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Teaching CS to Students with Learning Disabilities – May 11, 2021

Next week, AccessCSforAll will hold the third webinar in the series “Accessible Computer Science: Teacher to Teacher,” funded by the Infosys Foundation USA. In these webinars, computer science (CS) teachers who specialize in teaching blind and visually impaired students, deaf and hard of hearing students, and learning disabled and neurodiverse students will share strategies that other K-12 educators can use to include students with disabilities in their classroom.

 

To register you will go to the Pathfinders website, make an account, and then register. Use the links below to start the process.

 

Teaching CS to Students with Learning Disabilities – May 11, 2021

In this webinar, Sarah Ciras will share about lessons learned teaching computer science to students with learning disabilities. Sarah Ciras is a special education teacher at Landmark School in Beverly, MA. She has been teaching for 11 years, and has taught CS for 7 years. This year she was named a CSTA Equity Fellow. She has spoken at several conferences about making Computer Science accessible to students with Language Based Learning Disabilities.

 

Teaching CS to Neurodiverse Students – June 16, 2021

In this webinar, Robert DeFillippo will share about lessons learned teaching computer science to neurodiverse students. Mr. Robert DeFillippo is a 25-year educator who has worked with varied exceptionalities throughout his career. In 2008 Mr. DeFillippo earned the Annie Sullivan award for excellence in education, along with being named the 2018 national Champion of Computer Science award winner for his work with equity and accessibility to computer science for students with severe cognitive and emotional disabilities.

 

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