Use ICT in Special Needs Education

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Objectives
● Special Needs Education in Information Age
● Assistive Technologies for Students with Special Educational Needs
● Distance Technologies for Students with Special Educational Needs
● ICT Policy in Special Needs Education

Target
● Teachers of pre­schools, primary schools, secondary schools and vocational schools
● Adult education teachers
● Teachers of special needs
● Teacher trainers, careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
● Headmasters/principals/managers of schools and organisations offering adult education or
vocational education

Detailed Schedule

Day 1
● Introductory meeting, explanation of practical arrangements, presentation of timetable,
information about course venue.
● Icebreakers, introduction to the course.

Day 2
● Modern Stage of SNE Development: Implementation of Inclusive Education
○ Equal Opportunities for All: the Drive Toward Inclusion
○ Groups of People Supported by Inclusion
○ Main Steps Toward Inclusive Education
○ Social Approaches to Disability Issues
○ Barriers to Inclusive Education for People with SEN
○ Ways to Overcome Barriers and Provide Inclusive Education
○ Benefits of Inclusive Education
● Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Special Needs Education
○ Changes in the educational system in Information Age
○ Equal opportunities for all: digital inclusion of people with SEN
○ Identification of barriers to learning for students with SEN
○ The role of ICTs in SNE
○ Supporting inclusive education through ICT implementation
○ Benefits of ICT use in education for people with SEN

Day 3
● Description, Classification, and Application of Assistive Technologies
○ International Classification of Functioning and Disability and Health
○ AT as an Instrument for the Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities
○ Classifications of AT
○ Technical, Social, and Psychological Aspects of AT Application
○ Choosing and Using Appropriate AT
● Assistive Technologies for Education
○ Impact of AT Usage on Education of People with SEN
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Physical Impairments
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Visual Impairments
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Hearing Impairments
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Language and Speech Impairments
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Cognitive Impairments
○ AT for the Educational Needs of Students with Specific Learning Impairments

Day 4
● Distance Education: New Opportunities for Students with SEN
○ Distance Education and Its Role in Digital Society
○ Benefits of Distance Education for Students with SEN
○ Different Technologies Used to Achieve the Benefits of Distance Education for Students
with SEN
○ Synchronous Communication and Collaboration Tools
○ Asynchronous Communication and Collaboration Tools
● Distance Education for Students with SEN: Approaches to Overcome Accessibility Barriers
○ Accessibility Barriers to Distance Education for Students with SEN
○ Standards of Accessibility in Distance Education for Students with SEN
○ Supporting Accessibility Standards and Providing Accessible Distance Education for
Students with SEN
○ Main Techniques of Accessibility Checking in Distance Education for Students with
SEN

Day 5
● Planning of ICT Policy in SNE
○ Objectives, Principles, and Means of ICT Policy Development in SNE
○ Legal Basis of ICT Policy Development in SNE
● Professional Visit to A special needs association
○ Round table with the president

Day 6
● Implementation of ICT Policy in SNE
○ Promoting ICT Infrastructure for SNE
○ Integration of ICTs in SNE Curriculum
○ Training and Retraining of ICT Specialists in SNE
● Workshop
● Visit to a School working with ICT in SNE

Day 7
● Monitoring of ICT Usage in SNE
○ Identifying SNE Quality Standards in Digital Age
○ Conditions of SNE Quality Improvement by Means of ICTs
○ Analysis and Interpretation of Evaluation Results to Improve ICT Policy in SNE
● Presentation of certificates.

Course organiser
AplicaProposta lda
Location
Braga, Portugal


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Upcoming sessions

09.11.2020 > 15.11.2020 (ID: 120914)
Register before 09.10.2020
19.04.2021 > 25.04.2021 (ID: 120915)
Register before 05.03.2021

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