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 Vendor/AT Products
- PATINS Rapid Fire Blog
- PATINS TV
- PATINS Refurbished Computer Program
- Family Resources
Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at our
2015 PATINS Tech Expo!
We appreciate your support!
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The deadline to submit the Tech Expo Evaluation is May 7th. We want your input!
We will spotlight one of our Vendor friends on our Featured Vendor Spotlight Page each month. They will also be featured on our PATINS TV channel, complete with product demonstrations and special pricing. We are pleased to announce that the May Featured Vendor is LoganTech.
Coming in 2015 - 2016:
|August||Adaptive Technology Resources, Inc.|
|October||EYE Can See, Inc.|
|November||Don Johnston, 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)
Jeff Bond, CE PATINS Regional Coordinator will welcome Julie Kuhn, NE PATINS Regional Coordinator to the show. Julie will be taking a look at typical summer activities and showing you ways children with complex needs can participate. She will demonstrate the use of AAC; Communication Devices; Switch-activated toys, and choice-making all related to Summer fun! Please join us on May 5th at 11:45 a.m. EST.
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 Jeff Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Tip: Quizz.com
Quizizz is a fun new way to conduct multiplayer review sessions in the classroom. It allows you to conduct live quizzes where all your students participate together. The fun graphics and leaderboards get students super-excited. Choose from among the public quizzes, or create your own, there are 100's of quizzes for math, science, languages and several other topics. Using Quizizz, the facilitator starts the activity at which time participants are given questions in a random order. The participants read the questions on their device and answer them at their own pace. Once all participants complete the activity, persons with the most points will be displayed.
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 newly redesigned www.Teachindy.com has been optimized to help parents and Educators gain an inside view into our Educational community. CIESC Media Services started by organizing 50+ educational videos into searchable categories. Viewers can search by topic, tags, or by the customized search bar. All of these details help viewers watch more and learn more. TeachIndy wants to link you only to relevant content, that will help you better engage our community of educators. A teacher blog page has been added to provide an outlet for teacher created and media related information. TeachIndy hopes that you take advantage of our redesigned site and that you will help spread the word.
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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