Come present on Inclusion and Special Education at the 40th National Future of Education Technology Conference!

The National Future of Education Technology Conference® is held Jan. 14-17, 2020 in Miami, Fla. The program committee welcomes submissions for presentations within six track areas:

  • Future of EdTech Administrator
  • Future of EdTech Educator
  • Future of EdTech Information Technology
  • Future of EdTech Coaches
  • Future of EdTech Inclusion & Special Education
  • Future of EdTech Library & Media Specialists.

By Jennifer Herseim

“For most people technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, however, technology makes things possible.” — Mary Pat Radabaugh, Director of IBM National Support Center for Persons with Disabilities

Since Mary Pat Radabaugh made this statement in 1988, advancements in technology have made an incredible impact on instruction and learning, but perhaps most remarkably for students with disabilities. Today, technology truly makes the impossible possible for so many students.

As the program chair of FETC®’s Inclusion & Special Education track, I encourage you to share with your colleagues effective practices for using technology not only to meet students’ needs, but to raise the bar for inclusion and special education. Submit a proposal to present in the Inclusion & Special Education track at FETC® 2020. The request for proposals is open until April 30.

For FETC® 2020, we’re looking for presentations that address a variety of technologies and best practices for supporting all K-12 students with an emphasis on students with disabilities and learning differences. These presentations may address topics such as:  

  • Accessibility and assistive technology
  • Apps and extensions to support students across multiple platforms
  • Technology and strategies for students with autism
  • Social-emotional learning tools
  • Behavioral supports
  • Data collection and visualization
  • Inclusive practices
  • Technology to support students in a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Digital tools to support students with attention and learning disabilities including dyslexia
  • Executive functioning supports
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Co-teaching supports and tools
  • Accessible educational materials
  • Emerging technologies including augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, virtual assistants, and robotics
  • Inclusive STEM and coding
  • Multimodal learning tools

Be part of FETC®’s dynamic community of administrators, educators, related service providers, instructional and assistive technology specialists committed to advancing the field of education technology in support of all students.

Submit your presentation ideas at:

The deadline to submit proposals is April 30.

Jennifer Herseim is an Editor for LRP Media Group and program chair of FETC®’s Inclusion & Special Education track.