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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!

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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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