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Learn more about assistive technology and connect with other educational professionals during our Lunch & Learn quarterly online trainings. In these sessions, we cover a wide variety of assistive technology topics such as AT resources, software, equipment, and more.  After each hour long session, take the online survey to receive a certificate for 1 CEU. Best of all, these trainings are completely free!

Dec 7, 2017 12:00 PM CST

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Dates

Sept. 20, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm “The Write Resources for Students with High Incidence Disabilities”

This Lunch & Learn will focus on AT to improve written expression (organization, vocabulary, planning), writing conventions (syntax, spelling, editing), and production of text (handwriting, keyboarding) for students with high incidence disabilities. Click here to join.

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Sept. 27, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm “Scheduling 101: Fitting It All In”

A review of the importance of using classroom schedules and individual student schedules, how to create them and how to use them to teach a variety of skills. Click here to join.

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm “Visual Supports: The Big Picture” – Cancelled

Many of our students, especially those with ASD, learn best using visual supports instead of auditory input. Seeing it, rather than saying it, helps our students retain and process information. This presentation will help sort out the why, the how and give examples of visual supports you can use in the classroom. Click here to join.

Nov. 15, 2018 “The Write Resources for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities”

This Lunch & Learn will focus on AT to improve written expression (organization, vocabulary, planning), writing conventions (syntax, spelling, editing), and production of text (handwriting, keyboarding) for students with low incidence disabilities. Alternatives to manual handwriting will also be explored. Click here to join.

Feb. 7, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm “More than the Birds & the Bees: Teaching Healthy Relationships & SexualityEducation”

Join us for an overview of how to teach healthy relationship and sexuality education skills. Learn the most important concepts to teach and how to teach difficult topics. Helpful resources will be shared. Click here to join.

Feb. 21, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm “Documenting Assistive Technology in the IEP”

IDEA does not specify how or where AT is to be included in the IEP. It is important to clearly document the AT devices and services that will be provided so that any team member who is implementing the IEP can clearly understand what AT is required as well as when, where, and the purpose for which it is to be used. Click here to join.

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Apr. 4, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm “Psycho-Educational Evaluations: What do all These Numbers Mean?”

Explaining results from psycho-educational evaluations to parents (What do all these numbers mean to my child?) Explaining how IQ and Achievement scores are used to help teachers better understand and plan placement and programming for students. Click here to join.

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Apr. 25, 2019 12:00-1:00 pm “The Story Box as Universal Design”

This hour will review the principles of UDL and the use of the story box literacy strategy for emergent literacy learners and young students with complex learning needs.  Access to the literacy and language curriculum and time in the regular classroom for students with multiple disabilities is often severely limited by narrowly focused curriculum combined with a wide range of needs and a lack of adaptations.  We will review the principles of UDL and apply them to the story box strategy for emergent literacy student.  Click HERE to join

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