Guiding Teamwork Using Education Tech Point Questions

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB06-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

Part two of this three-part series discusses the role of teamwork in an integrated AT model.  The Education Tech Points models describes teams as the essential cornerstone in the provision of good assistive technology services because the selection, operation, and implementation of assistive technology devices require input from more than one discipline.  Effective and efficient provision of appropriate assistive technology services requires each service provider to not only develop an individual knowledge base, but also to work more collaboratively to share information and skills with other team members. In order to avoid abandonment, the assistive technology must be used in customary environments for meaningful tasks. This webinar will discuss the role of each IEP team in the development of an AT plan for individual students and provide suggestions for process questions and activities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will identify instances in which they must work as part of a team in order to meet a student’s assistive technology needs.
  2. Participants will list two resources that can help them in the provision of assistive technology services.
  3. Participants will be able to identify at least two questions that IEP teams can address to help identify actions that they can take at each Education Tech Point.

Speakers

Gayl Bowser

Independent Consultant
AT Collaborations
Gayl Bowser, M.S, currently works as an independent consultant and is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND). Her work focuses on the creation of effective, legal and high quality service systems that encourage the integration of technology into educational programs for students with disabilities. Ms. Bowser has worked as a Regional and State-level administrator in Oregon. Formerly the Coordinator of the Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) and the State of Oregon’s Specialist in Assistive Technology, Gayl currently provides assistive technology consultation, training and technical assistance throughout the United States and internationally. Gayl has co-authored numerous publications about assistive technology including Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A comprehensive guide to assistive technology services; Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology; and Assistive Technology Pointers for Parents.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Penny Reed

Independent Consultant
Penny Reed Consulting
Penny Reed, Ph.D., is an independent consultant in the fields of special education and assistive technology services. She was founder and director of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI), Dr. Reed is an original member of the Leadership Team for Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT). She is the author or co-author of numerous resources, guidelines, and assessment tools to help school districts develop and improve their assistive technology services, including Education Tech Points: A Framework for Assistive Technology. She maintains the Education Tech Points website with Gayl Bowser. (www.educationtechpoints.org ) Dr. Reed provides consultation and training across the country.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Leadership - including Policy, Implementation, and Professional Development

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

All

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