SUNDAY........Dr. Chris Curran
is Director of T2:PAL: Teachers and Technology - Promoting
Accessible Learning, an Assistive Technology Lab for teacher
education students at UNI.
The goal of the project is to improve access and success in the K-12
core curriculum for students with disabilities. The project engages
preservice teachers, university faculty and education professionals
in using best practice literacy and mathematics assistive technology
tools to support improved teacher practices.
Chris will open the conference with a presentation followed
by a Roundtable session showcasing assistive technology that is used
in the T2:PAL Lab.
Assistant Principal and the Director of Special Education at Cure of
Ars Catholic School in Leawood, Kansas and a professor at Baker
University’s Masters in Education program in Overland Park, KS.
A recipient of numerous honors and awards, she has trained
educators in the United States and internationally in the use of
teaching techniques and assistive technology for students with learning disa-bilities.
Maggie will be presenting Sunday evening and Monday morning.
Martha Rust, M.A.
has a certificate in Assistive Technology Applications from
California State University at Northridge.
She is the Assistive
Technology specialist on the Tools for Life team at Georgia Tech.
She has presented at numerous international, national,
regional, and state conferences on assistiv
e technology and serves
on several disability related committees.
Martha will give the keynote address on Monday.