FREE Archived AT Webinars

We know that sometimes it's hard to make webinars fit into your busy schedule......

To make it easier to find recordings that may be of interest to you, we've organized our growing list of archived webinars into topical categories.  Below you'll find each of the topical categories and the archived webinar recordings available in each category.

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Category:  Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual

 

Title: Incorporating Data Based Decision Making with Assistive Technology

Presenter: Dr. Brian Wojcik      Playing Time:  42:36

This webinar explores aspects of the AT Cycle - as described in the Illinois Assistive Technology Guidance Manual - that are and should be driven by data. Specifically, participants will learn about how data should be used within the delivery of AT services, methods for collecting and analyzing such data, and potential scenarios that may result from such data. Watch this to learn how to make data work in AT services!

 

 

 

Category:  21st Century Learning

 

Title:  SAMR 1 Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad    Playing Time:  55:05

Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. This recorded webinar demonstrates how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels. Join Susan Oxnevad as she looks at some traditional learning tasks focusing on 21st century research and writing, and walks them up the SAMR ladder to demonstrate how to transform your teaching and "Teach Above the Line."

 

 

Title:  SAMR 2 Design a Toolkit for Successful Technology Integration

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad    Playing Time:  48:26

Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. The key to successful technology integration is the efficient use of digital tools that are appropriate for the task. This recorded webinar explores some flexible digital tools and resources to help you develop your own digital toolkit for designing learning experiences at each level of the SAMR model.

 

 

Title: SAMR 3 Through the Lens of the Common Core State Standards

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad    Playing Time:  51:33

Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR).The higher the level of an activity the greater the educational benefit. This recorded webinar demonstrates how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels. Susan looks at some traditional learning tasks, aligns them to the Common Core Standards, and walks them up the SAMR ladder to show how to transform your teaching and "Teach Above the Line."

 

 

Category:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication

 

Title:  Implementation of Communication Tools in the School Setting

Presenter:  Mike Cole    Playing Time:  1:27:50

Evernote: In this recorded webinar, Mike Cole discusses the best practices for successful implementation of AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) devices with students and will explore setting realistic goals and expectations, both at home and at school, in order to encourage device use. In addition, the webinar will focus on the language setup of the communication system and the data collection process while using a communication system.

 

 

 

Title: Using Core Vocabulary with Emergent and Context Dependent Communicators

Presenter:  Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP     Playing Time:  1:28

Participants attending this webinar will understand the benefits and how to select, represent, and use of 150 – 200 generic, core words, rather than activity-specific extended vocabulary across the school day. From this presentation the participants will know how to use these words, using simple aided manual communication boards and speech output devices. Finally, any follow up questions from the first presentation will be addressed.

 

 

 

Title: Using Core Vocabulary with Generative-Independent Language Skills

Presenter:  Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP     Playing Time:  1:39:30

This webinar is a follow up to the training to ‘Using Core Vocabulary with Generative-Independent Communicators in Inclusive Classrooms' that took place on December 7th. This webinar addresses the challenges of teaching and using high tech, robust AAC devices in classrooms with students who are not reaching their language potential. Participants will learn to support classroom participation by focusing on vocabulary development and using that vocabulary for descriptive talking in class with students. Other strategies will be presented for targeting key language issues, such as language and listening comprehension.

 

 

 

Category:  Autism

 

Title: Students on the Autism Spectrum in the General Education Classroom - Tackling the Thorny Issues

Presenter:  Dr. Joanne Cafiero    Playing Time:  1:15:15

This recorded webinar addresses the issues that impact the successful inclusion of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. A hierarchy of supports are described and various low tech and digital tools for socialization, self-management, task completion, writing and behavior management are demonstrated.

 

 

 

Title: Web 2 and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders ASD

Presenter:  Paula Walser   Playing Time:  1:25:49

Cloud based computing and the use of web based tools have opened up new and exciting opportunities for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Collaboration in the creation process and the ability to share content across the web can benefit all students. This recorded webinar examines the use of simple FREE web-based tools for presentation and interaction of educational content with a focus on students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 
 
 

 

Category:  Literacy 

 

Title: Creating Free Electronic Books with Students and Staff

Presenter:  Jennifer Skalitzky    Playing Time:  1:00

Creating customized books can increase participation, comprehension and motivation! Learn how easy it is to create your own electronic books to support the curriculum. Not only can staff create the books, students can use these tools to demonstrate what they know and express themselves in a different format. This webinar will review how to create free, customizable books using Power Point, Photo Story and CAST UDL Book Builder.

