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State Conference Second Chance Opportunities
November 25th & December 5th are important dates if you were not able to attend the PATINS State Conference! Daniel McNulty, the PATINS State Project Director has created two “spill-over” events, featuring 3 of the national and international presenters from the PATINS State Conference. This opportunity was presented first to those on the State Conference waiting list and now is open to the public! Each day will be $75 (same as the State Conference) and will include lunch. You do need to register for each day separately. Don’t delay in registering (especially if you are intending to use SEI funds!). Registration will be limited to 90 for each day. A Certificate of Attendance, with eligible Professional Growth Points (PGPs), will be issued after the training upon completion of a short questionnaire sent via email to you. We are all very excited about the presenters and the content!
December 5th will be a combination of Dr. Loui Lord Nelson & Jason Carroll!
Dr. Loui Lord Nelson and Jason Carroll are both experienced and sought-after presenters & trainers in the world of UDL and accessible curricula. Dr. Nelson is an Educational Consultant specializing in Universal Design for Learning and just recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Boston College and CAST as well as published a book on UDL, “Design and Deliver.” Jason Carroll is an educational consultant with extensive international and national presentation experience and expertise ranging from UDL to specific software tools and more!
In the morning, Dr. Nelson will provide an “on the ground” “this is how you use” Universal Design for Learning training.
In the afternoon, Jason will take the UDL concept from the morning and expand on the student engagement piece with specific tools and concepts. ”The ability to capture learners’ attention in the classroom is one of the most powerful tools in a teacher’s toolkit. With the rapid growth of low/no cost technological tools, the potential to quickly engage students is more reachable than ever. When combined with strategic instruction, desired student outcomes are achieved. In this practical session, Jason will share a variety of tools, apps, and strategies that can be immediately implemented in inclusive and resource settings!”
Registration will be limited to 90 and will close on November 30th in order to provide catering.
Please pass this information on to your colleagues, especially those who might have been planning to utilize SEI Grant dollars in this regard.
“Accessible Instruction: Every Educator’s Responsibility”
November 4-5, 2013
Thank you to our attendees and presenters alike for
making the 2013 conference a great success!
See you next year!
Starting in August 2013, we will Spotlight one of our Vendor friends on our Featured Vendor Spotlight Page. They will also be featured on our PATINS TV channel, complete with product demonstrations and special pricing. Check back each month to learn more about our Featured Vendors!
PATINS TV - Join us for our next episode on December 17, 2013
Our episode on December 17th will feature David Buist from Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. Meet the trusted provider in classroom audio solutions as David shows us the NEW Flexcat - flexible audio for group learning.
ISTEP+/End of Course Assessments: Computer-Based or Paper Pencil Mode?
This document will assist with the challenge educators face when deciding whether a student should be taking the computer-based ISTEP+/End of Course Assessments or if there should be a request submitted to the Indiana Department of Education, Office of Student Assessment, to allow a student to take the state assessment in a pencil-paper format.
Did you know?
PATINS has a prize drawing for all those that participate in the training follow up surveys. Dianne Bradley from Kankakee Valley School Corporation, Jeanene Goebel from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and Karen Shelley from Harrison County Exceptional Learners Cooperative were chosen as the lucky winners for the past two quarters. Dianne and Karen won a leather iPad case, Jeanene won a copy of Don Johnston's Snap&Read. Congratulations!