2022.

Check out the schedule below for some of the highlights.
Or, you can catch up on all the fun by visiting the
#InclusiveRoadToISTE Twitter thread.

Four Texthelpers standing behind a road sign that reads "Inclusive 365 Road Trip to ISTE New Orleans" with the hashtag #InclusiveRoadToISTE

AT Town Hall

The Inclusive 365 Team hosted an AT Town Hall on Monday, June 13. They previewed the Inclusive Road Trip to ISTE and introduced the W.IS.H. (Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt). Watch the recording to learn more!

#ATchat W.I.S.H. Kick Off

The Inclusive 365 Team hosted an #ATchat special event on Zoom. They kicked off the W.IS.H. (Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt) and shared other exciting new about the #InclusiveRoadToISTE. Watch the recording to learn more!

#InclusiveRoadToISTE Kick Off

Wednesday, June 22 at 8:00 pm ET

In partnership with #ATchat, the Inclusive 365 Team hosted the official #InclusiveRoadToISTE Kick Off Event. They discussed best practices for conferences, inclusive learning must-haves, and the W.I.S.H. (Wonderfully Inclusive Scavenger Hunt). Catch up on the chat with the Wakelet link below!

Texthelp Send Off

Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 am ET

Karen Janowski started the Road Trip from the Texthelp Boston Office. For all of the fun, visit the link below to see the official Twitter thread.

Natural Bridge State Park

Friday, June 24

The first stop on the Road Trip was at the Natural Bridge in Natural Bridge, Virginia. This National Historic Landmark was a monumental spot to start a monumental Road Trip.

Bristol Motor Speedway

Friday, June 24

The Inclusive 365 Team stopped at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee to put math concepts into practice using Equatio.

Unclaimed Baggage Center

Friday, June 24

In Alabama, the Team stopped at that nation's ONLY retailer of lost luggage items at the Unclaimed Baggage Center. It was closed by the time they got there, but they were still all smiles.

Noccalula Falls Park

Saturday, June 25

On Saturday morning, the team FELL for Texthelp tools at Noccalula Falls Park. They also highlighted how you can use those tools to integrate multiple means of action and expression into your lesson plans.

Abita Mystery House

Saturday, June 25

Don't get scared by the next stop on the Road Trip. The team visited the Abita Mystery House near New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss breaking down barriers.

Mardi Gras World

Saturday, June 25

The last stop on the Road Trip (before ISTE, that is) was Mardi Gras World! While there, the Inclusive 365 Team explored an authentic makerspace.

Sounds of the Road

To help the Inclusive 365 Team pass the time, we've put together some music
and podcast recommendations for them to listen to.

But first, take a listen to the very special edition of our Texthelp Talks podcast,
featuring the Inclusive 365 Team. They talk about their book, the Inclusive Road
Trip, and their plans for ISTE. Take a listen!

Let's hear from you

Do you have a great road trip song? How about an inspiring podcast on equity and inclusion in the classroom? Add it to our #InclusiveRoadToISTE
Spotify playlists! The Team will thank you!

Music to Drive To

Add your favorite road trip songs to the mix.

Podcasts to Think To

Add a thought-provoking education podcast to the playlist.