Final Project Community Event Part 2 – Written Synopsis

Written Synopsis

EDU 620: Meeting Individual Student Needs with Technology

Believe and Achieve in Technology

Community Center Representative

Written Synopsis

Station 1: Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Welcome to the Educational Technology community center my name is Carolyn Williams, and I am a Special Education teacher working in the resource classroom room with the Clark County School District. During the event in the community center it will be three hours of technology and teaching students on how computers and iPads work in the classroom. Each stations table will have a welcome board of what the station is about, brochure that explains what audience will find as they move into the different stations. At one of the tables there is a sign-in sheet to gather audience names.


To grab my audience attention at each station I will have a poster board that is creative and full of materials for the station. As I want to make sure that all of my audience understands the materials at each station they will watch the projector and then I will ask the audience if they have any questions before heading to the stations. The audience will also get to know what CAST means, “advanced the concept of universal design for learning as means of focusing research, development, and educational practice on understanding diversity and applying technology to facilitate learning” (Edyburn, 2013, pa. 4). 

CAST advanced the concept of universal design for learning as a means of focusing research, development, and educational practice onunderstanding diversity and applying technology to facilitate learning.


Students will learn in the classroom and take their education of CTE after graduation and get a job of program that they have been studying for four years. “The education community began to recognize that many students – not just students with disabilities – faced barriers and impediments that interfered with their ability to make optimal progress and to develop as educated and productive citizens” (Meyer, Rose, & Gordon, n.d.). As an educator, if we must continue to prepare our students for the world the process must change where the UDL will provide a different teaching method for the classroom. The UDL education has a lot of resources and lesson plans that will support students with diversity in the classroom.


For all learners the stations will have performed hands on tasks of each learning style. Each station will have resources and materials for learning about UDL, CTE and any new technology. At the next station it will be for parents to know how parents are able to talk to teachers and they could involve parents “and training in the child’s home environment” (FBID, 2019, pa. 5).


The UDL program lets students from all backgrounds to be exposed to encouraging environment of teaching in the classroom. At the Community center students will be able to come into the center at any time and access any of the technology that they can use for research for finding a job. Parents will be able to have more support with children learning at the center.

Station 2: Technology and UDL for All Learners

Mission, Belief, and Goals

As an educator we believe in providing students with knowledge and commitment. We want to build partnerships among student, families and staff by being visible at events and in the classroom.


Students will gain skills needed to be successful in CTE courses.

Students will obtain jobs upon graduating using the skills and knowledge obtained by CTE.

Course and/or Program Offerings

The courses that students will be taking to graduate from Elementary School to high school are very different they will have different or similar courses. For elementary courses the students will be able to take their primary courses and then for secondary middle school the students will take extra courses like pre-algebra, computers, history, and science. The high school courses have a lot more along with primary courses; culinary arts, graphic arts, world history, geometry, and government.

Station 3: 21st Century Skills Acquisition and Employability

Technology and 21st Century Skills

I choose technology because it is necessary for providing students with 21st-century skills. Students will be able to come into the center and be able to look at different computers like, gaming design and animated technology. The partnership for the 21st Century Skills, n.d. states that “the elements described in this section as “21st century student outcomes” (represented by the rainbow) are the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life in the 21st century” (pa 4). Students should be able to gather data and use that data to understand and explain content knowledge.


In many of classes students will start to learn how to use iPads and computers. The tools the students will need to learn how to use when researching for a job before the student graduate or an adult. Teachers are able to use the computers and iPads to assists other teachers with lessons plans. The teacher will be able to communicate learning through Google classroom, emails and to use the internet. While the teacher is communicating they have a “skill and attitude of the teacher that determines the effectiveness of technology integration into the curriculum” (Bitner, & Bitner, 2002).


Interaction with the audience is important during the community center; students will be able to utilize the iPad devices. Student and adult will be able to use computers that have voice-to-text abilities when it is needed. Students that have a grammar problem this program will be great to use.

New Technology

Parents will be able to access students work via internet through Google Classroom.

Students will be more likely to attend a four year college or an educational program after high school.

Students will be more knowledgeable of the technology in the classroom and in the future jobs so they can be prepared


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