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Infinitec offers over 600 video presentations to meet
your professional learning needs.

Newly added for Schools:

* Agumentative and Alternative Communication Assessment
found under Communication and Archived Webinars

*The Paraprofessional and Student Success:
Four Corners to Super Para Status found under
Commonly Required, Paraprofessional and KS Trainings

*Kansas ESI Professional Development Series
found under Kansas Trainings

*Autism and Literacy: a 4 part series
found under Autism, Archived Webinars and Reading

Teaching Switch Progression - a 3 part series
found under Archived Webinars and Access

*Language Series for Early Childhood 4 parts
found under Early Learning and Communication

 

Newly added for Social Services:

*Aging with IDD: Using Assistive Technology to
Keep Seniors Connected found under Aging with IDD

*DCFS Mandated Reporting found under Commonly
Required, DSPs, and Foster Care

Book Creator Available for Chrome
September 13, 2019, 3:18 PM GMT

Book creator logoYou've probably used the Book Creator app on an iPad, but now Book Creator is available for Chrome users, whether you have a license through your school or you use it independently. Simply create your library, invite students by sharing a code, and get started with your first book.  

Group Buys Have Arrived
April 15, 2019, 9:29 PM GMT

dollar signNews2You, Boardmaker (Tobii Dynavox), Don Johnston, Cadan Assistive Technologies, Attainment, and the Center for Independent Futures are offering discounts on various products.  Go to the Group Buy section found under Member Services to view the order form and discounts offered. These discounts are available until December 15, 2019. Don't miss the chance to save some money.

Apps for Students with Autism, Version 5
March 18, 2019, 1:42 PM GMT

Autism apps wheelVersion 5 of this autism apps wheel provides a sampling of educational apps based on common learning characteristics and traits typical for students with ASD. Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing, sharing, and updating this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology.

Tips, Tricks and Tools to Build Your Inclusive Classroom Through UDL
March 04, 2019, 3:32 PM GMT

girl using computerCheck out Mike Marotta's EdSurge article on UDL for an overview of the three principles of UDL along with real world classroom applications which lead to a more inclusive learning experience for all students.

Apps to Support Successful Transition
February 18, 2019, 3:08 PM GMT

app wheelVersion 2 of this transition wheel provides a sampling of apps that support indepdence in the areas of daily living, organization, study, vocation, reading and writing. Thanks to Mark Coppin for developing, sharing, and updating this tool. You will find it at Prairie Assistive Technology.

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.

Date Change to Ethics Webinars for MN Social Workers
April 12, 2019, 9:08 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 for the final round this school year on the website from May 27 through June 9. (This is a date change from the previous notice.) After watching both videos and successfully passing both quizzes, contact mbettlach@ucpnet.org for your certificate with our sponsor number.

Upcoming Events

Events

October 11, 2019
ISBE Grant Trainings
8:30 AM CDT - 2:30 PM CDT
KS Regions 5 & 6
10:00 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT
October 17, 2019
General Information
12:00 PM CDT - 5:00 PM CDT
October 23, 2019
Infinitec Far West
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Infinitec Midstate
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Infinitec North
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Infinitec Southern Illinois
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Infinitec Southwest
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Infinitec West
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT
Social Services
8:00 AM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT

Webinars

October 2, 2019
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
October 7, 2019
11:00 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT
October 9, 2019
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
October 16, 2019
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
October 21, 2019
11:00 AM CDT - 12:00 PM CDT
October 22, 2019
3:30 AM CDT - 4:30 AM CDT
October 24, 2019
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
October 30, 2019
3:30 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT
November 5, 2019
3:30 PM CST - 4:30 PM CST
November 6, 2019
3:30 PM CST - 4:30 PM CST