ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL/MAY/SUMMER 2019
Click here to view our newsletter on our ELC Assistive Technology Website. Cheat sheets and training videos are available for iPad Accessibility Features, Boardmaker Online and other apps/software.
Boardmaker Online Update: Pre-made resources and lessons for Social Studies, Reading, Writing, and Core Vocab/Language/Communication available on Boardmaker Online via Boardmaker Expedition Education, Boardmaker Book Bridge, and Core First Learning lessons available. Click on the "Curriculum" tab to access these resources. You will have to sign in with a valid Boardmaker Online account to access these resources.
Infinitec is an Special Education and Assistive Technology Initiative that provides webinars, workshops, resources and other services to member districts. Their website not only includes a calendar of events of one day webinars and workshops, but also free archived webinars of a variety of topics for staff with any level of knowledge. Please contact Brandt Rosen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information of what Infinitec has to offer. Click here to register for a free account. For ELC member district staff and parents ONLY. When signing up, under "District/coop," be sure to type in the "Exceptional Learners' Collaborative." With an account, you can access educational resources, live webinars, and archived training videos for a variety of tools and topics. Please visit the MyInfinitec Online Classroom for archived webinars and earn CEUs.
Featured Archived Webinars:
Using Google Slides to Create Visual Supports Presented by Lynda Hartman, M.A., M.L.S. Educator Consultant, Google Certified Educator
Full STEAM Ahead! STEAM Curriculum for Students with Significant Disabilities Presented by Joan Obial
Free Live April Webinars:
PAY FOR INFINITEC SPONSORED WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES
None scheduled by Infinitec at this time
FREE ISBE SPONSORED WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCE
May 10th 8:30-3:15 Practitioner’s Conference @Harper College Palatine, IL (Brandt is one of the presenters!) Educators, SLPs, OTs, PTs from the Northern Region of Illinois will share their implementation of best practice in a variety of areas from Core Vocabulary to Writing to UDL to Google tools and more!
6/19/19 and 6/20/19 8:00-4:00 ISBE TECH CAMP-Technology For Reluctant Writers w/Cheryl Boucher & Kathy Oehler (teams of 2-4 people are required) Free and Lunch is Provided
FUN APPS, SOFTWARE OR RESOURCES:
Infinitec Resource Section of Website- access printable and online resources for a variety of subjects and areas of special education/assistive technology
App Wheels- A resource of skills and skill categories and the possible apps that could be utilized.
PLEASE CONTACT BRANDT ROSEN email@example.com or (224)513-6455 FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES