Out of all the requirements of IDEA, assistive technology is unintentionally one of the most neglected components. This three week online course will provide participants with a survey of best practice and national standards for addressing assistive technology as a team in the IEP. There will be several examples of documentation, goals, case studies, and resources to strengthen practices of LEA's and IEP teams regarding assistive technology.
The focus of this four week course is to build awareness and understanding of the Assistive Technology (AT) consideration process. Participants will earn 20 CLU's upon completing this course.
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Lessons can be universally designed for learning to fit the needs of ALL students in the classroom. The latest and greatest technology does play a major role to facilitate this process. However, it is the “framework” and approach to making a lesson universally designed for learning that is far more important than just providing students with a bunch of techy tools. During this 4 week course for 20 clus, participants will explore the UDL framework, learn how to emphasize student choice, appropriately incorporate tools into their lessons, and reach the diverse learners in their classroom.
Do you make a grocery list or use a calendar? We use these as visual reminders of what we need to do. Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn in a different way. Research has shown that they demonstrate a strength in visual learning. This is why we need to fill their lives with pictures. When we present information verbally, the words disappear but when we present the information visually, it is always there as long as the student needs it.
This 6 week module will define ASD and visual supports, discuss how they might be used and provide specific examples that can be used as models to accommodate individuals who Learn Thru Pictures.
Dyslexia is a diverse diagnoses that can impact a student´s performance in a variety of ways. This can include fine motor writing, composition, reading, communication, spatial skills, and the list goes on... During this 3 week course, participants will learn approaches, strategies, tools, and resources that will increase student independence while utilizing their unique style of learning for academic success.
This 2 week course addresses writing difficulties that students may be experiencing and the ways iPad can be used to help overcome some of these difficulties. The iPad has many built-in features that make the iPad accessible to a wider range of users, including those who have limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities. This course will explore these built-in accessibility features, accessories, and apps that will help support student writing. Participants will earn 10 CLU's upon completing this course.
Join us in our excitement as we highlight the productivity, creativity and collaboration opportunities that Google brings to students, teachers, parents, and administrators. In this online training, participants will explore various google education apps and those specific to accessibility for all learners. Participants will earn 20 CLU's upon completing this course.
Explore assistive technology tools for the Early Childhood Classroom; research and learn to evaluate various commercially available AT items, and learn ways to use and adapt everyday objects for teaching tools. Participants will earn 10 CLU's upon completing this course.
AT for the Struggling Reader explores a variety of available strategies, interventions and assistive technologies used for students who struggle with reading. Participants will earn 10 CLU's upon completing this course.
Explore a variety of no tech strategies, as well as low to high tech tools to help students who struggle with motor skills involving writing, mechanics of writing, as well as written expression. Participants will earn 10 CLU's upon completing this course.
go through their whole school career without every getting a chance to express
themselves. This session will discuss
how to develop a communication system for all students to be able to express
what they know. Participants will be
taken through different types of Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems
ranging from no tech to high tech devices and how they can be integrated depending
on the student, environment and task.
In this 4 week online course, participants will learn how to use a systematic process to identify appropriate devices and strategies for students who are struggling with communication. Participants will be provided with a variety of print resources, including assessment protocols, toolkits, and sample reports. Participants will have the opportunity to take what they learned from each day and incorporate it into their setting and then share their experience with others. Participants will complete an assessment on one of their own student and share the results on the last day of the course. Participants will earn 20 CLU's upon completing this course.
In this 3 week online course, participants will learn how to use Boardmaker Plus v6 to create communication systems/boards to enhance communication, reading and writing skills for students with verbal, motoric and/or cognitive difficulties. Participants will have the opportunity to create materials to use in their classroom.
Participants will earn 15 CLU's upon completing this course.
iPads for Beginners provides the new user with a basic overview of the iPad hardware, the iPad operating system software and the vast array of available apps. Participants will earn 15 CLU's for completing this 3 week course.
Digital storytelling can be a powerful learning experience that encompasses many 21st century skills. In this 3 week session, participants will learn how to use digital storytelling as an effective instructional tool and as a learning tool for student use. Many tools and platforms will be highlighted and are suitable for a range of content and grade levels.
