Within the classrooms of special needs students with PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties), educators are often tasked with instructing the most challenging students while being provided with the least amount of preparation. Add to that the pressure to integrate technology in the classroom and the demands of teaching a meaningful literacy curriculum and you have a potentially overwhelming situation. Teachers are asked to take on a wide range of academic abilities and a broad spectrum of technology applications and asked to make it work in the classroom. Meanwhile, little additional instruction on what that looks like in practice, especially when working with multiple disabilities, is provided. With this in mind, educators in the PMLD program need additional training on strategies for teaching literacy and integrating technology in the PMLD English/Language Arts (ELA) classroom and this project aims to fulfill that need.
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