Creating a District Action Plan
Kirk D. Behnke, M.Ed., ATP
Kern Co staff and volunteers
This session is a "roll up your sleeves" type of
workshop. You will be expected to work with your
district team and leaders to explore your areas of
need around assistive technology (matrix of Quality
Indicators on Assistive Technology - QIAT), identify
areas of improvement, and build a team action plan
to incorporate your ideas you have gained during
your one day training.
Kirk will lead a team of local AT personnel to facilitate
and support your action plan.
Reference: Quality indicators in Assistive Technology
Available at www.QIAT.org
To guide the provision of quality Assistive
Technology services to improve educational
achievement of students with disabilities.
QIAT as Guidelines
• Consistent, clearly understood
descriptions of quality AT services
• A systematic way of
planning, developing, and delivering AT
devices and services
1. AT implementation proceeds according
to a collaboratively developed plan.
AT is integrated into the curriculum and
daily activities of the student across
Persons supporting the student across
all environments in which the AT is
expected to be used share
responsibility for implementation of
Persons supporting the student provide
opportunities for the student to use a
variety of strategies–including AT–and
to learn which strategies are most
effective for particular circumstances
5. Learning opportunities for the student,
family and staff are an integral part of
6. AT implementation is initially based on
assessment data and is adjusted based
on performance data.
7. AT implementation includes
management and maintenance of
equipment and materials.
Simple Action Plan
What do you plan
Who needs to be
on the team?
When do you
expect to show
What types of