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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

Behavior, Early Learning: Implementing the Five Nonnegotiables in the Early Childhood Classroom

Presented by Cheryl Lorenz, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher and Katie Miller, Early Childhood Student Services Consultant in Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS

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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

 

Newly added for Social Services:

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

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
January 17, 2019, 9:16 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. These webinars will be available on the website from Jan. 28-Feb. 10th. 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. 

Increasing Family Buy-In for AAC
January 02, 2018, 9:49 PM GMT

boy using communication deviceThis article, Increasing Family Buy-In for AAC written by Dan Fitch, a school-based SLP and published by Closing the Gap identifies questions to ask families and then strategies to increase use of an AAC device in the non-school setting.  Take a look! It may be helpful!

20 Great Podcasts for Educators
December 08, 2017, 6:09 PM GMT

microphone podcast iconMatt Miller from Ditch That Textbook shares 20 podcasts for educators to check out. He identifies iOS and Android apps to use if listening on mobile devices. The 20 he identifies are his personal recommendations or have been recommended to him by others. 

AAC 101 Flipbook
December 06, 2017, 3:01 PM GMT

multi-colored flipbook image with 8 sectionsCarole Zangari of PrAACtical AAC shared the plans for creating a flipbook on success strategies for AAC users. It covers basic tips, including the need the have VOCAs nearby, aided language input, speaking style, expectations, facilitation, FAQs and Top 10 Tips. Check it out! It's easy to create and share.

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