TTAC Book Study Week 2


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This is the presentation from the book study group that took place on 2/17/11.

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TTAC Book Study Week 2

  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. Today’s Topics y• Professional Development• Conducting Consultations C d ti C lt ti• Making Recommendations• Most Frequently Used Recommendations KWL activity – write down at least ONE thing about these topics (under the K and W only) Share with your neighbors at your table Free Powerpoint Templates Page 2
  3. 3. Professional Development• What is that calendar thing? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 3
  4. 4. Professional Development• Activity (10-15 minutes) – (10 15 – You’re a team. What do the educators in your school district need to know to improve student performance without making their jobs more difficult? • Create a list of professional development topics Free Powerpoint Templates Page 4
  5. 5. Common Themes/Topics• Exposure to Low-Tech strategies Low Tech strategies.• Freeware, Shareware, what is already available• UDL –• Using tools already available (MS Office, Boardmaker, etc)• AIM-Virginia & (Accessible Materials))• Switch use forFree Powerpoint Templates Smartboard - Page 5
  6. 6. Professional Development1.1 Vast majority of PD workshops are for ALL Educators – This is good for all and gets the team “out there (Publicity Baby!) out there”2. Plant yourself in specialized team meetings and/or do workshops for specialized groups (SLPs, Autism, ID, etc.) NOTE: Whenever possible, NOTE Wh ibl include administrators. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Let’s All Go to the Movies!• DVDs• Screen Capture Videos –P tS Prnt Scrn – Jing –• Video on the Internet Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Multi-Modal PD• Face to Face• Calendar• DVDs• Podcast on CD• Website – (• Online Learning & Communities (ex Moodle) (ex.• Google Docs as follow-up Free Powerpoint Templates Page 8
  9. 9. Poor Man’s Active Vote (You asked for it in your KWL responses)• Uh – oh we don’t have oh, don t time to show you all of these. So, these So which do you want to see? Let’s vote!• Let’s make a “poor man’s” Let s poor man s active vote. Follow Sally’s instructions to make one one. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 9
  10. 10. The Great Eight (Links to resources at the end of this presentation)1. High-Contrast in Word2. PhotoAlbum Feature of PowerPoint ( (Show Google Docs here too) g )3. Visual Schedules (Linear and Amorphous)4.4 Text to Speech5. Social “Situation” Stories6. Sound Record Feature of MS Word*7. Graphic Organizers (paper, software, Internet)8. Pacing Boards (Communication strategy) Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Consultations• Once upon a time… We used to only do evaluations• CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS• WE are your colleagues (who don’t necessarily work in y y your building) g) » Is this RTI, Child Study (Is funding going into RTI? What is the relationship between RTI and AT?) » How can the AT Team support ALL Students (even if not in special education)? » AT/UDL funding options only Sp Ed? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. Consultations: Outcomes/Follow-up• Always have at least one thing to t b f thi t try before you leave l a consultation. Recommendations can ONLY be for what is already available in the educational environment. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 12
  13. 13. Consultations: Outcomes/Follow-up• Follow-up with an e-mail summarizing your meeting – Good for your record keeping – Chart this for justification j purposes Evaluation as an outcome. What if the student needs more than what is already available? Free Powerpoint Templates Page 13
  14. 14. Pick an envelope!• Activity – Everyone gets a scenario (case study). Get up and find your scenario in the room room.• With the other people in your new group, develop a list of recommendations for this student (10-15 minutes) Free Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. Let’s Share!• Share your person and the recommendations you came up with: – Molly – Alex – Ms. Teacher –HHoward (L t’ l k at d (Let’s look t your homework!) ( (htt //bit l /tt tf ) http://tinyurl com/SLfunpractical Free Powerpoint Templates Page 15
  16. 16. Homework!• Go to Google Doc –• Click on the “Math Resources” tab. Share at least one tool/strategy tool/strategy.• Click on the “Communication” tab. Share at least one tool/strategy. tl t t l/ t t Remember t put R b to t your initials after your strategy strategy. Free Powerpoint Templates Page 16
  17. 17. Next time…• Conducting Individual Evaluations• Conducting Classroom Evaluations• Dissecting a R Di ti Report t• Summertime! Free Powerpoint Templates Page 17
  18. 18. High Contrast in Word g• Tutorial – http://bit ly/highcontrasttutorial• P d Podcast – htt //bit l /53 di hi h t t t• Blog -• Video - Free Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  19. 19. PhotoAlbum Feature of PowerPoint• Tutorial -• Podcast -• Blog -• Video -• Implementation Ideas – Free Powerpoint Templates Page 19
  20. 20. Visual Schedules• Linear - – Blog: – P d Podcast: htt //bit l / 17li t i l h d l di• Amorphous – – Blog: – Podcast: Free Powerpoint Templates Page 20
  21. 21. Text-to-Speech• – – Blog: – Podcast: – Video:• - – Bl Blog: htt //bit l / 48 – Podcast: – Vid Video: htt //bit l / id Free Powerpoint Templates Page 21
  22. 22. Social Situation Stories• p p y••• resources2.jsp?pageId=2161392240601226415747290 Free Powerpoint Templates Page 22
  23. 23. Sound Record in MS Word• http://bit ly/recaudword•• Bl and podcast htt //bit l / Blog d d t I Free Powerpoint Templates Page 23
  24. 24. Graphic Organizers g••• https://bubbl us/• Blog and podcast: Free Powerpoint Templates Page 24
  25. 25. Pacing Board g• http://cmsweb1 loudoun k12 va us/509100 68152053/lib/50910068152053/Keeping% 20Pace%207MB.wmv 20Pace%207MB wmv• -board/ board/ Free Powerpoint Templates Page 25
  26. 26. 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 26