Build the Bridge to Learning-AT to Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across the Curricula! Supporting UDL!

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Full Day Pre-Conference-Hands-On Learning!
Join Us! 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, 11/30/17
Assistive Technology Conference New England, Rhode Island, Register: http://bit.ly/ATCNE2018

Many schools are now implementing BYOD or 1 to 1 programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps, others are using Apple devices or Windows laptops. How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free and low cost (high quality) Apps, tools & AT solutions? Join us for this workshop focusing on ensuring success for all learners using AT tools, features, extensions and apps, as well as free web resources and Windows options. These AT solutions support personalizing education for students, as well as engaging and including all students in a UDL environment. AT tools to support your learners in accessing textbooks, curriculum materials (Handouts/Worksheets), research and study skills & completing assignments using technology. Technologies to support students with LD (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, & difficulties with literacy, math and executive functioning (scheduling, reminders, planning, organization, etc.) will be discussed & explored hands on! You will have a powerful toolkit of resources for fostering & success across all platforms, devices, and subjects! Access to General & Special Education for all students will be explored hands-on! Bring your technology to follow along!

World Usability Day New England, 2017-UCONN! AT, Accessibility, Usability! 11/09/17

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11/09/2017, UConn, Join the Best and Brightest in the field at this Event!
Usability, Accessibility and Assistive Technology allow persons of all abilities and disabilities to engage in learning, employment and enjoying life to the fullest. The #WUDNE2017 event aims to bring together some of the brightest minds in these three fields, for a day of Learning, Professional Development and Networking.
Accessible documents, Website Design and Compliance, User Experience, Universal Design, the latest Assistive Technology for education and employment, as well as accessible design in the home, classroom and community. Experts from these fields will be sharing their expertise through demonstrations and informative workshop sessions!
This event is Sponsored by UConn Center for Students with Disabilities, celebrating 50 years of service to students! Also sponsored by Assistive Technology for Education, ATforED.com, and Forward View Consulting, forwardviewconsulting.com
Visit the Website at https://wudne.org/

REGISTER HERE!

AZTap-Arizona AT Conference-All-Day Pre-Con Workshop, Hands On!

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AzTAP Arizona AT Conference! 7/23/17, Full-Day PreConference Session!

Workshop BApps & AT Across the Curriculum: Supporting Diverse Learners in a UDL Environment with Google and iOS; Presenter, Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP

Build a Bridge to Learning – AT to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula, Supporting UDL! Many schools are now BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and some are “Going Google” with Chromebooks & Google Apps for Education. How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free & low cost (High Quality) Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this hands-on informative workshop focusing on ensuring success for all learners using the tools, features & apps available in Apple’s App Store/Devices and Google’s Chrome Web Store. Support for literacy (Dyslexia/ LD), math, executive function, accessible worksheets/textbooks, as well as support for our learners who are blind/ low vision and those with physical/ motor challenges.
Info: http://bit.ly/AzTAP17
Register by June 23 to take advantage of our Early Bird discount registration fees.
Registration: http://bit.ly/Az17register  

TATN Texas AT Conference-Join us for two workshop sessions!

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Join us in Texas in June for two great workshop sessions at TATN AT Conference! 6/13/17
Apps & AT Across the Curriculum, Engaging and Including Diverse Learners in a UDL Environment!     ( Morning session- All Devices- Google and iOS)

AT & Apps to support Math for Diverse Learners (Afternoon-All Devices!)                                                                                                
Info here: http://www.texasatconference.net/Schedule.htm

Presenter: Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP

Registration Here: http://www.texasatconference.net/Register.htm

Successful Transition to College! Full Day Workshop: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Successful Transition to College! Full Day Workshop: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

Bedford, NH

With Diana Petschauer & Alyssa Marinaccio from AT for Education

Transition from high school to college is a significant and critical time in a student’s life and educational career. This informative, hands-on workshop will inform participants of process, strategies, technology and resources to help ensure that the transition is a successful one! Many students (and parents/ educators) are not aware of the various accommodations provided in college and how to access them. Learn about the different assistive technology & supportive accommodation options for students in high school and college. Free and low-cost/ high quality AT options versus paid AT options will be explored, utilized in group activities and demonstrated. Discuss the importance of self-advocacy and awareness skills, communication with professors and instructors, meeting with counselors, confidentiality, questions and paperwork involved. Learn the difference between high school and post-secondary laws for students with disabilities. We will discuss parent involvement and student independence as an adult, as well as parent and student rights in high school versus college. Knowledge on how to seek accommodations in college including: when to start; what to ask for, who to contact, and what documentation colleges require. Learn about the admission process versus the process for registering with the Disabilities Services Office on campus and how to access and use your accommodations. Information regarding the acquisition of accessible versions of textbooks will also be shared (as this differs from the high school process). Assistive technology and app options will be demonstrated and explored hands on including literacy support, math support, note taking support, executive function support (time management, scheduling and reminders, organization, planning), and support for sensory and physical disabilities, using various devices, tools and platforms. Campus wide resources such as math and writing support and specific tutoring & mentoring resources will be shared. Many resources will be shared for participants to refer back to and use immediately.

