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Assistive Technology Strand

Spend the day with colleagues interested in empowering struggling learners with the  tools and practices that can create an inclusive learning environment for all.

Featuring Special Guest

Co-host #atchat

AT Chat

Mike Marotta @mmatp is cohost of the weekly #ATchat twitter chat with Karen Janowski @KarenJan

Participate using the #ATchat hashtag or review the #ATchat archives via Wakelet


ISTE Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator (2017)

Mike is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training at national Assistive Technology conferences (ATIA, Closing the Gap, RESNA) in all areas of Assistive Technology.  For all of these presentations, Mike develops accessible, interactive, Universally Designed, participant-driven web experiences to extend the learning well beyond the training session. He also consults with Assistive Technology manufacturers and delivers accessible, specialized trainings to their customers.

Mike's workshops at Dynamic Landscapes 

  • Use What You Have! Accessibility Across Platform 
  • Effective Coaching = Success with Inclusive Technology

Podcast Host of

The Inclusive Technology 4  Podcast Episodes  bring you information about Inclusive and Assistive Technology to increase independence. Whether it’s technology for inclusive classroom learning or tools for community success, inclusive technology has become more mainstream and available for everyone.

Listen to the Podcasts Episodes

Learn more about Mike Marotta

Attend one or all of our Assistive Technology Sessions

Go Baby Go at SMC: Students Empowering Children with Disabilities

~ Dr. Mary Beth Doyle

Undergraduates at St. Michael's have begun adapting Power Wheels cars to serve as early mobility devices for young children with disabilities. In this presentation we will (1) give and overview of the program, including legal considerations, (2) describe the adaptation process, and (3) detail the learning outcomes for the undergraduates.


Learn how the Vermont Assistive Technology Program (VATP) can help you empower your students with disabilities

~Leslie Ermolovich, ATP
~Tracy Roux

Come learn about the services the VATP provides through its three AT Tryout Centers within the State of Vermont. The Mission of the Vermont Assistive Technology Program is to support full access and integration for Vermonters with disabilities and aging related needs, in education, work and their communities.


Using The SETT Framework for AT Tool Selection

~ Wendy Chaffee, MMMUSD

Learn how to use the SETT framework to identify the learning needs of your struggling student and match that with the most appropriate assistive technology options. You’ll get hands-on practice using the provided case studies or consider one of the learners who struggles in your school.


Use What You Have! Accessibility Across Platforms

~ Mike Marotta, ATP

With so many apps and software tools available for our technology today, it is sometimes difficult to know what might work for an individual. But wait ..... what about built in accessibility features? These supports are built into every computer and mobile device platform, yet many people don’t know what they already have! Come participate in this BYOD session as we dive deep into the built in accessibility features of your devices (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Chromebook) to explore options to support individuals in the area of reading, writing, vision, physical access and more! -Participants will explore and utilize built in accessibility features on various platforms to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.


Effective Coaching = Success with Inclusive Technology

~ Mike Marotta, ATP

Effective Assistive Technology services are MUCH more than just knowing the latest apps. How do we get there? Are you effectively and consistently considering AT for every student? Do all your students have access to the supports they need to be successful? Does every staff member know what they need to know to ensure that every student gets what they need? This session will dive deep into these questions and more as we break down AT service delivery and discuss how to build district capacity to effectively meet the needs of every student. We will also use the Seven Daily Drivers outlined in Nathan Lang’s book, Everyday Instructional Coaching, to develop a roadmap for supporting the effective use of technology in our schools.

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