Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Making Connections: UDL and Technology

It's time to "Gear Up" for the 4th Annual Hodag Tech Fest!   Each year when we plan for Hodag Tech Fest, we always focus on our District's goals and initiatives.  Our mission each year is to develop sessions that can help staff use technology to support these district goals.  This year we are excited to  plan our sessions around the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework.   Our district is embracing this framework for learning so each day will focus on a specific UDL Guideline and how a variety of digital learning tools and resources can be used when implementing the principles of UDL.

Engagement
The "Why?" of Learning - Provide Multiple Means of Engagement and to encourage purposeful and motivated learners.

Representation
The "What?" of Learning - Provide Multiple Means of Representation to help development resourceful, knowledgeable learners.

Action and Expression
The "How?" of Learning - Provide Multiple Means of Action and Expression to encourage strategic, goal-directed learners.

What You Need to Know...

Dates:  The Hodag Tech Fest will take place on August 1st - 3rd, 2017

Times:  Sessions will run from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm but you do not need to attend all day.  Select only the sessions that you want to attend.

Location:  James Williams Middle School

Reimbursement: Teachers will be paid curriculum in-service pay ($20 per hour) for sessions they attend. Support Staff will be paid their hourly rate of pay after pre-approval from their administrator.

Presenters:  All sessions are developed and facilitated by SDR staff.  We will be calling for presenters soon so if you have a topic that would fit into this year's framework, please let us know!!!

Check out the Hodag Tech Fest Flyer to get an idea of some session ideas that are being developed for this years event.
Gear Up for 2017 Hodag Tech Fest