Access to Math
This training will show participants tools that can be used to assist students with disabilities with mathematical concepts. These tools can be used by all ages from elementary to high school and beyond.
Accessing the Access Guide
Participants will explore and make activities from the LA Access Guide. This site provides educators/parents with a resource for students with significant disabilities who typically require extensive services and support to enable them to access and progress in the general curriculum in the context of inclusive environments. Participants can take what they have adapted and use with their students.
Accessible Instructional Material (AIM)
Do you know how to provide accessible instructional materials (AIM) to your students? Do you know about NIMAS and how to access alternate file formats such as electronic text? This session will provide an overview of the AIMs project for Louisiana and how it affects teachers and school personnel who work with students with disabilities.
Alternatives to Writing
Do you have students that are unable to produce normal handwriting and/or cannot read their own writing because of inadequate reading ability? This session will look at some alternatives that could be used by students to function in situations that require writing. Low – High Tech options will be covered.
AT @ a glance
This is a “playground” to explore AT devices, low tech tools, and software. This is a hands-on opportunity to “try before you buy”. These tools will assist ALL students. The tools are portable and can be setup in a teacher’s lounge, at a meeting, or anywhere to meet your needs.
This training will focus on Laws and Regulations regarding Assistive Technology. Samples of communication devices, equipment, and software will be demonstrated and examples will be given on how to incorporate them into the classroom.
AT Tools for Math
Assistive technology tools for math are designed to help people who struggle with computing, organizing, aligning, and copying math problems down on paper. With the help of visual and/or audio support, users can better set up and calculate basic math problems. This training will demonstrate a continuum of AT solutions available to support math success in the classroom.
AT Tools for Reading
There is a wide range of assistive technology tools available to help individuals who struggle with reading. This training will demonstrate a continuum of AT solutions available to support reading success in the classroom.
AT Tools for Written Communication
This training will provide participants with instruction, demonstration, and hands-on learning opportunities with a wide variety of assistive technology tools and devices designed to address writing challenges. Types of assistive technology tools that will be covered in this training include: a standard word processor, talking word processors, word prediction, outlining/idea development software, portable word processors, and more.
This training will teach participants the new features of Boardmaker 6.0. These features include a symbolate tool, which allows the user to type and the appropriate symbol appears above each word, a movable button tool, drop and drag and align and center tools. This makes creating activities for students a breeze. Participants will have an opportunity to create communication boards, device overlays, schedules, worksheets and adapted books and take it to use with their students.
Free Internet Resources
This training will focus on free resources that will provide support and accessibility to the curriculum.
Fun with Foldables and Pocketmods
Participants will be introduced to paper folding methods from various resources. Foldable manipulatives will be created that address curriculum standards and be able to explore digital templates for foldables and online foldable generators. Participants will create various low tech manipulatives using the FREE Pocketmod generator for students to access curriculum content.
This training will focus on Kurzweil basics which is a scaffold reading, writing, and study skills solution for struggling learners, including ELL students and students with special needs. It enables educators to provide differentiated instruction without having to differentiate the curriculum.
News-2-You is an inexpensive online subscription service that provides a current events newspaper utilizing concise, symbol-supported text. Subscribers are provided with over 180 pages each week, including news, activities, computer games and storybooks, all related to the feature story of the week.
Unique Learning System
Using Ipads in the Classroom
An introduction to FREE or low cost applications for the iPod Touch and iPad to use with students with special needs to enhance the learning experience.
This training can be customized to just cover certain Apps for specific areas such as: communication, math, reading, writing, etc…