Its not knowing the information, its accessing it

The road to learning

I am passionate about two things…working with students with learning disabilities and working with technology.  In my 18 years of teaching there has been a lot of beliefs, methods, and pedagogy related to the use of technology to support and enhance learning, especially with students with learning differences.  There has been the struggle of compensation vs remediation, time and cost to implement, and lack of knowledge of how to utilize the various tools that have popped up over the years, as well as stigma that often went with using them.

Today technology is everywhere and is not only accepted but in many ways expected, yet schools still struggle with the yeses and nos of incorporating technology with students.  Technology is not a tool to replace teaching and technology cannot be utilized in every learning situation; however, when technology can be used as a means to support/enhance access to information, why…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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