Nerissa Sturrup
Technology Tools for Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities
How does technology make learning possible and practical for all students? How might we use the best available technology  tools to support students on their journey to becoming more independent, empowered learners?

This workshop is an introduction to learning disabilities and learning differences and an exploration of the technology tools you can use to support  students who learn in traditional ways.

Fueled by passion for education and social equity, Nerissa always wanted to be an educator. Nerissa worked as a peer and youth educator with the Breakthrough Collaborative, an educational enrichment program for underserved students. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College (university) with a BA in African American and Gender Studies, Nerissa taught on the West Side of Chicago for two years. It was during that time in Chicago that Nerissa was introduced to the world of educational technology and has not looked back since.

Nerissa currently works as an Educational Technology Integrator at Mary McDowell Friends School, a Quaker school for students with learning disabilities. Talk to Nerissa about: assistive technology, technology integration in K-12 education, technology and student voice, digital citizenship, media literacy, technology and social justice.