 

 

Title:  Mind Mapping Software that Facilitates Understanding of Fiction

Presenter: Pattie Pearson     Playing Time:  58:00

During this one-hour webinar, free mind-mapping software will be demonstrated. This software can create visual representations for research-based strategies such as: understanding elements of plot, character mapping, understanding author's purpose, and creating question/answer relationships to help students understand fiction. Participants will be provided with graphic organizers for each of these areas of fiction. Outcomes Participants will be able to: • Use strategies that help students better understand fiction • Use mind-mapping software that creates visual representations of these strategies • Use graphic organizers with the software or independently to reinforce these strategies.

 

 

Title: Technology Supports for Teaching Vocabulary

Presenter:  Pattie Pearson    Playing Time: 57:00

In this webinar we will focus on learning to use free and user-friendly digital tools to facilitate vocabulary acquisition for all learners. Hot topics will include using word cloud generators, developing a dictionary toolkit to support all learners and tools to help students construct knowledge about vocabulary. Experts agree, if given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Sign up for this webinar and learn how these 21st century digital tools can be used effectively to engage students in the learning process.

 

 

Title: Technology Supports for the Writing Process

Presenter:  Lynda Hartman    Playing Time: 50:18

In this webinar we will focus on learning to use free and user-friendly digital tools to facilitate vocabulary acquisition for all learners. Hot topics will include using word cloud generators, developing a dictionary toolkit to support all learners and tools to help students construct knowledge about vocabulary. Experts agree, if given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Sign up for this webinar and learn how these 21st century digital tools can be used effectively to engage students in the learning process.

 

 

 

Category:  Social Skills/Behavior

 

Title: iUnderstanding: Apps for Social Situations

Presenter: Matt Connell      Playing Time:  45:14

Learn how to make the most of your iOS device with a variety of applications for the iPad, iPhone and iPod that can help students with comprehension of social situations. Participants will be exposed to a variety of apps for education and how to use and implement them into your classroom. Applications range in level and grade level.

 

 

 

 

Category:  State Assessment (PARCC)

Title: PARCC 101

Presenter:  Mary O'Brian     Playing Time:  1:17:23

This recorded webinar provides a basic overview of PARCC. It discusses the test, background, and practice test items.

 

 

 

 

Title: PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations Features

Presenter:  Mary O'Brian     Playing Time:  1:08:50

Recorded webinar provides information from the PARCC Accessibility and Accommodations manual for the summative assessment or performance-based assessment, PARCC.

 

 

 

 

Category:  Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities

 

Title:  Evernote for Note Taking, Organization and More!

Presenter:  Kelly Fonner    Playing Time:  1:37:00

Barriers to the curriculum for students with disabilities are often apparent, and yet difficult to circumvent. This is a training on strategies and technologies to support access to core curriculum for students with significant physical and/or sensory challenges. This session describes and demonstrates the assistive technologies in the categories of computer access including alternative keyboards, switch access, alternative mice, and screen alternatives to typical computers as well as to the portable devices of today's students. In addition to the technologies, this session will also cover a method systematic implementation planning and one that can establish roles and responsibilities throughout the staff that work with the student throughout the school day.

 

 

Title: iPads and Students with Significant Disabilities

Presenter:  Mary Bettlach, MPH, OTR/L     Playing Time:    :57

We are often asked if students with significant disabilities can use an iPad? And the response is that depends. Join this webinar to explore the considerations and process needed prior to implementing an iPad in the classrooms of our students with the most significant challenges. We will explore built-in accessibility, as well as hardware for mounting and protecting and accessories for access, including switch access. We'll also highlight a few apps for instructional purposes and give reference to a wiki with resources.

 

 

Category:  Technology Tools

 

Title: Boardmaker Studio

Presenter:  Heather Miller MS, CCC-SLP     Playing Time:  50:29

Participants of this webinar will learn how to create symbol-adapted books, communication boards, and visual supports using the pre-made templates in Boardmaker Studio.

 

 

 

 

Title: Overview of Accessibility Features of iPads and iPods

Presenter:  Carol Biondo      Playing Time:    :45

Mobile technologies offer students accessibility on the go. A screen reader, text-to-speech and closed captioning are all built in features of iPads and iPods. Customization of these devices allow teachers to restrict features until student use is appropriate. Attend this webinar to learn how to unleash the power of an iPad or iPod for your students. Participants will learn how to access these accessibility settings and restrictions for their students.

 

 

 

Title: Using the iPad with Visually Impaired Students

Presenter:  Bruce McClanahan      Playing Time:   1:22:46

This recorded webinar focuses on the use of VoiceOver and Zoom on the iPad with various classroom apps and several preschool apps. All apps are demonstrated with both a Bluetooth keyboard and a Braille display. Viewers will be able to determine if an app is accessible for visually impaired students, will be able to use iA Writer with VoiceOver and Braille displays and will be able to determine the features that make a preschool app accessible for totally blind children.

