Summer Tech Camps - 2020 Edition
The goal of providing Technology Integration Camps to school teams is to provide educational staff an opportunity for an immersive hands-on experience with a wide variety of technology. These tech camps are built on the principles of Universal Design for Learning and will allow teams to create supports that provide students with multiple and engaging means of learning new information. Providing teams with the practice needed to develop a greater confidence with their tech skills will in turn help teachers embrace student use of technology to demonstrate their understanding of the material they've been taught.
Tech Camp is an opportunity to work with school teams to develop strategies and resources for supporting students to participate in the curriculum and work towards independence. This year teams that participate will receive a stipend that will be divided into 2 payments. The first payment is for attending the training and sharing resources, and the second will be paid the following school year for participants training additional staff/families in their home district. Participants traveling over 60 miles one direction are eligible to stay in a hotel nearby where breakfast will be provided. Teams will be expected to share rooms. Infinitec will provide lunch. Participation in the tech camp is limited. All members of each team must attend both days of training to be considered for participation. All applications should be submitted by April 26, 2019
Based on the Each One Teach One philosophy, participating teams will receive an incentive to go back to their school districts and teach others the new skills they've gained and support them as they increase their comfort integrating technology into the curriculum.
AT Decision Making
AAC Assessment Series
Facilitated by Heather Millier & Mary Sowers
This presentation will discuss the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment process within the education environment. Participants will compare features of current mobile technology apps and dedicated speech generating devices and examine the benefits of matching the technology to the student rather than matching the student to the technology. The steps of an AAC assessment will be outlined & discussion will focus on evaluation models, tools, formats and recommendations. Participants will walk away with the knowledge necessary to make decisions that best support a student's communication needs within the classroom.
Participants will be able to identify:
identify the components of a feature match assessment and list three tools to support this process.
compare and contrast the features of a variety of apps and speech generating devices for communication.
identify three strategies to promote AAC usage during and after the AAC trial.
Social Emotional Engagement - Knowledge & Skills (SEE-KS)
Facilitated by Emily Ruben
Participants will be able to:
Dates & Location: June 16th & 17th, 2018 Tinley Park, IL
Past Tech Camps
Tech Camp 2014
Tech Camp 2013
Tech Camp 2012
I just wanted to follow up with a big thank you to all of the Infinitec staff for providing us the opportunity to participate in the Summer Technology Integration Project. We left filled with numerous ideas and tools that will allow us to provide more and more opportunities for our students. We appreciate the effort that went into organizing this and look forward to other trainings.
Mary T. Harrison
Director of Special Services
Lincoln-Way High School
We are so excited to have these talented speakers working with us! It's an opportunity my staff would not be able to have if we had to pay overnight expenses or speaker fees ourselves.
Beth Leggitt, CCC-SLP-L
South Eastern Special Education
Ste. Marie, IL 62459
"The skill I learned that will have the most impact on my students was making adapted books & writing activities in order to make curriculum more accessible."
"I really enjoyed how things were divided to meet the needs of each and every one."
"Excellent job - lots of shortcuts, tips and tricks!!!"
"The best thing about the tech camp was the time available to apply what we learned! It was great!"
"The best idea is the overarching ability we gained to differentiate curriculum and resources for all students to improve ease of access."
"The whole concept that UDL helps ALL OF US to be more productive learners and have a better quality of life."
"I really appreciated the extra help when needed."
"The part of the training that will impact my students the most was the time given to develop a plan and the tools to immediately integrate tech into a classroom unit in science."
"Infinitec staff was incredibly helppful and supportive! Thank you!"