The Technology & Learning Connections (TLC) Team services support the local development of highly effective classrooms for students with disabilities based on Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards through an MTSS within a universal education system.
The TLC Team provides guidelines and resources to support the implementation of:
- Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards
- Assistive & Instructional Technology
- Accessible Educational Materials (AEM); and
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
The TLC staff includes the director, three technology coordinators and five training support specialists. The team provides statewide technical assistance, training support to districts and their local assistive technology specialist (LATS) as well as the regional local assistive technology specialist (RLATS) that provide direct services to small and rural districts.
The TLC team also manages the AT & UDL Loan Library. The AT & UDL Loan Library is designed to help districts and schools implement a universal, differentiated core curriculum based on Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards. The assistive technologies available in this library can be used to identify which technologies will best support students with disabilities to participate and progress in core curriculum. The Universal Design for Learning technologies can be used to identify effective, instructional pedagogies that support highly effective learning environments. Accounts are available to district personnel approved by their respective ESE Director and BEESS Discretionary Projects personnel.
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