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A District Approach to Using Assistive Technology to Support Struggling Readers

Categories: Assistive Technology, dyslexia, Education & Teaching, Educators, Learning Disabilities, Reading Strategies for K-12, Student Centric Learning

Professional Learning EdWebinar
CE Certificates - 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2 pm Est.

Are you ready to empower students with reading deficits to achieve higher outcomes? 

Learning Ally’s edWebinar series offers continuing CE certificates in support of educators in K12 who serve students with reading deficits and print disabilities. 

In this edWebinar panel discussion, educators Jenn Regardie and Jennifer Carr, two assistive technology “powerhouse teachers” from Fairfax County Public School System, Virginia, share their large district’s proactive approach to “equitable access for all.” 

  • Discover how to get your district to embrace technology to support reading.

  • Learn innovative assistive technology tools.

  • Explore academic outcomes of students who have prospered.

  • Gain proven teaching and learning best practices to replicate in any classroom, school or district reading initiative. 


Our PresentersJennifer Regardie, Fairfax AT Teacher

Jenn Regardie has worked in special education for 18 years. She is the parent of a child who discovered a love of reading through audiobooks. Her teaching career began in elementary school and she is now an assistive technology resource teacher in middle and high school. Jenn supports teachers to implement supplemental, assistive technology tools with fidelity, including The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. She holds a M.Ed. in special education from Lehigh University and a B.S. from Ithaca College.


Jennifer Carr, Fairfax Assitive Technology TeacherJennifer Carr has had a long-standing passion for assistive technology. She works closely with students in pre-school through twelfth grades to find the right AT tools for those who require an accommodation. She is a leading expert in the implementation of AT for all levels of diverse learners and has presented at many local, state, national and international conferences on the topic. Ms. Carr is co-author of “Developing Your Assistive Technology Leadership: Best Practices for Success.”


Join Learning Ally’s Professional Learning Community

Take part in this dynamic network of educators working toward a common goal and national movement to ensure equitable access for all students.  


Did you miss the first back to school edWebinar, “Strategies and Supports for Spanish-Speaking Struggling Readers?” 

You can still review the archived presentation and receive a CE certificate. 

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