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EVERY computer platform has built in supports! Why not use what you already have? Get introduced to the built in accessibility features of your computers (Windows, Mac, Chromebook) and explore options to support individuals in the area of reading, writing, vision, physical access and more! Participants will earn 5 CLU's upon completing this course.
There are so many ways to gauge student understanding and foment discussion with technology. In particular, Student Response Systems allow teachers to create digital formative assessments, instantly determine student understanding/grade, engage students, and collect real time data that impacts student learning and success. In this 3 week course, you will become proficient in several online and app based student response systems that are effective time savers and provide teachers with the building blocks of learning.
Data is the cornerstone for creating effective Behavior Intervention Plans. However, finding the time to collect data and manage it can be quite daunting for teachers. Luckily there are several free and free to try iOS apps and websites that can record, analyze, and graph student data. Some programs even facilitate classwide classroom management plans. In this 2 week course, you will become proficient in both behavior apps and websites
PowerPoint has become "old hat" for many educators over the years. Students are commonly underwhelmed by routine and monotonous slideshows. However, there are several other presentation applications available on the web and they are FREE! In this course, participants will learn how to make engaging and accessible presentations using a variety of integrative and immersive slideshow tools.
The Chrome Web Store offers several FREE features that allow browser customization for visually impaired, hearing impaired, struggling readers, struggling writers, and more! In this 4 week course, you will learn supportive web applications and extensions to make curriculum more accessible to students with special needs. Some of these tools and features are created by Google and built right into their products. Others are created by third-parties and available as web apps, extensions, and such. Please join us online for to learn more about these options.
There are many tools and features for the Google suite of products that provide accessibility or other accommodations for users with special needs. Some of these tools and features are created by Google and built right into their products. Others are created by third-parties and available as web apps, extensions, and such. Please join us online for to learn more about these options.
Imagine linking online tutorials, voice examples of phoneme segmentation, and digital exit tickets to real world objects while making lessons more engaging for students! Quick Response Codes provide an easy to create scannable code to deliver all of the former! In this 3 week course for 15 CLU's, you will learn to generate QR codes, customize them, and deploy them in communication lessons, ELA/Math lessons, behavior management, and more.
Get Organized with Evernote...
In this two week course participants will learn about the features of Evernote including how to create notes, organize them in notebooks and then search through them for information. Topics that are also covered include: understanding "tags" and the "Evernote Web Clipper". Participants will earn 10 CLU's upon completing this course.
This training is a 2 week online course on the integration of interactive whiteboards. These interactive boards engage students and make learning fun. Whether you have a SMART Board™, Promethean ActivBoard®, Mimio®, Easiteach®, or some other type of device or software application that allows you to build interactivity into a presentation, you should find something of interest in this workshop. You will earn 10 CLUs when you complete the course.
This 2 week course addresses several features that make Microsoft Word accessible to a wider range of users, including those who have limited dexterity, low vision, or other disabilities. Teachers want their students to succeed, but a one-size-fits-all approach to education simply does not work. How can teachers respond to individual differences? This course will teach participants how to edit toolbars, get a word count, create tables and forms, and use the auto correct features of MS Word to support student writing. They will also learn about a new add on feature that allows MS Word to talk and highlight the spoken word. You will earn 10 CLUs when you complete the course.
A beginner's overview of this interactive board and its software program called, Notebook. Participants will earn 20 CLU's upon completing this course.
Boardmaker Plus is used to create symbol-based communication and educational materials. It can be used to create picture schedules, communication boards, symbols for PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) books, reward charts, visual cues around the classroom, and countless other applications. The Plus in Boardmaker Plus means you have the ability to add speech to symbols and play recorded sounds and movies. Participants will earn 20 CLU's upon completing this course.
Switches are at the core of access technology. What can appear to some as simply a "button" can open worlds of access to communication devices, environmental controls, computer software, and mobile devices. In this 3 week course participants will learn how to move from switch introduction, through cause and effect, and onwards to more advanced skills such as scanning. Participants will earn 15 CLU's upon completing this course.
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