Bridging the gap with technology
Knox County Schools provides a range of technical support and professional learning services to school personnel and their students, through the Assistive Technology Department.
These services are directed toward:
(1) enhancing student achievement by providing access to appropriate assistive technology devices and services, and
(2) improving instruction by increasing educator knowledge of assistive technology devices and services
Knox County Schools Assistive Technology Specialists support the use of assistive technology by:
1 - participating in IEP team and 504 committee meetings,
2 - consulting with teachers and parents,
3 - assessing student needs - directly and indirectly,
4 - teaching and modeling the implementation of new technology
5 - teaching professional learning courses, and
6 - providing a device loan program to students for extended trial use periods.