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Thursday, April 26 • 12:30pm - 12:50pm
UDL supports for Math and Science

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Over the past 5 years UDL supports and scaffolding for literacy have become increasingly available, however Math instruction has remained primarily and stubbornly a paper based practice.

We know that the transition from paper to digital for English Language Arts has unlocked the ability to mix and match appropriate UDL tools and methods for students and teachers.  It is now common practice for entire districts to have Comprehension and Writing support tools that support UDL teaching and learning practice.  

On average, over 60% of 4th and 8th graders are not proficient in Math*, and estimated remedial math enrollment continues to rise each year. Yet with demand for STEM related jobs expected to increase by 28% by 2024  it’s more important than ever to future proof the STEM pioneers of tomorrow. So how can the UDL framework help us to guide our students?

Some recent innovative breakthroughs have been made in the area of Math and Science that help facilitate good UDL practice in the classroom and at home.

During this session Martin will discuss new approaches to allow students to express their Math knowledge and consume Math and Science in several new ways.  The expression of accessible Math & Science by predictive typing, speaking, writing and even OCR of and handwritten Math is now a reality.

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Martin McKay

Martin is CTO and a founder of Texthelp. He directs all R&D at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.Texthelp products help 5 million students with literacy every day in the UK, North and South America and across... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 12:30pm - 12:50pm EDT
Citrus Crown Ballroom