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 www.canisius.edu/justice.
Submitted by: Patricia Waters, JUSTICE administrator, special education