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Mathematics workshop: Supporting Access & Inclusion for students with vision impairments

This event is offered in 2 parts: 1 recorded presentation and a hands-on workshop in 2021.
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Key Details

Categories
Workshop
Course Code
CPE20BVIM
Start Date
18 June 2021
Time
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Course Information

This event is offered in 2 parts. Separate registration is available for the recorded event or purchase Full Registration to access both sessions.

Recorded and available for viewing: Online workshop reviewing accessible scientific calculators and screen reader compatible Maths editors.

Together we will workshop strategies that cater to the calculator and editing challenges facing secondary Maths students with VI and their teachers. Large print, screen reader and braille options will be discussed.

Resources for optimising accessibility shall be explored for student and teacher use, including the screen reader accessible Math editing software: Equation editor, EquatIO & MathType.

Scientific calculator options and practices will be addressed: Talking & Large Print calculators, handheld calculators (including the Orion TI 30XS talking calculator), emulator software, Desmos app options and Braille note taker calculators. Graphing calculator software will be used for demonstrating print and audio graphs, and producing stencils for tactile graphs on the fly. Note: Graphics calculators are not approved for exam use in NSW.

If possible, have a laptop ready and/or iPad/iPhone for the session, to experience the software and apps being demonstrated. Prior to the workshop I will send out a list of programs that I recommend be downloaded for the workshop.

My intention is that you will discover an appropriate accommodation for all of your secondary Maths students in this workshop.

Session 2 (in-person event): June 18 2021

Together we will workshop strategies that cater to the challenges facing primary and secondary Maths students with Vision Impairment and their teachers. We will investigate options for inclusion of students who use large print, screen readers and braille; primary aged in the morning session and secondary aged in the afternoon.

Teaching strategies & resources for optimising accessibility shall be explored, including tactile graphics and calculators. A list of topic requests will be sought from participants, which could include:

  • General Maths tips for Maths teachers & VI specialists.
  • Equipment for the Maths classroom
  • ICEVI ‘Maths made easy’ instructor videos
  • screen reader accessible Math editors;
  • the Blennz Maths supplement to inform the stages at which braille concepts and symbols will need introduction.
  • The Abacus & Scientific calculator options and practice
  • Tactile graphics resources
  • Braille overwriting processes, student correcting their answers, and teacher feedback modes discussion.

If possible, please bring a laptop, and/or iPad to the session, to experience the software and apps being demonstrated. Prior to the workshop, a list of programs recommended for downloading will be sent out to all attendees.

Please feel free to bring technology to share. A participant brought their braille calliper ruler to a previous workshop.

This event addresses the following Standards from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 4.4.2, 4.5.2, 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.2.6, 6.3.2, 6.4.2, 7.4.2. It fits within the Priority Area of Children/ Student with Disabilities. This event is evidence and research based.

Presenter

Location

North Rocks

361-365 North Rocks Road
North Rocks, Sydney
NSW 2151

Full Registration (Session 1 and full day in 2021)
$100.00

This ticket gives you access to attend the session in person. Prior to the event, you will receive access information to this live stream.

Session 1: Scientific Calculators
$50.00

Sales end on 1 December 2021
This ticket gives you access to attend the session in person. Prior to the event, you will receive access information to this live stream.

SPEVI Members
$75.00

Sales end on 17 June 2021
This ticket gives you access to attend the session in person. Prior to the event, you will receive access information to this live stream.

NextSense Staff
Free

Sales end on 17 June 2021

Previously Purchased Ticket
Free

Sales end on 1 December 2021
This ticket gives you access to the recorded course. After the event, you will receive access information to the video.

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