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Transition: Student Led IEPs

Presented by Laura Owens Ph.D., CESP, Professor, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, President, TransCen

Curriculum and Strategies, Tech Tools for Differentiation: Let's Talk About Designing Instruction for Contemporary Classrooms

Presented by Chris Bugaj, Specialized Instructional Facilitator for Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, VA

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Educational Enrichment Activities: Holt Interactive Graphic Organizer

These graphic organizers are in PDF format that can be downloaded and filled out digitally...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Holt Interactive Graphic Organizer

These graphic organizers are in PDF format that can be downloaded and filled out digitally...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

Educational Enrichment Activities: Check123 - Video Encyclopedia

Find over 20,000 short videos to increase background knowledge in the areas of science, th...

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Newly added for Schools:

*Student Discipline Alternatives found under Commonly Required
*Student Led IEPs found under Transition
*Student Attendance and Engagement
found under Commonly Required
*Putting the Pro in Paraprofessionals 3-Part Series
found under KS Trainings:
(1) Building Relationships
(2) Understanding How We Work Together
(3) Growing Your Craft and Team

 

Newly added for Social Services:

*Aging with IDD: Building Relationships and Rapport with Seniors
found under the Aging wtih IDD resource category

Chromebook Accessibility and Learning Tools
February 11, 2019, 4:18 PM GMT

child using chromebookThis Chromebook Accessibility and Learning Tools "poster" from CALL Scotland features finding and turning on accessibility features on a Chromebook, listening to spoken text aloud, voice typing, magnification tool, Chrome Vox and mouse options including dwell clicking. 

MN Joint Hearing Reports Stats from NAMI on Mental Health
January 30, 2019, 10:17 PM GMT

The House Education Finance and Policy Committees held a joint hearing on 1/29/19 and opened with a presentation from NAMI. Highlights include data that 50% of student mental health issues begin before age 14, 20% of students age 14-18 will live with a mental health issue, 1 in 5 students had a symptom of depression in the last two weeks and suicide is now the second leading cause of death in people aged 10-34. Read more or watch the hearing video. 

Beginning Communicators: Learning Through Touch Cues
January 28, 2019, 6:53 PM GMT

2 little girls one putting hand on shoulder of girl in wheelchairHere's an interesting idea originally developed for students who are deaf or blind, but definitely has application for the beginning communicator.  It's the use of simple tactile cues selected for an individual learner that are used to precede an activity. Check out Carole Zangari's post from January 28 on the PrAACtical AAC website.

Executive Function App Wheel
January 17, 2019, 9:11 PM GMT

4 concentric circles with skill, issues, app categories and links to specific apps This wheel provides a sampling of apps available for 8 skill areas for students with executive functioning concerns.  Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing and sharing this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology under resources.

Attention MN Social Workers
February 11, 2019, 3:59 PM GMT

block letters spelling out the word ethicsThe 2-part ethics webinars  "How to lead ethically in a demanding environment; it isn't easy!" by Jerry W. Robicheau of Concordia U. is approved for your ethics licensure requirement. If you missed these webinars, they will be available on the website again from March 18 through March 31 and again in May. After watching both videos and successfully passing both quizzes, contact mbettlach@ucpnet.org for your certificate with our sponsor number.

Billy Footwear
September 26, 2018, 9:22 PM GMT

2 blue canvas high top shoesAt last! Shoes that look great but are easy to put on, even with AFOs. They've done away with velcro and use zippers that open the front aspect of the shoe and let the foot be placed in the shoe, not smashed in.  Take a look at Billy Footwear.

Flipgrid - All Features Now Free
June 25, 2018, 2:19 PM GMT

company logoFlipgrid announced on June 18 that all features will be free.  This means you can have unlimited grids, adjustable video response length, private feedback to students and more!  This change is a result of Microsoft's acquisition of Flipgrid.  So get going with your ideas for video responses!

Group Buys Available Until December 15, 2018
June 25, 2018, 2:22 PM GMT

Attainment, News2You and Mayer Johnson are offering discounts on various products.  Go to the Group Buy section found under Member Services to view the order form and discounts offered.  

Speech to Text in Windows
February 14, 2018, 10:48 PM GMT

microphone imageYesterday's Windows update installed an easy to activate and use speech to text engine. Simply hold the Windows logo key and press the letter H key.  Use speech to enter text into PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Chrome search bars. There are probably more things it works with that I haven't tried.  And if you like emojis, hold the Windows key plus the period for some options. 😊💖

Connect Virtually With Another Class
January 17, 2018, 11:11 PM GMT

skype iconMatt Miller from Ditch that Textbook instructs on the ways to partner virtually with other classes using Skype or Google Plus and then offers 20 ideas of activities to do together. He includes mystery skype, collaborative writing/creating, distance kahoot, using Padlet and more. 

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