Deena Kimmel, Social Media & Community Manager

Where to go and who to see at ATIA 2020


Are you heading to ATIA this year? Whether it’s your first time attending or you're an ATIA pro, there’s a lot to take in over the course of the conference. To help, we’ve put together this guide of recommended sessions. And if you find yourself needing a break from the sessions, be sure to stop by Booth #504 during the Exhibit Hall Hours to chat with our group of Texthelpers!


Recommended Sessions at BETT with Texthelper holding microphone
 

Texthelp Sessions

Thursday, January 30

LDR Spotlight: The Meaning and Place of AT Leadership, Today and Tomorrow
Speakers: Mark McCusker, Luis Perez, David Banes, Cynthia Curry
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Strand: Leadership

State Testing Panel: Accommodations, Accessibility, and Resources for You
Speakers: Joy Zabala, Jason Carroll, Ruth Ziolkowski, Trisha Klein, Jan McSorley
Time: 9:20 - 10:50 am
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Engaging 3 R’s [Reading, Writing, Arithmetic] in a Digital Classroom
Speaker: Jeffrey Levinson
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Strand: Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies
 

Friday, January 31

Making Math Accessible with EquatIO
Speaker: Louis Shanafelt
Time: 2:55 - 3:15 pm
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12
 

Friends of Texthelp Sessions

Thursday, January 30

Assistive Technology Feud: PATINS v.s. FDLRS
Speakers: Christopher Bugaj, Kelli Suding, Mia Laudato
Time: 9:20 - 10:50 am
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

At Least 50 Ways to Enhance Literacy/Learning the UDL Way
Speakers: Sally Norton-Darr, Judith Schoonover
Time: 9:20 - 10:50 am
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Empowering the Reader Through the Dynamics of Text-to-Speech
Speakers: Sarah Wood, Nanci King Shepardson, Jennifer Keelor
Time: 9:20 - 10:50 am
Strand: Research

App Smackdown
Speakers: Elisa Wern, Mike Marotta, Karen Janowski, Christopher Bugaj, Brian Wojcik
Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Strand: Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies

CollaborATe: Succeed with Your District’s Rollout Plan
Speakers: Scott Richards, Rhianon Gutierrez, Mary Marcella
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Strand: Leadership

HRED Spotlight: Keep C.A.L.M., AEM Higher - Digital Accessibility Campaigns and Outreach
Speakers: Mark Nichols, Dale Pike
Time: 2:20 - 3:20 pm
Strand: Higher Education

Rethink Literacy with Apps and Extensions
Speakers: Leslie DiChiara, Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Math-tastic: Accessible Math for All Learners
Speakers: Lynn McCormack, Luis Perez
Time: 4:30 - 5:40 pm
Strand: Mainstream & Web Accessible Technologies
 

Friday, January 31

Google Apps & Extensions-Your Essential Toolkit for Diverse Learners
Speaker: Diana Petschauer
Time: 9:20 - 10:50 am
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Special Education Technology Research: New Advances in 2019
Speaker: Dave Edyburn
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Strand: Research
 

Saturday, February 1

Goodbye Expert Model- Hello Collaborative Assessment!
Speakers: Julie Bassett, Teresa Clevidence
Time: 9:20 - 10:20 am
Strand: Leadership

Let’s Talk Behavior
Speaker: Cassie Frost
Time: 9:20 - 10:20 am
Strand: Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

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Do you plan on attending any of the above sessions? Are there any others you’d recommend? Share your thoughts in the comments below! And if you’re attending ATIA, don’t forget to stop by Booth #504 to say hi to our Texthelpers and share some of your key learnings from the sessions. We look forward to seeing you there!

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