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The Inclusive 365 authors want everyone to practice inclusive strategies in education. As Inclusive Learning Evangelists, we focus on spreading the word about inclusive opportunities to facilitate learner success. This is foundational to our belief system. We love talking with others to raise awareness. This page is dedicated to our appearances on podcasts, webinars, conferences and more! Check out the recordings below.

Do you host a podcast or web series? Are you looking for engaging speakers for your conference? Reach out – we would love to share the Inclusive 365 philosophy with your audience. Fill out our Contact Form and one of the authors will get back to you.

ISTE Learning Unleased podcast

Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)

Recorded 5/13/21

Inclusive Learning 365: Edtech Strategies for Every Day of the Year

Description: Learning need not be a chore for anyone, including those with IEPs or 504s. The session will begin with an examination of what authentic inclusion really is, what it looks like, and how it fosters improved outcomes for everyone involved. From there, explore a range of strategies which engage and empower ALL students to take charge of their own learning. Incorporated into the strategy discussion will be examples of contemporary tools that can be used to support the design of the instructional methodologies. From apps to browser extensions to web tools, participants will not only learn new supports to promote active learning for every student but have an opportunity to share what’s working in their own practices. Areas to be discussed include reading, writing, STEAM, Executive Functioning, Research and Study Skills, Social Emotional Learning, Professional Learning, and Cross-Curricular Supports. Come for the strategies, leave with mindset change!

Talking with Tech Podcast

Strategies to Support Literacy and Inclusivity with Karen Janowski

Released 5/26/21

This week, Chris interviews Karen Janowski! Karen is an inclusive technology and assistive technology specialist who is also co-author of Chris’s new book, Inclusive 365. In the interview, they discuss some of the many ways that we can support literacy for all and make classrooms more accessible to all students (e.g. audio supports, digital texts that can be read aloud, etc). 

Before the interview, Chris shares about a former student he has worked with who is moving to a new situation that does not support robust AAC. Chris discusses why this was such a disappointment, and how this experience motivates him to better support the students that he works with now. Rachel talks about the difficulty of supporting students who don’t make progress and/or have AAC taken away from them.

TextHelp Talks podcast

Released 5/28/21

In this episode we’re joined by 4 educational experts, and friends of Texthelp, who have co-written a fantastic new book about inclusive learning. The book is called Inclusive Learning 365, and is being published by ISTE – the International Society for Technology in Education.  If you work in education this book will become your daily companion, with 365 strategies that you can use to provide the best learning experience. We’re going to take a look at some of these strategies in today’s podcast. 

The authors Chris Bugaj, Karen Janowski, Mike Marotta and Beth Poss come from a variety of backgrounds in education. We’ll meet them all shortly and find out a bit more about them and what drove them to write this book.

Talking with Tech Podcast

Best Built in Accessibility Features on Devices with Mike Marotta

Released 6/2/21

This week’s interview is with Chris’s long-time friend and fellow assistive technology specialist, Mike Marotta. Mike is a specialist in inclusive design, and he joins Chris to discuss how accessibility features for common devices like iPhones, iPads, Chromebooks, and Android phones can be used to meet assistive technology needs. They talk about which features they like the most, adding captions, universal logins for accessibility, how to decide on which tools to offer people, and more!

Before the interview, Chris and Rachel discuss ways that accessibility has been improved in the past year despite the pandemic, including Instagram adding automatic closed captioning for videos. Rachel discusses reaching out to technology companies for help with an accessibility issue, such as when she asked makers of the Word Wizard app to add high contrast.

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