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Welcome to our Winter 2018 season!  For questions about MySciLife® PLC meetings or Jumpstart sessions, please email MySciLife@sflinc.org. For questions about OK2Ask®, please email OK2Ask@sflinc.org. If you’d like to be added to our OK2Ask® email list for registration announcements, please visit http://bit.ly/K12PD_OK2AskEmailSignUp

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Free Microsoft Tools to Make Learning Accessible and Inclusive
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 12:00:00 AM UTC - 02:00:00 AM UTC
Every teacher needs to make materials that are accessible to students with challenges. Learn about free Microsoft tools that will help you do just that.
Making a learning environment accessible for everyone is critical to a successful inclusive classroom. Today's classrooms are diverse and include English Language Learners and students with learning challenges, whether they have been identified or not. Every teacher needs to be able to create and deliver content in a way that is accessible to each individual student. Fortunately, teachers already have free technologies at their disposal to assist with this. Join us as we explore strategies and tools that facilitate an inclusive learning environment.

While this session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels**, please note the following: 

>  To be able to participate you will need an active Microsoft or Office 365 Account. You can set up a free account here (https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/) if you do not already have one either on your own or from your school division. 

>  Additionally, you will need to be a member of the Microsoft Educator Community. If you are NOT currently a member of the community, access the site (https://education.microsoft.com) click JOIN NOW and use either your Microsoft or Office 365 account. Create the base information for your profile.

OK2Ask are hands-on exploratory workshops, not sit & gets. We highly recommend that you attend using a computer with an updated browser (Chrome or Edge). Those attending on mobile devices may not be able to fully participate and therefore may not receive a certificate. You are welcome to join us on a mobile device, but this may jeopardize your ability to receive CEUs.

As a result of this session teachers will:
1. Understand the importance of accessibility; 2. Explore Microsoft tools that can be used to create accessible materials; and 3. Identify an easy new habit, hack, and/or tool they can adopt to help make material accessible for their students.

Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1C; 2C; 5A
* The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at ISTE’s Standards page: https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-educators

**Read more about technology comfort levels for OK2Ask here. We suggest these levels to be fair to all who attend. If you sign up for a session that is above your comfort level, you may have difficulty keeping up. Please plan to watch the archived recording after the session to catch up on things you missed.


If you've never used Adobe Connect, we suggest that you run a
quick diagnostic on your computer in advance.

If you plan to attend the session via a tablet, please install the Adobe Connect App from the Apple or Android store. You WILL need a separate keyboard in order to participate fully (and earn a professional development certificate).


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of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.