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This is the presentation used during the 1/20/11 TTAC book study for "The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools" -

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  1. 1. The Practical and Fun Guide to Assistive Technology i Public A i ti T h l in P bli Schools Christopher R. Bugaj Sally Norton-Darr Free Powerpoint Templates Page 1
  2. 2. Is AT your primary responsibility? YES 1 NO 2 Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Do you conduct AT evaluations? NO YES 1 2 Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Do you serve as a member of IEP teams? NO YES 1 2 Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Getting to know you!• Name tent• KWL activity – write down ONE thing about building an AT Team (under the K and W only)• Sh Share with your neighbors at your t bl ith i hb t table Free Powerpoint Templates Page 5
  6. 6. How Do You Write Assistive Technology Into a IEP?• You’ve finished considering You’ve You ve considering…You ve found a tool or tool(s). How do you write it in? Where does it go?• Student is taking a multiple choice test. They require only 3 choices rather than 4 4. Is this Assistive Technology?• Do you write it in the goals? y g Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. UDL is the practice of embedding flexible strategies intothe curriculum during the planning process so that ALL students can access a variety of learning solutions. y g Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Universal design for learning (UDL) is a frameworkfor removing barriers by anticipating the needs of allstudents. Free ©HIAT/MCPS/2007 Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. UDL principles… Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Short Video Explaining UDL: http://bit ly/udlexplained Multiple Means of Representation R pr s nt ti n Multiple Means of ExpressionMULTIPLE MEANS OF ENGAGEMENT Free Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. Who You Gonna Call?• Who is there to help you make decisions about technology for ALL students?• Your table is now a team- Take 10 minutes t come up with th f ll i i t to ith the following: • Logo (Draw it) • Sl Slogan • Cool, Hip Team Name Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. Why Do You Need A Team? y• Sell yourself!Chris and Sally are administrators – tell us why you need an AT Team. TeamGo! Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. The Pitches• For the kids & save money in the long run!• Share knowledge with teachers/save time• Help keep focus on what the child needs (demystify the technology)• AT Team can help collect data on test scores scores.• Increase compliance, decrease liability• Professional Development/training for others p g (Get the word out)• Facilitate transitions• Regular sharing success stories using inexpensive solutions Free Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. Reason To Have An AT Team • Help make decisions about tech to implement (district and student levels) • Promote UDL • Provide training on technology • Keep current with technology • Improve AYP (NCLB) • Save Money / Spend Wisely • Save time Not wasting time on strategies that don’t work. don t work Free Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  16. 16. Choosing Teammates• Things to consider – Hardworking is better than multidisciplinary – You need a Leader Free Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  17. 17. Your Grand Daddy Master y To Do List• Every team (even a team of one) is going to be a bit different with varying priorities. • Developing/writing policies (Should work in as many scenarios as possible) • Inventory (purchasing, maintaining tracking) – (purchasing maintaining, Google Docs? • Meetings g • Data Storage & Sharing ( • Team Professional Development (Conferences) • Collecting data to prove your worth Free Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  18. 18. What Data Should Be Collected? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  19. 19. Building & Promoting g g• Be fun and stay positive (approachable)• You’ve pitched a team, collected data and your team has been sanctioned/officially created. What now? “NEVER SAY NO” Free Powerpoint Templates Page 19
  20. 20. Homework!• Go to Google Doc – http://bit ly/ttacatfun• Click on the “Handwriting & Composition” tab.• Follow the on-screen instructions. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 20
  21. 21. Where Can I Find This Presentation?• This entire presentation is available at … Free Powerpoint Templates Page 21
  22. 22. Jeopardy Review y Free Powerpoint Templates Page 22
  23. 23. References• Bugaj, C.R. & Norton-Darr, S. (2010). The practical and fun guide to assistive technology in publics schools: building or improving your district’s AT team. Washington, D.C.: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Free Powerpoint Templates Page 23
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