First Hand Knowledge and Expertise shared by two experts in the field! Read Bio’s and more information as well as registration Here.

AT & Apps Across the Curriculum-Support Diverse Learners with Google & iOS! Full Day Hands On PD workshop!

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Tues. 5/9/17

8 am – 3 pm

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center best laptops for gaming (SERESC)

Bedford NH 03110

(603) 206-6800

Info and Registration: Registration and Flyer

Who Should Attend:

Special Educators, Educators, Paraprofessionals, Case Managers, Curriculum Coordinators, Student Services Coordinator, Special Education Directors, Counselors, Advisors, Disability Services Personnel, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Parents, College Students, IT Directors, IT staff, Technology Integrators, Media Specialists, Educational Technology Specialists 

 

Free Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop! New England

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FREE Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop!
In the New England Area? Join Diana Petschauer and Kelsey Hall of ATforED in southern NH on April 6, 2017 for the FREE Assistive Technology and Dyslexia Workshop, hosted by NHIDA! (NH Branch of the International Dyslexia Association).
Location: Nashua Community College, Nashua, NH
Time: 6pm-9pm
3 Hours of PD credit available for educators! Free and Open to  the Public including parents, students, professionals, educators and others. AT, accommodations, literacy strategies, IEP goals and advocacy!

For Questions or Info call 603-229-7355 or email contact@nhida.org

Schedule Your AT Summer Camp or UDL Workshop for Staff or Students!

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AT Makes UDL Possible for All Learners!

AT for Education is currently scheduling our UDL and AT Summer camps and Workshops as well as our Evaluation and Training Services for 2017-2018 school year! See examples and information below, as well as on our website: ATforED.com

Interwoven throughout the newly reauthorized version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESSA) are references to an instructional strategy that supporters think has enormous potential for reaching learners with diverse needs…Within the Every Student Succeeds Act, Congress said that states should adhere to principles of Universal Design for Learning throughout teaching and as they develop student assessments. ESSA also says that federal money can be used for technology that supports the strategy!

Universal Design for Learning is for any and ALL students, but how do you include your diverse students and those with disabilities? AT makes UDL possible! Empower your learners to be self-directed and engaged by developing skills and personalizing their learning with the use of AT tools that meet the needs of all learners. Many students and educators don”t even realize the potential and capabilities built-into the devices they already have!

After first issuing 1:1 iPads, laptops and Chromebooks, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support diverse learners on all devices, across curriculum and instruction, using free and low cost  Apps &  AT solutions?
Our UDL and AT summer camps and workshops are hands-on and developed to meet the specific needs of your staff or students, we present in a UDL fashion, everyone is engaged and included! You choose one full day, 3 days, or a week!
Some Examples of What We Offer:

  • Building a Bridge to Learning- How to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula!
  • Chrome as AT-Google Chrome to Support UDL and Personalized Learning, Support for Diverse Learners!
  • Apps & AT Across the Curriculum-Engaging & Including Diverse Learners in a UDL Environment, Google & iOS!
  • UDL 101- Access, Engage, Express! Building the Learner Profile and Backpack!
  • Apps and AT to Support Literacy, Language Development, and AAC! 
  • Supporting Students with Dyslexia: AT, Accommodations & Literacy Strategies.
  • Successful Transition to College: AT, Accommodations & Advocacy!
  • AT and Apps to Support your Blind and Low Vision Learners-Access to ALL Content and Learning tools!
  • Support Literacy, Access, Executive Function, Math, Physical & Sensory Support, Access to Accessible Worksheets, handouts, textbooks, and More!

Contact AT for Education today to discuss your needs and schedule your professional development or technology camp!

Our Consultants are certified and nationally renowned professionals who travel nationally to provide AT and UDL services.

Information about individual AT Assessments and Evaluations can be found on our website: ATforED.com

 

 

How to Engage and Include Diverse Learners on All Devices Across Curricula

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Creating A Bridge To Learning For ALL: Accessing Curriculum & Content With Universal Design For Learning And Assistive Technology!  Looking forward to presenting/ facilitating this engaging, hands-on workshop at FETC in Orlando in January, with Luis Perez, @eyeonaxs,  as part of the Special Education track! Hope to see you at the Future of Education Technology Conference this winter for professional development and networking! Register Today! 1/24-1/27/17  http://bit.ly/FETC16_PandP

Also Check out our second session: Touch as a Way of Seeing! REDUCE barriers, UDL, AT, ALL learners-including blind and low vision! http://bit.ly/FETC17AT   

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Modern mobile phone in office connecting tech devices around the world together