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Workshop Description: 

Are you eager to support your students with dyslexia and make learning more accessible and engaging? Technology tools can foster independence and build confidence in learners with dyslexia as they gain greater control over their learning experiences. Join Melissa Mann for this hands-on, interactive workshop and discover how to effectively integrate technology into your teaching and provide individualized support for students with dyslexia. Get ready to harness the power of technology to create a positive and encouraging learning environment that promotes student agency! Melissa’s expertise in accessibility will provide you with practical tools for leveling the playing field for students with dyslexia and facilitating their academic growth. 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Gain insights into recognizing the characteristics of dyslexia in the classroom and understand its impact on learning. 
  2. Explore a range of technology tools and apps designed to support students with dyslexia including tools for text-to-speech, dictation, and customized fonts and backgrounds. 
  3. Learn how to effectively integrate assistive technology into your teaching to provide individualized support for students with dyslexia. Understand the role of assistive technology in inclusive education. 
  4. Discover strategies for fostering self-esteem and confidence in students with dyslexia. Discover how technology can be used to create a positive and encouraging learning environment. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


meliParticipants will complete an exit ticket to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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