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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.

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Wednesday, November 30 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Let's Play Together: Building Educational Games in Schools LIMITED

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Schools are beginning to implement games-based learning opportunities into the classroom setting. Through games, students are connecting meaningful experiences to core material, thereby creating an academic dialogue unlike any previously envisioned. The uptick in educational games affords students with significant disabilities the opportunity to participate in more activities and demonstrate their knowledge of material in alternative ways. This workshop outlines ways teachers have utilized commercial and online games to benefit students of every ability. Workshop participants come away with a critical perspective on how to design an accessible curriculum around commercial games and educational apps. Further, how to utilize this curriculum in multiple settings. 

 In this workshop, participants will:  - Consider how games-based learning can support students with disabilities at home and school  - Consider ways educators can embed games-based learning into curriculum design - Discuss how play impacts the learning experience of students with significant disabilities 


Jennifer Dalsen

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am a doctoral student in the Curriculum & Instruction Department at UW-Madison. My research focuses on: digital access and looking at how students with disabilities learn through technological supports. I am an active collaborator with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on UDL.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
New York Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

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