FREE AT Webinars

Can't travel to the Regional or Local AT Trainings? Webinars offer a great way to participate in Infinitec's free AT training from the comfort of your school or home.  Professional development credit is issued for all live webinars.  The date and time for each live webinar is listed after the webinar description.  All particiipants registered will recive an archived recording.  

Never participated in a webinar before?  Don't worry, it's pretty simple really.  We've provided a couple of documents below that can help you register and get connected.

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Please contact Jenn Skalitzky with any questions.  jskalitzky@ucpnet.org 

Please Teach Me to Communicate! Expressive Communication Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Presented by Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP, Autism Consultant & National Speaker 

This webinar series is 2 parts, January 28th and February 25th. You only need to register once. If you are unable to attend the sessions a recording will be sent after it airs live. 

February 25th - 3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6365925330530532363

This fast-paced webinar series will explore the functional expressive communication needs for students with ASD who are not effective verbal communicators. Core functional language skills (essential life skills for communication!) will be reviewed, as well as intervention strategies to address these critical communication needs. The verbal behavior of echolalia will also be discussed, and numerous examples and resources of practical strategies to teach various expressive communication skills to students with ASD will be shared.

LEARNER OUTCOMES:
Participants will be able to:
o Develop an understanding of the relationship between language development in neuro-typically developing children and students with ASD.
o Identify 3 core functional language skills, and define their importance for development of functional communication skills.

 

 

 

Apps for Basic Math Concepts

Presented by Mark Coppin, Assistive Technology Specialist & National Speaker

 

Basic mathematics makes it possible for students to solve simple number based problems. Basic math skills are needed to make store purchases, determine necessary quantities, calculate distances and more. There are some basic math skills that every student can and should learn during their math education program. There are a wide variety of supports and apps that can assist students in learning these basic concepts. This workshop will cover a wide variety of apps that work on basic number sense, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division and decimals and fractions.

March 6th - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Apps for Basic Math' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8555325660317115403

 

 

 

Supporting All Students by Planning Instruction with Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Presented by Lynda Hartman, M.A., M.L.S.; Educator/Consultant on the Integrated Technology Support Team at Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED)

Are your students learning what you are trying to teach them? Are your lessons meeting the needs of your diverse learners? In this webinar, you will learn how to use an evidence-based backwards design model that incorporates the critical elements of Universal Design for Learning to enhance your instructional planning. By proactively identifying student goals, considering the interests and needs of students, targeting assessments to measure student achievement toward the goals and then developing materials/methods, you will be in a good position to support increased student engagement and learning

March 19th - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for the planning webinar on UDL 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1800793733939070731

 

 

 

 

Apps for Access to Math

Presented by Mark Coppin, Assistive Technology Specialist & National Speaker

While many students may struggle at times with math and math concepts; students with physical or sensory impairments struggle to even access math activities. There are several apps and extensions that can make math more accessible to all students. This workshop will discuss apps and extensions for accessible math activities. We will cover various calculators, electronic math papers, accessible math apps, math extensions and other ways to make math accessible.

March 20th - 3:30 to 4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Apps for Access to Math'

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3048302925345270027

 

 

 

Developing Inferencing Skills for Students with Autism

Presented by Christi Carnahan & Pamela Williamson, Autism Consultants & Educators 

Making inferences is critical for success in both reading and writing, but can be a complex skills to develop. In this session, we will build on the first session by exploring the different kinds of necessary for success in literacy. Specifically, we will highlight strategies for identifying the inferences students can and cannot make, and instructional approaches for increasing their success.

March 27th - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Developing Inferencing Skills for Students with Autism' - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5485578256011607563 

 

 

 

Assistive Technology & the New Illinois Legislation

Presented by Jenn Skalitzky, AT Facilitator, Infinitec

 

Illinois recently came out with new legislation pertaining to assistive technology. This presentation will provide participants with a clear, legal definition of assistive technology, and assistive technology consideration in the IEP process. Furthermore, information will be discussed as where to document assistive technology devices and services within the IEP once it is deemed appropriate for a student. Resources will be provided to assist IEP teams with compliance for AT consideration, documentation and new legislation. 

April 1st - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Assistive Technoloy & the New IL Legislation' -

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1079430544513034241

 

 

 

Using Text Structure to Teach Comprehension for Students with Autism

Presented by Christi Carnahan & Pamela Williamson, Autism Consultants & Educators 

Understanding expository text structures is critical to success both during and after the school years. In this session, we will highlight the text structures common in expository texts and discuss the features associated with each structure. We will then highlight a systematic approach to teaching students across the grade bands strategies for comprehending expository text using text structure knowledge.

April 3rd - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Using Text Structure to Teach Comprehension'  - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3028730518862468619 

 

 

 

Hot Off the Press - Updates and Changes to the Illinois AT Guidance Manual

By Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the recent updates and changes in response to stakeholder feedback and changes within the field to the Illinois AT Guidance Manual. Attendees will gain a synopsis of the changes and an understanding of why each change was made.

May 2nd - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Updates and Changes to the Illinois AT Manual' 

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3836521921089986307

 

 

 

Overview of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual

By Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the recently updated Illinois AT Guidance Manual. The Manual provides guidance to IEP Teams, Schools, and Districts, regarding common questions that arise in AT service delivery. Attendees will review the layout of the Manual and identify key components of the Manual with respect to different components of AT service delivery in schools.

May 8th - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Overview of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual'  - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5879869723311741699

 

 

 

Consideration, Provision, and Implementation - Illinois AT Manual

By Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

This webinar is designed to provide a more in-depth look at AT Consideration, Provision, and Implementation with respect to the information provided in the recently updated Illinois AT Guidance Manual. Attendees will review specific guidance that is presented in the Manual related to consideration of AT, provision of AT, and implementation of AT that reflects changes in policy and practice along with stakeholder feedback.

May 14th - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Consideration, Provision and Implementation'  - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6023040430899416579

 

 

 

AT Program Development and UDL - Illinois AT Manual 

By Wojcik, Ed.D., ATP, Assistant Professor, Director of Special Education Graduate Programs, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

This webinar is designed to provide a special focus on building and developing programs with regard to traditional AT Service Delivery along with AT service delivery within a Universal Design for Learning Framework. Attendees will learn about components of program development, models of program development, and program evaluation as it relates to the information provided in the recently updated Illinois AT Guidance Manual.

May 22nd - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'AT Program Development & UDL' -

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1439098389375748611