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The JUSTICE Project, in conjunction with the Buffalo Teacher Resource Center will host a Professional Development Series during the 2016-17 school year. Faculty, teacher candidates and teachers from partner schools in Buffalo and local areas are invited to monthly sessions.

The focus of the 2016-2017 JUSTICE professional development series will focus on educational technologies that can act as assistive technologies for students with high-need disabilities. Participants will be invited to complete a teacher inquiry research project and display their works during a teacher showcase at the conclusion of the series.

All sessions will be held at Canisius College on the second floor of the Student Center in the Grupp Fireside Lounge from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • September 21, 2016: Assistive Technology Overview and Introduction to Google Tools
  • October 19, 2016: Using Socrative and Kahoot to Engage/Gamify/Quiz Your Students
  • November 30, 2016: App Smackdown
  • January 18, 2017: Digital Literacy Resources for Students with Learning/Behavioral Needs
  • February 15, 2017: Tools to Assist Students with Autism
  • March 22, 2017: Tools to Differentiate the Research Process
  • April 19, 2017: Teacher Research Showcase

Participants are asked to bring their own laptops, tablets or personal devices to explore the tools presented each month. For more information and to register, visit

Submitted by: Patricia Waters, JUSTICE administrator, special education