The PATINS Project provides a range of support services for impacting both the organizational capacity and the professional capabilities of Indiana’s local educational agencies in serving students with unique learning needs. These services include:
- Operation of the Indiana Center for Accessible Instructional Materials (ICAM) www.icam.k12.in.us
- Regional Lending Libraries
- Technical Assistance and Training
- Monthly Featured Solution
- PATINS Rapid Fire Blog
- PATINS TV
- PATINS Refurbished Computer Program
- Family Resources
We want to thank everyone for attending!
We have posted video interviews from the conference.
2015 PATINS State Conference!
State and National Presenters
Accessible & Engaging Learning by Design
November 4 - 5, 2015
Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station
Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
Registration begins in January 2016!
Mark your calendar now for the
2016 PATINS Tech Expo!
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Where: 502 East Event Centre (Formerly THE FOUNTAINS)
502 E. Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
We will spotlight a student solution on our Featured Solution Page each month, including a dedicated episode on our PATINS TV channel, complete with product demonstrations and special pricing.
The Featured Solution for November is Don Johnston, Inc.
Coming in 2015 - 2016:
|December||Lightspeed Technologies, Inc.|
|March||Vision Aids Systems, Inc.|
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month August - May
11:45 a.m. (EST) -
12:00 p.m. (EST)
Join us as Ruth Ziolkowski from Don Johnston demonstrates Snap & Read Universal at 11:45 a.m. EST on November 17th!
Plan to join 5 minutes early if you can. You'll be prompted to install an optional piece of software the first time, which will make the video run smoother. We welcome questions, concerns, comments, AND SUGGESTIONS for future PATINS TV Topics that YOU want to have us cover! Email Kelli Suding at email@example.com.
Tech Tip: Introductions!
Future of Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test (IMAST)
This document from Dr. Michele Walker, Director of Student Assessment and Becky Bowman, Former Director of Special Education explains assessment options which must be explored with Case Conference Committees that have already selected IMAST for 2014-15, as well as those Case Conference Committees which have yet to meet to determine 2014-15 assessment-related decisions.
The PATINS Project is proud of every "starfish" that we help get back into the ocean. See how we are making a difference!
On August 28, 2014 the Indiana Department of Education received word from the United States Department of Education that Indiana had received an ESEA Flexibility Waiver from certain aspects of the federal No Child Left Behind law. This gives local schools continued flexibility in how they utilize federal funding and allows more funding decisions to be made at the local level. The waiver is organized into three principles: 1) College-and –Career Ready Standards and Assessments; 2) State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support; and 3) Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership. The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of Special Education has collaborated to create a webpage to provide more information for families and educators of special populations of students with respect to the waiver:
The actual waiver may be accessed at: http://www.doe.in.gov/esea.
UEB READY? Introduction to Unified English Braille Webinar
If you were unable to attend the UEB Ready? Introduction to Unified English Braille (UEB) Regional Trainings in November, please view the UEB Ready? Videos. The training videos were compiled to create a webinar. The webinar is both informational and experiential. A comparison of English Braille American Edition (EBAE) and UEB is provided. Participants are able to partake in a variety of exercises specific to UEB. Answer keys are provided to check work. Additional documents referenced throughout the webinar are available to download. This webinar is intended to educate and prepare teachers and staff to facilitate a smooth transition from EBAE to UEB. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Marcee Wilburn.
Promoting Achievement for Students with Sensory Loss (PASS)
Project Coordinator, Blumberg Center
Bayh College of Education, University Hall 009
Indiana State University
401 North 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office: 812.237.8115 | Fax: 812.237.8089
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