Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Educational Technology to Support Language-Based Learning Disabilities, In-Person – Summer Institute 2021

If you are signing up for this section, you are signing up for an in-person section with a limited number of spaces. This course can also be taken virtually. If you want to take the course virtually, you must register for the virtual section so we can ensure you receive login instructions.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.



  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: In-person. All recommended guidelines around social distancing, masks, hand washing, etc. will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.



Today’s teenagers are inundated with technology, growing up in what the world has deemed the “Digital Age.” More and more, colleges, universities, and schools are replacing printed resources with digital materials and e-resources. However, that does not mean that students are skilled at using these resources to their educational advantage. Teachers are increasingly facing demands to incorporate more technology into their classroom, but additional education is helpful to “update” their instructional techniques. This two-day seminar will provide direct instruction in assistive technology practices that are grounded in theory and research to support all students, particularly those with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD), as well as brief background into why these practices are necessary based on educational laws and referendums. Through lecture, small group work, and hands-on experience, participants will explore developments in assistive technology, have opportunities to play with devices, apps, and programs useful in the classroom, and discuss ways to better assess and support students with LBLD (or similar profiles) in a more wired classroom.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the scope of available assistive and universal technology devices, programs, and software that can enable academic success for students with language-based learning disabilities.
  • Identify and explore a variety of assistive technologies for use in their classrooms and schools.
  • Create tools and gather strategies to help assess, instruct, and evaluate the technology needs of individual students, as well as larger programs.
  • Discuss and analyze the role of technology in today’s classrooms and its effect on education as a whole.



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.



  • A device that allows you to connect to the internet
  • Google Chrome account (this can be created together if necessary)


Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 22-23, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kristine Burgess

Kristine began working at Landmark High School in 2010 as a language arts tutorial teacher after having earned her bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. She has since earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and is working on a master’s degree in Reading from Endicott College with the goal of obtaining a Reading Specialist License. Since 2014, Kristine has taught courses through Landmark Outreach and has researched and compiled topics for the monthly Free Landmark Teaching Strategies. She currently heads the reading department, in addition to teaching two small group classes in that department.

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