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 (brosen@elced.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:

Please Teach Me to Communicate: Expressive Communication Strategies for Students with ASD Part 1, Part 2 Presented by Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP, Educational Autism Consultant and Trainer

 

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

 

Seating and Positioning 3 part series by Karen Kangas found under Acccess or Archived Webinars

 

Free Live April Webinars:

4/11/19 3:30P Communication Matrix: Goal Writing & Implementation Supports Part 2 by Kelly Fonner

4/19/19 11:30A Resources for All Learners: A Guided Tour of myinfinitec.org

5/2/19 3:30P Hot Off the Press - Updates and Changes to the Illinois AT Guidance Manual by Dr. Brian Wojcik

 

5/8/19 3:30P Overview of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual by Dr. Brian Wojcik

 

5/14/19 3:30P Consideration, Provision, & Implementation - IL AT Manual by Dr. Wojcik

 

5/22/19 3:30P AT Program Development and UDL - Illinois AT Manual by Wojcik

 

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!

 

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

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

 

ISBE in Partnership with Infinitec Trainings: Click here to see flyer and schedule a your own training now!

 

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

www.Startnet.org- Northern Region 2 website, and Chicago Region Website, With StarNet, one can attend a variety of trainings related to special education for professionals and families.  Take a look!

App Wheels- A resource of skills and skill categories and the possible apps that could be utilized.

 

PLEASE CONTACT BRANDT ROSEN brosen@elced.org or (224)513-6455 FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES