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AASL 2011 - Project ENABLE


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AASL 2011 - Project ENABLE

  1. 1. AASL 2011Minneapolis, MN
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  3. 3. , Director, Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System , Doctoral Student, Special Education, Syracuse University , Associate Professor, Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation , Librarian, Boston Public Schools , High School English Teacher, Jamesville-Dewitt , Director of Library Services, New York City Department of Education , Education Technology IntegrationSpecialist, Syracuse City School District
  4. 4. Report having a low level ofknowledge about how to use school libraryprograms and servicesto serve students with disabilities. Renee Franklin Hill, (2011), Strengths & Opportunities: School Librarians Serving Students with Special Needs in Central NY State.
  5. 5. Are unaware of methods they can use tomake modifications to thephysical library space and instructional delivery so that students with disabilities are served effectively. Renee Franklin Hill, (2011), Strengths & Opportunities: School Librarians Serving Students with Special Needs in Central NY State.
  6. 6. Are unaware of the process for creatingindividualized education plans (IEPs) and how they can contribute to these documents. Renee Franklin Hill, (2011), Strengths & Opportunities: School Librarians Serving Students with Special Needs in Central NY State.
  7. 7. Three 5-day summer 2011 workshops foreducator teams from NYS, held atSyracuse University.Develop/test freely accessible trainingWeb site that covers content fromworkshops (and more).Launch/market Web sitenationwide.
  8. 8. Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3Teams of educators joined us from all over New York.
  9. 9. • School Library System Directors• Superintendents• & Principals
  10. 10. Leadership Use of technology Communication and public speaking skillsAwareness of the importance of providing services tostudents with disabilities
  11. 11. 42 teams 100 individuals3 weeks 36 SLSs
  12. 12. • Disability types/characteristics• School disability laws and policies• Universal Design• Universal Design for Learning
  13. 13. Video Retrieved from: by: MsBPasek
  14. 14. 7654 Pretest3 Posttest21 Knowledge of Types of Knowledge of Disabilities Characteristics Associated with Disabilities
  15. 15. The law provides guidance to teacher librarians, as well asgeneral and special educators, regarding their roles indelivering instruction and assistance to students withdisabilities. Areas of responsibility include creating anaccessible environment, providing individualized andvaluable learning opportunities, ensuring effectivecommunication and the equal opportunity to benefit fromschool programs and services, and increasingly, facilitatingthe use of and access to information technology.
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  17. 17. Universal Design Principles Image Retrieved From:
  18. 18. Universal Design for Learning Guidelines Image Retrieved From:
  19. 19. • School library accessibility • Strategies for modifying the school library environment • Awareness & use of assistive technology• Action plans
  20. 20. Adaptive Equipment Low-tech ◦ built up pencil  HigherTech ◦ light switch “Environmental extender Controls” ◦ Switch-operated tape recorder ◦ Page turners ◦ Adapted toys Adaptive Equipment from the Adapted PowerPoint of M. Scherer
  21. 21. 7654 Pretest3 Posttest21 Assessing Assistive Using Assistive Technology Needs Technology with Students
  22. 22. The library accessibilityaction plan is a templateto be used for creatingyour accessible libraryvision, for identifyingrelevant "environmental”factors that impact yourvision, and for developingappropriate strategicsteps to actualize yourvision. Adapted from UDL Action Plan, CAST, Inc. 2001 --
  23. 23. • Modifications to library programs/services • Awareness of: range of programs & services; appropriate modifications to ensure access• Skills for the 21st Century learner• Lesson planning
  24. 24. Develop awareness of appropriate modifications to ensure meaningful access tolibrary programs and services for all students.
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  26. 26. AASL Standards for the 21st Century LearnerImage Retrieved From:
  27. 27. Video Retrieved from: Uploaded by: bjnesbitt
  28. 28. Prepare a two-unit lesson plan forteaching this fall that includes two ormore 21st Centuryindicators, modifications for the givendisability, a motivation or managementstrategy, and identifies roles andcontributions of each team member.
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  30. 30. • Motivation & management• IEP awareness• Online resource selection & creation
  31. 31. 1. Increase awareness of motivational techniques that can be applied with diverse K-12 learner groups for the acquisition of information literacy skills.2. Improve working knowledge of motivation strategies that are effective for behavior management of diverse groups of students.
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  33. 33. • Elements of an IEP• Process for IEP development• Role of classroom teachers in IEP development • Potential for input from school librarians in IEP development
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  35. 35. Enhance working knowledge of accessibility issues and available tools for selecting and creating online resources. - Online Resource Selection/CreationGuidelinesResources and Tools - Resources for Accessibility in theLibraryWeb Accessibility - Evaluating Internet-Based Resourcesfor Accessibility
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  38. 38. • Collaboration strategies• Workshop participant expectations
  39. 39. • Knowledge of practical strategies to facilitate or improve collaboration
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  41. 41. • Wiki entries• Instructional delivery • Two trainings of key project content/skills
  42. 42. 7 Pretest Posttest654321 Training others in the Training others in the Adapting my effective use of AT for effective use of instructional students with incorporating strategies to address disabilities accommodations in the needs of students the classroom/library with disabilities
  43. 43. 7654 Pretest3 Posttest21 School Librarians General Special Educators Educators