July 23, 2020, 10:00 am CST - 60-minutes
Technology is a powerful tool and one that is available in most classrooms today. However, along with technology comes increased concerns about managing behaviors in regards to screen time, engagement, and appropriate technology use. How do you navigate the wide variety of tools that are available to figure out which will work best in your classroom to increase students' time on task, participation, and access to content? This session will start with a look at how behaviors have changed with the introduction of technology and then move into tools for self-monitoring time on task, increasing student engagement, and providing more access to the content you are teaching.
Cassie Frost, M.Ed has been in the special education field for 14 years. She has taught in a variety of settings, including a residential treatment facility, an alternative middle/high school, and the public school system. Cassie’s focus has been on behaviors and emotions and how those can affect progress through the educational system. Her background in behavior and emotional needs of the individual student have lead her to look at technology and assistive technology in a unique way. Cassie is currently a full-time Assistive Technology Specialist in the public school system.
Cassie consults with students and adults in the area of behavior and assistive technology to identify and design systems of support that enable independence and improved emotional and behavioral outcomes. Cassie has provided training at the state and national level, including Closing the Gap, the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). She has experience working with individual districts as well as presenting at local, state, and national conferences focusing on assistive technology, social and emotional learning, and special education.