 

 

 

Title: Writing with the iPad

Presenter:  Lynda Hartman      Playing Time:    1:00

The iPad is a great way to engage students in writing tasks. This webinar will explore free/inexpensive apps that can support the writing process and options for demonstrating understanding. In addition, apps to help learn letter formation and keyboarding skills will be explored.

 

 

 

 

 

Category:  Web 2.0 and Mobile Technolgy

 

Title:  Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Multimedia Mania

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad  Playing Time:  1:01

In this Cool Tools webinar we will explore a variety of free and user-friendly digital tools to help educators facilitate learning experiences that use technology as a tool to support all learners and their unique learning styles. Featuring tools that engage students in the 4 C's; creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, this overview will cover hot topics such as, Multimedia Mania, Wild About Wiki's, and 10 Minute Tech Tools. Examples and digital resources will be provided for those who want to explore further on their own, and in-depth sessions covering some of the more complex featured tools will be offered through future webinars in this monthly series that concludes in May. Sign up today and become inspired by some of the cool tools for multimedia to create engaging learning experiences for the 21st Century Learner.

 

Title:  Digital Differentiation

Presenter: Susan Oxnevad      Playing Time:  1:25  

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. This webinar will provide an overview of digital tool and resources to design learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation.

 

 

Title:  Digital Differentiation: Digital Tools & Strategies for Finding Information

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad    Playing Time:  42:54

Searching for information and making sense of it is a process that involves critical thinking. There are many free digital tools available to help students sift through an overwhelming abundance of web content to efficiently find the reliable information they need. This session will focus on resources and strategies to provide educators with tools to help all students become savvy searchers and independent learners with a focus on tools to meet the diverse needs of all learners.

 

 

 

Title:  Digital Differentiation: Digital Tools & Strategies for Understanding Information

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad     Playing Time:  50:10

Use of digital text can provide all students with meaningful and equal access to information. This session will focus on free and user-friendly Web 2.0 tools and supports to help all learners understand the information they find. Featuring tools to simplify information and supports to help them understand it, this session will provide teachers with the resources they need to support all learners and address their unique learning styles.

 

 

 

Title:  Digital Differentiation: Digital Tools and Strategies for Using Information

Presenter: Susan Oxnevad     Playing Time:  55:00

To effectively meet the diverse needs of all learners, teachers must design relevant learning experiences that provide students with multiple means of action and expression. This session will focus on free and friendly digital tools for designing flexible learning experiences to support all learners. Examples of projects and digital tools to support this type of technology-driven classroom will be featured throughout the session. Learn how to design multimedia projects for all students to succeed.

 

 

 

Title:  Evernote for Note Taking, Organization and More!

Presenter:  Leslie Fisher     Playing Time:  1:17:23

Evernote: What started as an amazing website for helping you keep your notes synchronized is now that and so much more! This webinar introduces you to Evernote while exploring all of its benefits. We will look at Evernote in education and how schools are using Evernote to help them stay more organized and efficient. We will also look at the wide array of additional services and applications that Evernote has added to their offerings.

 

 

 

Title:  Improve Writing with Google Docs

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad    Playing Time:  58:23

Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, enabling students using Google Docs to write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. In this recorded webinar, Susan Oxnevad shows how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. She explains how to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features, such as integrated reference tools and collaborative revision tools to help you and your students embrace digital writing.

 

 

 

Title:  Glog on!

Presenter:  Susan Oxnevad   Playing Time:  45:14

In this webinar we will learn how to use Glogster.edu to create online multimedia posters to support all learners and their unique learning styles. We will identify reasons why glogs are far more engaging than traditional poster projects and explore a wide variety of uses in the classroom. Highlights will include Using Glogs as Curriculum Launchers, Using Glogs to Construct Knowledge, and Using Glogs for Collaborative Projects. Examples of great ways to use glogs will be included throughout the webinar and screencast video demos will be available for review and relearning. Sign up and learn how to use Glogster.edu to engage your 21st Century Learners as you Glog on!

 

 

Title:  The Ins and Outs of QR Codes

Presenter:  Mary Bettlach, MPH, OTR/L    Playing Time:    :57

QR codes are rapidly emerging in the educational world as useful tools to provide quick access to media. This presentation provides examples of classroom use and step-by-step processes for creating QR codes that contain audio, video, website and picture links.

 

 

 

 

Title: iPads and Students with Significant Disabilities

Presenter:  Mary Bettlach, MPH, OTR/L     Playing Time:    :57

We are often asked if students with significant disabilities can use an iPad? And the response is that depends. Join this webinar to explore the considerations and process needed prior to implementing an iPad in the classrooms of our students with the most significant challenges. We will explore built-in accessibility, as well as hardware for mounting and protecting and accessories for access, including switch access. We'll also highlight a few apps for instructional purposes and give reference to a wiki with resources.

