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Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it
Webinar - 05/16/18
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Event Summary: This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER's Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child's life to enhance learning and creativity.
Documents: PDF icon AT-Handout.pdf
I Can Read That! AT Supports for Struggling Readers
Webinar - 05/15/18
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Event Summary: In this session, participants learn how to use the built in accessibility supports in their mobile devices to support struggling readers, a free screen reader,  as well as how to adjust settings in three library apps; Google Play Books, Kindle App, and Libby/Overdrive so that readers can confidently say, “I can read that!”
Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention
Webinar - 05/03/18
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Event Summary: Managing one’s focus and attention can be challenging for students of all ages, and yet often crucial for academic success. This webinar with Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions.
Assistive Technology Trends
Webinar - 04/19/18
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Event Summary: Stephen Hawking said "the future is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities."  But what are those possibilities, you ask?  Well, as technology becomes more ubiquitous and readily available for everyone to purchase, Kirk Behnke explores some of the current and future general technology application trends that could be considered assistive technology.
Creative Technology for Inclusion and Engagement
Webinar - 04/12/18
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Event Summary: In this presentation, John O'Sullivan explores creative technology to help struggling learners better access the curriculum and engage in the learning process. You will learn about how to include students in art, and music with technology and engage students with various disabilities.
AT and the IEP
Webinar - 03/29/18
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Event Summary: Are you a parent or family member of a child with an IEP? Do you work with students with disabilities and their families? This family-oriented webinar with Lisa Lightner will provide valuable ideas on how to advocate for assistive technology devices and services designed to help students be successful at school.
Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review
Webinar - 03/22/18
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Event Summary: This CTD event with Tara Bruss and Sarah Giffen-Hunter of the PACER center is the second of a 3-part series focusing on study skills. This event covers how learning can be enhanced with tools that engage us with information in a multisensory manner, a combination of 2 or more senses such as visual, auditory, vestibular (movement), or tactile (kinesthetic). The presentation will also cover resources for research, homework help, and supplementary learning through online courses.