Today is International Literacy Day, a day designated by UNESCO to highlight and raise awareness of the importance and incredible benefits literacy has for individuals and society. Literacy means more than just learning to read and write at school.
Imagine listening to a presentation but not quite being able to hear it. Or perhaps you can hear it but you’re not fluent in the language the presentation is in, so you don’t know some of the words. Many students experience these kinds of barriers regularly, making learning harder and less enjoyable.
One school district’s investment in Microsoft’s educational technologies helped transform how learners learn and how teachers teach.
Each day, teachers and school leaders are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of a growing audience of diverse learners to help them reach their full potential. Nearly half of teachers work one-on-one with students who require accommodations. In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re building on that work to share new research that speaks to the accessibility needs of today’s classrooms.
To help educators support inclusive learning for all, Microsoft Store is offering free, virtual trainings with equitable learning in mind.
Today on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we shine the spotlight on The Loom School in Decatur, Georgia, and their story of empowering all students to find success. Loom’s journey represents just some of the ways that Microsoft tools and resources can support accessibility in any classroom, while ensuring a diverse set of students can engage with learning materials.
Teaching over the past year—whether remote, hybrid, or in-person—has introduced many challenges and opportunities for educators. One of those opportunities is finding new ways to create inclusive classrooms where students of all learning abilities have access to learn from anywhere.
Inclusive, student-centered learning environments increase success by empowering every learner to achieve more, regardless of their ability. This year, many students are missing the in-person support they would typically receive with the shift to remote and hybrid learning. For one school, this was an opportunity to prove how innovation, dedicated educators, and the right tools can help all students find success.
More than ever, educators are relying on technology to create inclusive learning environments that support all learners. As we recognize Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we’re pleased to mark the occasion with a spotlight on an innovative school that is committed to digital access and success for all.
Two New Jersey schools are experiencing success amid the challenges of remote learning. As we look ahead to Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 21, we want to shine a light on Newmark K-8 and Newmark High School, state-approved independent schools serving students with special needs.