ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019

 

Click here to view our newsletter on our ELC Assistive Technology Website. Cheat sheets and training videos are available for 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.

 

Free February Webinars:

Resources for All Learners:  A Guided Tour of myinfinitec.org

By Jenn Skalitzky, Assistive Technology Facilitator, Infinitec

-February 4th - 11:30-12:30 - Click here to register

 

Communication in the Context of Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Christi Carnahan & Pamela Williamson, Autism Consultants & Educators  

-February 6th - 3:30-4:30 Click here to register

 

Seating & Positioning Part 2 - Implementation Strategies & Their Underlying Concepts (Recorded) (Beginner/Intermediate)

By Karen Kangas, Occupational Therapist, Seating Specialist & National Speaker

-February 7th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Teaching Switch Progression-Extending Influence & Control (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Ian Bean, Assistive Technology Specialist & Consultant, SENICT

-February 11th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Teaching Switch Progression-Moving On & Making Choices (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Ian Bean, Assistive Technology Specialist & Consultant, SENICT

-February 12th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Hot Off the Press! Updates & Changes to the Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual (Recorded) (Beginner/Intermediate)

By Presented by Brian W. Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

-February 13th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Teaching Switch Progression- The Curriculum & Beyond (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Ian Bean, Assistive Technology Specialist & Consultant, SENICT

-February 14th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Apps for Emergent Math (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Mark Coppin, Assistive Technology Specialist & National Speaker

-February 20th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

Seating & Positioning Part 3 - Let's Get to Work! The Journey Required (Recorded)(Beginner/Intermediate)

By Karen Kangas, Occupational Therapist, Seating Specialist & National Speaker

-February 21st - 3:30-4:30 -Click here to register

 

Overview of the Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual (Recorded) (Beginner/Intermediate)

By Presented by Brian W. Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

-February 27th - 3:30-4:30 - Click here to register

 

 PAY FOR INFINITEC SPONSORED WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

2/12/19 Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Autism w/Emily Rubin (click here to register)

 

2/26/19 IL- BEYOND 90/90/90: Develop & Support Seating & Positioning w/Karen Kangas (click here to register)

 

FREE ISBE SPONSORED WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES:

 3/5/19  Evidence-Based Practice Support with AUTISM w/Kristine Bretl

 

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

 

FUN APPS, SOFTWARE OR RESOURCES:

  1. Infinitec Resource Section of Website- access printable and online resources for a variety of subjects and areas of special education/assistive technology

  2. 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!

  3. 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