How can I meet the needs of special education students in my classroom!?
EdTech provides tools that can help teachers face this challenge, whether they teach in a special education class or mainstream special needs students in their regular classroom.
Whether coping with dyslexia, hearing impairment, visual impairment, attention deficit, or other special needs, online tools can help students maximize their learning. This session will demonstrate how specific online tools can help teachers better address their students’ unique learning needs. It will also show how educational technology can facilitate alternative assessment to better evaluate student progress.
Ariel Margolis joined Hebrew College in 2014 as Director of Makor, Director of Online Learning and Adjunct Lecturer in special education at the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education. Ariel is also the Director of Student Support and is known in the Jewish day school teaching community for his commitment to innovative educational models and leveraging technology to help students engage with STEM and Judaic curriculum.
Prior to joining Hebrew College, Ariel worked at Kehillah Schechter Academy for 15 years, where he served as a math, science and Tanakh teacher; middle-school principal; teacher coach; and instructional technology coach. He is also an edtech consultant to several companies world-wide. A good friend of Ariel’s, Sieva Kozinsky (CEO of Studysoup), described online learning as ‘flattening the walls of the classroom.’ Ariel turned Sieva’s description into his philosophy of teaching online. Ariel believes that with the use of Schoology (Learning Management System for Hebrew College), third party apps, and a dedication to both individualized and personalized instruction, online learning has become a boundless classroom of idea sharing and collaboration and has redefined learning.