Being Your Best on a Limited Budget:Collaborative Professional Development Sally Norton-Darr, MS CCC-SLP Christopher R. Bugaj, MS CCC-SLP
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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.
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