Equals Mathematics: A Multi-Sensory, Problem Solving Approach to Math for Students of Differing Abilities. Equals is a complete standards-based mathematics curriculum for students of differing abilities. Equals’ multi-sensory, systematic progression of instruction, and problem-solving focus allow students with disabilities, even those with significant disabilities, to be successful math learners. It is the only program of its kind with an instruction model with proven success demonstrated by a 4-year research study. Equals encompasses: • pre-readiness math skills for students at any age who need the most basic starting point (e.g. attending to instruction, cause and effect, everyday patterns) • foundational math skills and concepts found in all math content areas (numbers and operations, measurement, data and probability, algebra, and geometry) • problem solving throughout every lesson, connected in meaningful ways In this session, participants will be presented with an overview of the Equals Math Curriculum, results from our latest research; we’ll explore a sample lesson, and see videos of Equals in action. Got Access? 50 Ideas to Increase Student Engagement We know technology can be a powerful tool and in most instances, the only way students with significant disabilities can reach their potential. Why then are these tools still used so infrequently in our classrooms? It seems technology integration remains a nebulous term, with even good teachers being unable to identify access opportunities within a given lesson. During this session, participants will learn to identify access opportunities by examining common curriculum objectives, identify strategies to increase student access and participation, and explore curriculum examples that demonstrate increased opportunities for student success. Come explore strategies to maximize the tools you have and increase opportunities for student engagement and achievement throughout the day. Participants will come away with over 50 ideas for achieving access to common core standards through EZ tech communication devices, the iPad, and switch accessible classroom tools.