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Kurzweil 3000 Firefly Curriculum Integration Workshop Page

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Workshop Description:  Kurzweil is an integrated scan and read software program that provides multisensory access to reading material and tools for reading, writing, test-taking, and learning.   


Outcome:  Participants will learn to use the features of Kurzweil 3000 to prepare for Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow.


Indicator: Participants will be able to use the software effectively and efficiently.


Prerequisite Skills: basic keyboarding skills, basic Kurzweil skills



  • Introductions
  • Overview of Kurzweil 
  • Features of Kurzweil 
  • Exit Ticket  
    • Identify one concrete way that you plan to use Kurzweil in your instructional practice.  Identify how Kurzweil helps address P21 Skills.  
    • What features can you use to customize instruction in the classroom?  How can you purposefully use these features during instruction?  




Other Resources:


How Blake Middle School uses Kurzweil 3000 in the Classroom Video




Ideas for Use:

§Supports principles of UDL with customizable toolbars and templates.

§Supports multiple tiers of instruction

§Independence/Self-management:  Allows students to plan, control, and evaluate their own work.

§Increases reading/writing fluency and comprehension.

§Students become proficient writers 

§Supports the writing process 

§Provides IEP accommodations/less reliance on a reader/scribe. 

§reduces reading distractibility 

§allows students to demonstrate their knowledge.










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