Virtual Assistive Technology Training

Registration is open for the February 19 and 26 Virtual TechKnowledgy Webinars.  There is space for 100 participants for each of the sessions.  Registration is free!  Register early to secure your space.

February 19, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm
Making Math and Science Accessible for All – Differentiating Instruction with Low Cost Tools

Presented by Dr. Cynthia Feist and Dr. Tara Jeffs, Assistive Technology Specialists, Loudoun County Public Schools

Designed for educators, AT specialists, and therapists on a shoestring budget, this webcast integrates low to high tech AT into math and science instruction for students with multiple learning preferences and differing abilities, for little or no cost. Learn how to create: accessible math and science resources for differentiated instruction, including: scientific process and math sequence ropes; customized graph paper; graphic organizers; item banks; electronic timers; mini-offices; virtual and physical manipulatives; file folder activities; shoebox work tasks; foldables, interactive lessons and quizzes with voice; adapted books and worksheets; and, templates and tutorials. Adapt and modify curriculum using instructional materials created with Microsoft Office, free interactive online resources including Web 2.0 tools and Internet downloads, and other inexpensive and widely available materials. Walk away from this webinar feeling energized and excited about math and science instruction, and equipped with UDL tools and resources to implement immediately in your learning environment.  This is a pre-recorded webcast with a live question and answer period with the presenters at the end of the session.

February 26, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm and 3:00-4:00 pm
Interactive Whiteboards in the Special Education Classroom?  Definitely a Hands-On Approach
Presented by Suzanne Baur,
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, SECEP

Interactive whiteboards are standard in most regular classrooms these days and should be standard in special education classrooms as well. Coming to the board and physically interacting with the material presented can add another dimension to learning for special education students.  Plus differentiating the material in interactive whiteboard activities is easy to do so everyone in the class can participate. In this session the presenter will show practical suggestions for helping your special education students become comfortable using the interactive whiteboard and demonstrate many activities that have been used successfully in the special education classroom. The presenter will demonstrate activities made in Smart Notebook, Active Inspire, and Interwrite Workspace.  Participants will also: learn to manipulate items on the board; learn about Internet sites to use with interactive whiteboards; explore considerations when designing activities; and, learn differentiation and documentation of student performance.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of this live webinar.