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Idaho CEC Low Budget Professional Development

Idaho CEC Low Budget Professional Development



This is the slideshow for a breakout session at the Idaho Council for Exceptional Children Conference 2012.

This is the slideshow for a breakout session at the Idaho Council for Exceptional Children Conference 2012.



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    • Being Your Best on a Limited Budget:Collaborative Professional Development Sally Norton-Darr, MS CCC-SLP Christopher R. Bugaj, MS CCC-SLP
    • Contact Us! Sally Norton-Darr ◦ snortondarr@yahoo.com Christopher Bugaj ◦ attipscast@gmail.com ◦ @attipscast via Twitter ◦ www.tinyurl.com/attipscast ◦ www.attipscast.wordpress.com For More Info: Facebook Site: http://iste.org/chewat http://bit.ly/atbookfb Download a PDF of this entire presentation at http://slideshare.net/attipscast
    • Social Bookmarking
    • OurAT Team… had three problems.
    • Too App-alanche! Many GoodResources!Stuff we FOUND and CREATED
    • How toshare thesewith educators?
    • Do we want our website to be dynamic or static? Some team members want one way,Other team members want it the other way.
    • Solution: Social Bookmarking! It’s a SNAP!www.commoncraft.com/video/social-bookmarking
    • Show Them! Show Them! ShowThem! Show Them! Show Them!Show Them! Show Them! ShowThem! Show Them! Show Them! Show Them! Show Them!
    • Use the toolbar Give it a title,description, & tags Save to a library or group
    • Tagging Search for TAGS
    • Other Points Shared Login vs. Individual Logins Private (Internal) vs. Public (Open) Library vs. Groups Highlighter & Sticky Note Tools Subscribe via RSS There’s an app! Delicious.com is an alternative
    • SolutionsNow we can search all shared resources.Now we can share LISTS(tags) of resources withcommunity & educators. http://bit.ly/idahocecbookmarksWe have both a static anda dynamic web site.
    • http://bit.ly/lcpsatdiigogroup www.diigo.com/user/attipscast
    • Which is simpler and morememorable?
    • This….http://attipscast.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/episode-68-at-smackdown-atia-2011-orlando/
    • Or this…. http://bit.ly/atsmackdown
    • Bit.ly Free Create memorable URLS Gather metricsNOT NECESSARILY SHORTER, JUST MORE MEMORABLE!
    • Capitalization Counts!http://bit.ly/nlsitunes This Does NOT Work ThisWorks http://bit.ly/NLSiTunes
    • Multimodal PD Videos (PACER example) ◦ AT Minutes- www.youtube.com/pacercenter Podcasts: A.T.TIPScast & Edceptional RSS (How to subscribe in Google Reader)
    • DuplicateYourself!!!
    • The Theater5 minute faculty meeting tipsFace-to-Face Workshops  Customized by school needsWebsite (www.lcps.org/at)  Handpicked resources  FAQs  Training VideosStrategy-A-Day Calendar  One strategy a day, rip-off calendar 23
    • The Home Theater AT Tonight DVDsTeachers check outthe DVD, watchthe videos, answerquestions andreturn to get staffdevelopmentcredit. 24
    • Podcasts on CD as PD WorkshopsBurn podcasts onto CDs to play in the car!Try it with the A.T.TIPSCAST - 13 Volumes completed - Download the question booklets from the "Free PD Kits" link - Distribute to participantsThree big problems addressed!1. Time (we all commute)2. Technology competency3. No need for Internet at home
    • Follow-up Activities Discuss what you’ve learned! Create a product!
    • Training by Community BuildingWhen training on a specific tool that is notavailable to general educators (for example, aspecific AAC device)form communitiesof educators whoare working withstudents who areusing these devices.
    • Establish a Personal Learning Network PLN – Your own community of individuals you go to when you need support Methods- ◦ Facebook (Groups – Open & Private) ◦ Twitter ◦ Moodle (or Blackboard?) ◦ Blog ◦ Google Plus ◦ LinkedIn ◦ Happy Hours 
    • Part of a Larger Community QIAT LISTSERV - http://bit.ly/joinqiat http://bit.ly/idahoclearinghouse Existing social networking groups ◦ Assistive Technnology on Facebook Raise awareness by presenting at conferences ◦ ATIA, CTG, TechKnowledgy, Idaho CEC, etc. ◦ Many strategies overlap – so they aren’t just for your students