Virginia Beach, March 9th

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Our Speakers

Photo of Mike MarottaMike Marotta
ATP - AT Specialist; President at Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC

Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 25 years. He runs his own technology consulting firm, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. As an evaluator, Mike works collaboratively with teams in all environments (school, workplace, and community) to effectively match the individual’s needs to technology supports. 

Mike is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter who was previously a trainer for California State University at Northridge (CSUN), providing practical and in-depth training to professionals interested in specializing in assistive technology. In addition, Mike is an adjunct professor at California State University, Northridge (CA); Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ); and Felician University (NJ) where he teaches courses for pre-service teachers and Masters level educators in Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Mike is also a member of the Faculty at the Center on Technology and Disabilities (http://www.ctdinstitute.org/) and presents on an array of topics. Mike is the Director of the Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center at Disability Rights New Jersey, Manager of Professional Development at Learning Ally and serves on the CAST Accessible Educational Materials Advisory Board. .

Jeff Faust
Director of Technology at Charlottesville City Schools

Jeff is currently serving as Director of Technology for Charlottesville City Schools in Charlottesville, Virginia where he oversees vision, strategy, design and support for initiatives and technology systems across the division. Jeff has spent time as a classroom teacher, in technical product development, with technology startups in the private sector and as part of school division leadership. Jeff currently sits on various boards in differing capacities but always as an advocate for better public/private partnerships and advancing technological opportunities and solutions within organizations and the community. His professional career has centered around Education as well as Information Systems, Technology Applications and Software Development with a tenuous focus on identifying just right solutions for technology in all situations while promoting individualized, customized learning solutions wherever possible. 

Photo of Kathleen ColburnKathleen Colburn
Product Manager at Texthelp 

Kathleen is in her third year with Texthelp, where she oversees all product updates and releases for Texthelp’s suite of literacy software in North America.

She works closely with the software development and marketing teams to create, evolve and promote products that meet the needs of educators and students alike, while keeping up with the changing landscape of educational technology.

Outside of her role at Texthelp, Kathleen is a Google Certified Educator, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Tufts University, and has taught and tutored students in high school math and college entrance exam preparation. 

The Agenda
 

9.00am - 9.30am

Early Check in 
 

9.30am - 10.00am

Welcome
Jeff Levinson, Regional Sales Director - Southeast - Texthelp
(continental breakfast will be served)
@TH_JeffLevi


10.00am - 11.00am

Meeting the needs of all students with Universal Design for Learning
Mike Marotta, ATP - AT Specialist; President at Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
@mmatp 

11.00am - 12.00pm

The Best of Both Worlds: Universal Design for Learning and Google Apps, including Read&Write to Engage Students
Chris Bugaj, Assistive Technology Trainer at Loudoun County Public Schools, as well as Host, Writer, Producer of A.T.TIPSCAST
@attipscast 


12.00pm - 12.45pm

LUNCH

 

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Going District-Wide with Read&Write
Jeff Faust, Director of Technology, Charlottesville City Schools
@jeffreysfaust

 

1.35pm - 1.45pm

Q&A Panel
with Mike Marotta, Jeff Faust, and Kathleen Colburn
 

1.45pm - 3.00pm

Texthelp Product Giveaways and Roadmap Insights
Kathleen Colburn, Product Manager, Texthelp
@TH_Kathleen



 

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