NEW Virtual Assistive Technology (AT) Workshop for Teachers
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP DESIGNED FOR?
Special Education teachers who support high incidence students with mild moderate needs (e.g. RSP, SAI and Special Day Class).
6 weekly, 2 hour sessions. District to select times for meetings.
Ten (10) participants per group. If district has more than 10 multiple groups can be arranged.
UNLEASH THE POWER OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR STUDENTS ON YOUR CASELOAD.
Learn AT strategies for determining your students’ needs in reading, writing, and math.
Practice using basic AT tools, with demonstration and support.
Write AT into the IEP, like other accommodations.
WHY IS THIS WORTH MY TIME? (I’M ALREADY SO CRAZED!)
Do you wish your students could be more successful? How many are reading 2 or more years below grade level by? Are your students struggling with written output (spelling, vocabulary and organization)?
Be the hero you are! Yes, it takes time to learn to use these tools (I’ll help you with shortcuts).
You and your students will be amazed at what a difference they make.
Apply what you learn immediately.
HOW CAN I FIT THIS WORKSHOP INTO MY SCHEDULE?
The virtual format is designed for your busy schedule. We will meet webinar style, 2 hours a week via zoom.
I’ll show you how to use tools, what their benefits are and how to determine if they are appropriate for your students.
Time saving techniques to motivate your students to practice new tools will make your heart sing!
Support for your overloaded brain: time saving resources, quick cards and short videos have been developed for you to use & keep.
NOT JUST ANOTHER WORKSHOP!
In person or virtually, use the skills you learn immediately, with your own students.
Feel confident your students are getting access to the curriculum:
· Determine the gap between student performance with and without AT accommodations
· Match AT tools with curriculum needs
· Improve access to grade level text with tools such as; text to speech, text leveling, vocabulary support and translation.
· Increase written output and support spelling with tools such as; word prediction, vocabulary support, digital graphic organizers and speech to text.
· Utilize free resources for digital text
Yes, even virtually, work with other teachers
Attendance is limited to 10 teachers making interaction a joy. Our group size allows us to have some fun!
You’ll be able to show each other your favorite ideas and share what works with our group.
Contact Dr. Simmons to learn how this content can be customized to your district, teachers, AT tools and policies.