Technology Applications for Teaching & Supporting the Struggling Reader
Presented by: Ted Hasselbring, Margaret E. Bausch
This course addresses the increasing problem of middle grade and high school students entering their grade levels with significant deficits in literacy skills. The presenters explore the latest research on how the human brain is actually restructured during the process of learning reading skills and how this groundbreaking research can be applied in the classroom with the selective use of technology to improve literacy instruction for readers at all ability levels.
45 Clock Hours $279
1 Graduate Credit ** $304
3 Graduate Credits $499
** Plus additional fee of $55 payable to Adams State University at course completion. See Program Details for more information.
Dr. Hasselbring is a graduate of Indiana University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree, the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, with a major in biology, and an Ed.D. in special education. He has authored more than one hundred books, book chapters, and articles on learning and technology and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. Dr. Hasselbring is the former president of the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, and has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Goals 2000 and the committee on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. He was a member of the National Governor’s Association Committee on Improving High Schools as well as a member of Japan’s National Institute of Special Education. Currently he serves on the board of the George Lucas Education Foundation.
Margaret E. Bausch
Margaret E. Bausch, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Kentucky, earned a Master of Science Degree in Special Education Learning Disabilities and a Ph.D. in Special Education Technology from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Bausch spent nine years as a teacher of students with learning and behavior disorders before devoting her efforts to research and development projects in assistive and instructional technology. She has served as a co-principal investigator of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute, a federally funded project designed to examine factors related to the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of assistive technology services in schools. Currently, Dr. Bausch is serving as the principal investigator of the Kentucky Assistive and Rehabilitative Technology Training grant that is providing scholarships to prepare personal from varying fields to integrate instructional and assistive technology into the school curriculum, post-secondary education, employment situations, and the daily lives of persons with disabilities.