Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
The use of Google tools & Chromebooks continues to explode in education. But how can we use this array of tools to promote a culture of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? This webinar will explore the three principles of UDL – Multiple Means of Engagement; Representation; and, Action & Expression – and explore ways to …more.
Mike Marotta, AT Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
Date: October 26, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
When it comes to providing purposeful professional learning around technology, there are significant advantages to partnerships between instructional technology and assistive technology at the district level. In this webinar, a digital learning specialist and an assistive technology coordinator will discuss the advantages of this partnership, including guiding principles of our professional learning design, district-wide initiatives …more.
Rhianon Gutierrez, Digital Learning Specialist, Boston Public Schools
Mary Marcella, Assistive Technology Coordinator and Speech-Language Pathologist, Boston Public Schools
Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
As a fundamental skill for all children, digital literacy and the implementation of literacy supports is of outmost importance in building competency in reading, writing, and achieving overall success both in school and beyond the classroom. Basic UDL concepts, and how they influence the way our support strategies are implemented, as well as various assistive …more.
Madalina Tudora, Assistive Technology Specialist, SC Department of Education
Date: November 7, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Based on a solid foundation of Universal Design for Learning, this session explores tools from Google Chrome, Drive, and third party apps, used to support reading and writing. This session provides both technical information and curriculum examples–demonstrating matching the right tool to each student in the classroom environment.more.
Melissa Mulvey, Cotting School
Karen Waddill, Director, Cotting Consulting, Cotting School
Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Assistive technology is instrumental in improving the lives of individuals with various functional impairments and disabilities. Discussed is a holistic framework that highlights the strengths and challenges of individuals, available technology, resources, and lifestyle integration considerations when conducting assistive technology assessments. The OCTOPUS Framework presents 7 key considerations when conducting an assessment that are client-centered …more.
Douglene Jackson, Occupational Therapist, University of Miami-Mailman Center for Child Development
Date: November 15, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Play skills are often under-developed in children with disabilities, affecting their participation in a culturally and developmentally significant age appropriate activity. In addition, appropriate toys and games that encourage independent play are often hard to find. This webinar will demonstrate how iPad apps, eye-gaze software and assistive devices can be used to provide play experiences …more.
Dana Cappel, Occupational Therapist, Beit Issie Shapiro
Date: November 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Student agendas and three ring binders are so 1990’s! We don’t look up information in an encyclopedia anymore we Google it! Let’s teach our students how they can do just that with Google tools. In this webinar you will be learning how to structure Google Calendar so that activities/classes can be separated for greater clarity. …more.
Sandi Mahl, Ms., PATINS Project
Date: December 5, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Scanning using one or two switches allows people with severe physical impairments to use a computer or augmentative communication device. Unfortunately, switch use can be challenging, and switch scanning is an inherently slow method of communication. This two-part series describes the tools and principles to: 1) identify challenges a user may be facing with their …more.
Heidi Koester, Koester Performance Research
Date: December 7, 2017 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Do you work with students or young adults who go out to a worksite or supported vocational experience? Learn about the common communication requirements of work in general and explore the process of determining specific language of a variety of job sites. See examples of how you can use what you learn to make picture …more.
Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Cotting School
Date: February 15, 2018 Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone
Do you work with students who struggle to write math concepts and show their work? Whether you work with students who write using SGDs, use keyboarding or dictation, math concepts present a challenge in teaching/supporting math instruction for some students with significant physical disabilities. Explore the principles of UDL, particularly as related to math, and …more.
Melissa Mulvey, Senior Consulting Therapist; Speech-Language Pathologist, Cotting School