Greg O’Connor has been actively involved in supporting the learning of people with diverse learning needs for over 30 years. During this time he has worked as a classroom teacher, school executive, district consultant and regional manager with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, Australia. For the last 5 years Greg has been the Professional and Consultancy Services Manager at Spectronics delivering consultancy, workshops, presentations and conference keynotes across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the United States of […]
Beyond Inclusive Technology: Supporting students struggling in the regular education classrooms
with Greg O’Connor
Beyond Inclusive Technology – These podcasts will focus on the use of inclusive technologies in special education classrooms and in regular education classrooms to support students who struggle with learning for whatever reasons. I want to look at not only what is happening now but also explore beyond where we are at – innovations, disruptions and future directions. The title is about looking beyond the “this is what we do” paradigm and explore the “what is possible” for ALL students. Taking inspiration from Apollo 13 and the catch cry of ‘failure is not an option’ – these podcasts will explore why failure should not be an option for any students, particularly when we have so many technology tools to add to our teaching toolkit and add to their digital lives to help this be a reality!
Also take the beginning letters from Beyond Inclusive Technology and you have BIT – the basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. The podcast will not bet bogged down in tech jargon or overwhelm the listener with too much whiz-bangery. While it will not be basic, it will be practical, sometimes brief, accessible and essential advice and ideas on supporting ALL students using technology. Why not join me?
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