October 2015 Newsletter
ISTE Inclusive Learning Network
The post "What our kids are learning when adults are inclusive" resonated with me. We send powerful messages to all our students when we exclude learners (or limit their participation) based on their disabilities. Let's "presume competence". Rather than beginning from a deficit, let's begin by asking "What can they do?" and "What support do they need to be successful?" Presuming competence isn't naive, it's optimistic. Taking an "abilities first" approach builds inclusion and benefits all students.
President Inclusive LN
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Build Your PLN with the Inclusive Learning Network Board on Twitter!
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AT Tool Spotlight: Apple Watch
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UDL Tool Spotlight: Actively Learn
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Guest Blog Post - Luis Pérez - 7 Apple Watch Apps for Diverse Learners
Inclusive Learning Thought Leader Spotlight: Sharon Plante
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Latest News in Inclusive Learning
The US Department of Transportation is requiring that televisions in airports have closed captioning turned on at all times. Not only does this increase accessibility for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, but has the potential to be better for all travelers.
Visit the Magic Wheelchair website to see more epic Halloween costumes!
Read David Perry's heartfelt essay on what it means to truly walk the inclusive walk.
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