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Chrome & Literacy: Part 2 Writing

Date: June 5, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Literacy is a human right and all our students deserve to learn to read and write. With technology more infused in the classroom than ever before, we have even greater opportunities to match the features of our Chrome based tools to the needs of every student. During the second webinar of a two part series, …

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  • Mike Marotta, AT Specialist; President, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
  • Kelly Fonner, AT & Educational Consultant, Fonner Consulting

Chrome & Literacy: Part 1 Reading

Date: May 23, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Literacy is a human right and all our students deserve to learn to read and write. With technology more infused in the classroom than ever before, we have even greater opportunities to match the features of our Chrome based tools to the needs of every student. During the first webinar of a two part series, …

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  • Mike Marotta, AT Specialist; President, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
  • Kelly Fonner, AT & Educational Consultant, Fonner Consulting

Technology Supports for Engaging Students with UDL

Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Are your students engaged in the learning activities in your classroom? What does it mean to be engaged? How can you get students interested? How can you encourage them to sustain that interest? In this webinar, we will briefly review the first UDL principle, “provide multiple means of engagement,” in today’s diverse classrooms. We will …

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  • Lynda Hartman, Educator/Consultant, Northern Suburban Special Education District
  • Mary Coletto, Instructional/AAC Coach, Northern Suburban Special Education District

45 Immersive AAC Classroom’s Effect on Vocabulary and AAC Use

Date: May 9, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Research supports using AAC with nonverbal individuals with ASD but discrepancies persist between the language modality of AAC users and the primary language models of their language-learning environment. We investigated the impact of an immersive, speech-generating classroom on language acquisition rates of school-age children with ASD compared to traditional treatment.

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  • Lindsey Paden Cargill, Director of Therapy Services; Speech-Language Pathologist, Bridgeway Academy
  • Samantha Lyle, Speech Department Supervisor, Bridgeway Academy

You Should See What They’re Saying: More AAC Talking with Data Logging

Date: April 16, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

It’s daunting to get everyone not just trained, but really using AAC systems to model and teach language. Many devices have built-in data logging, so it is easier than ever to see what is being said on speech generating devices to monitor progress, tweak goals and determine staff training needs. How do you use that …

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  • Beth Waite-Lafever, AAC Specialist, Breakout Engineering, Inc

Effective AT Implementation: A Coaching Inspired Model

Date: April 11, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Today’s students are a group of digital natives; they are competent users of technology and often adapt to new technologies quickly. By shifting our traditional model of AT implementation, focusing largely on teaching students how to use a tool, to an updated model that begins with “how” but focuses largely on “why” and “when” to …

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  • Erin Nelson, Assistive Technology Strategist, Edina Public Schools

Caught Modeling Core

Date: April 2, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This session aims to inspire Speech-Language Pathologists and other school professionals (i.e., related service personnel, administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals) to take a collaborative approach when treating students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), through a Positive Behavior Intervention and Strategy (PBIS) program called “Caught Modeling Core”. “Caught Modeling Core” was implemented by two Speech-Language Pathologists, who …

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  • Jessica Gerth, Speech-Language Pathologist, Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative
  • Colleen Krasich, Speech-Language Pathologist, Triad CUSD #2

Make & Take: An IT and AT Professional Learning Collaboration

Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

In the Boston Public Schools, central office departments are working together to provide proactive and personalized professional learning that prepares our teachers to meet the needs of our diverse learners. One example is our Make&Take Series, a project-based approach facilitated by teachers and professionals from the instructional and assistive technology departments. In this webinar, we …

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  • Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
  • Mary Marcella, AT Coordinator & Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Public Schools

Using UDL to Adapt Curriculums with LMS in K-12 and Higher Ed

Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

Increasingly online, on-ground and hybrid classrooms in K-12 schools and in colleges and universities make heavy use of Learning Management Systems (LMS). Names like Blackboard, Canvas and Moodle are becoming a part of the fabric of our educational environment. There are many advantages of these systems, but they work best for students with disabilities and …

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  • Adero Allison, Principle Consultant, Transitioning Adults plus
  • Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, AT Collaborations

Accessing Your World: What’s New in Environmental Control Technologies

Date: February 27, 2019 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Overview:

This session will cover various environmental control technologies and how their implementation around the home or workplace can help people with disabilities be more independent in every facet of their lives. Environmental control, smart home technologies and the Internet of Things have been around for quite some time. Until recently the cost of entry was …

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  • Benjamin Jacobs, Accommodations Specialist, Tools for Life/AMAC/Georgia Tech

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