Rethinking AT Consideration and Assessment from a Coaching Perspective in K-12

Thursday, April 26, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB24-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

Individualized Education Program teams have the responsibility of considering technology necessary to ensure a free appropriate public education. When unsure of what to put in place, teams often enlist assistance by requesting an AT Evaluation. Although this might help the student, this process does not necessarily help the individuals on the team learn more about how to make decisions about technology for future students. Learn a process of consideration and assessment, which coaches every educator to become masters of technology selection and implementation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe a process and mindset for analyzing and considering options which focuses on selecting what is least restrictive to the student.
  2. Participants will be able to describe a process for how to request assistance when considering technology.
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least three strategies for coaching other educators to make decisions about technology.

Speaker

Christopher Bugaj

Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology
Christopher R. Bugaj is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education (ISTE) and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Chris is also the author of ATEval2Go (http://bit.ly/ateval2go), an app for iPad that helps professionals in education perform technology assessments for students. Chris co-authored two chapters for a book published by Brookes Publishing titled Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co‐produces and co‐authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast (http://nightlightstories.net) which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 250 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx, all of which are listed at http://bit.ly/bugajpresentations. His latest book The New Assistive Tech: Making Learning Awesome For All (http://bit.ly/thenewat4all), also published by ISTE, is available for order now!
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Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Education/Learning - Birth-21 includes Severe Multiple Disabilities

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

All

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