 

 

Title:  No Cost/Low Cost Technology Solutions for Struggling Readers

Presenter:  Pattie Pearson    Playing Time:  48:00

This webinar reviews the five components of reading and text to speech applications that can support students who struggle in these areas. Text to Speech applications will be presented to demonstrate how they can be use to assist students with comprehension of text. Participants will have an opportunity to view text to speech applications and how they relate to the principles of Universal Design for Learning. User friendly data collection strategies to support specific students use of TTS applications will be discussed.

 

 

Title:  Symbaloo

Presenter:   Ellen Deutsch    Playing Time:  51:45

Symbaloo is a free online tool that allows educators to share resources with students/parents/staff through visual bookmarks. It is quick and easy to use. Sample uses for special education include creating a class Symbaloo with links for specific break choices, research projects, or transition job sites or sharing Symbaloo web-mixes for typing games or books for family listening.

 

 

 

Title:  Using Google Docs Presentation Tool to Construct Knowledge

Presenter:   Susan Oxnevad   Playing Time:  48:15

Using Google Docs Presentation Tool, Susan demonstrates how to use technology as an efficient and effective tool for student learning instead of as an add-on to the end of a traditional unit of study. She promotes the use of multimedia and built in features as a way to provide students with flexible learning paths. She also relates the Common Core State Standards to this project.

 

 

 

Title:  Using Web 2.0 Tools to Create a Professional Learning Network

Presenter:   Leslie Fisher   Playing Time:  1:24

Using Google Docs Presentation Tool, Susan demonstrates how to use technology as an efficient and effective tool for student learning instead of as an add-on to the end of a traditional unit of study. She promotes the use of multimedia and built in features as a way to provide students with flexible learning paths. She also relates the Common Core State Standards to this project.

 

 

 

Title:  Using Wikispaces to Support all Learners

Presenter:   Susan Oxnevad           Playing Time:  50:00

In this webinar we will learn to use Wikispaces as a tool for collaborative learning across the room or across the world. Learn how to create a free wiki for education and use it as a virtual classroom for the 21st Century Learner. Learn to facilitate and monitor virtual discussions, utilize built in tools to create and manage projects, use widgets to appeal to students' unique learning styles, and create templates to provide students with consistent formatting options. Examples of innovative collaborative wiki projects will be included throughout the webinar and screencast video demos will be available for review and relearning. Sign up and learn how to use Wikispaces to create a collaborative learning environment that supports all learners and expands the walls of your classroom 24/7.

 

 

 

Category:  Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

Title:  Recovering Brains - Understanding TBI and the Supports Needed for Student Success

Presenter: Kim Leaf     Playing Time:  50:00

 "What do I do with this student?" This webinar covers the mechanism of traumatic brain injury, the course of recovery and school re-entry as well as common changes that impact a student's educational success and how to provide appropriate and timely supports for learning. (Please note the audio starts before the video portion which shows about 49 seconds.)

 

 

 

 

Category:  Transition

 
 

Title:  Creating Free Electronic Books

Presenter:  Jennifer Skalitzky     Playing Time:  1.00

Creating customized books can increase participation, comprehension and motivation! Learn how easy it is to create your own electronic books to support the curriculum. Not only can staff create the books, students can use these tools to demonstrate what they know and express themselves in a different format. This webinar will review how to create free, customizable books using Power Point, Photo Story and CAST UDL Book Builder.

 

 

Title:  Improving Transition Services - Using the Indicator 13 Checklist to Develop ISBE Compliant Transition Plan

Presenter:  Kelli Wadley     Playing Time:  1:00:00

Viewers walk through the development of a transition plan using the Indicator 13 checklist as a guide. ISBE compliance is stressed, but the recorded webinar discusses going beyond basic compliance and developing a quality plan for transition aged students. Resources that assist in development of the IEP can be downloaded by clicking each link

 

 

 

 

Category:  Universal Design/Differentiated Instruction/Assistive Technology

 

Title:  UDL, Differientiated Instruction, and Assistive Technology

Presenter: Dave Hohulin     Playing Time:  50:00

Most educators have heard the terms, Universal Design for Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and Assistive Technology. However, even for those who are familiar with these terms, their implementation can look very different from classroom to classroom. This archived webinar presentation explores these topics, their similarities and their differences. It also provides free Web 2.0 examples of each.

 

 

 

Category:  Visual Impairment

 

 

Title: Using the iPad with Visually Impaired Students

Presenter:  Bruce McClanahan      Playing Time:   1:22:46

This recorded webinar focuses on the use of VoiceOver and Zoom on the iPad with various classroom apps and several preschool apps. All apps are demonstrated with both a Bluetooth keyboard and a Braille display. Viewers will be able to determine if an app is accessible for visually impaired students, will be able to use iA Writer with VoiceOver and Braille displays and will be able to determine the features that make a preschool app accessible for totally blind children.