NSU teacher candidates get LATI training

Teacher candidates in Northwestern State University’s early childhood methods and elementary methods courses took part in a professional development session related to the Louisiana Assistive Technology Initiative (LATI). The mission of LATI is to provide leadership and support to local education agencies and families in the development and implementation of assistive technology services that will have meaningful application for the educational, social, recreational, vocational, and developmental experiences of students with disabilities. Jodi Burr, assistive technology strategist with the Northwest Assistive Technology Center, showed NSU students how to use iPads to help with instruction for children with exceptionalities. Seated around the table are Dr. Michelle Fazio-Brunson, professor; Burr, Kaitlyn Jackson of Pineville, Megan Tucker of Leesville and Bergen Oge of Robeline.