FREE AT Webinars 

Can't travel to the Regional or Local AT Trainings? Webinars offer a great way to participate in Infinitec's free AT training from the comfort of your school or home.  Professional development credit is issued for all live webinars.  The date and time for each live webinar is listed after the webinar description.  All particiipants registered will recive an archived recording.  

Never participated in a webinar before?  Don't worry, it's pretty simple really.  We've provided a couple of documents below that can help you register and get connected.

Webinar FAQ

Webinar Registration and Login Instructions

Please contact Samantha Conklin with any questions.  infinitecwebinars@ucpnet.org 

For a sneak peek at the webinar listings through December 2020, please click the link below.

Fall 2020 Webinars

 

 

 

October 2020

 

 

Understanding Instructional Strategies that are Supported by Autism Spectrum Disorder Neurological Research
By Dr. Brenda Smith Myles, International Presenter, Researcher, and Author
Instructional strategies that address academic/learning, social, sensory and regulation skills as they relate to brain research (interpreted in laymen's terms) will be presented. These strategies will be presented as they relate to evidence-based practices (EBP) as identified by the National Autism Center (NAC), centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CNS), and National Professional Development Center (NPCD). Finally, a means of organizing these strategies for easy application will be discussed.

October 19th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y44nft3q 
 

 

Apps and Extensions for E-Learning Series

By Pete Dulany, President & Founder of Dulany Consulting

This webinar series is  3 sessions, please register for each session separately. If you are unable to attend a session a recording will be sent after it airs live. 

 

eLearning Made Easy
In this session, we'll cover easy tools for eLearning success, including the best ways to work with teacher recordings, how to make yourself available virtually to your students, how to help keep students organized, and how to structure online lessons and units. We'll cover tools like 123Apps, Screencastify, Flipgrid, QuickTime screen recorders, Google Drive integration, Google Sheets organization strategies, setting up a Google Form Video Quiz, and more. All tools shown are free to use.

September 22nd - 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y2osjpth

 

 

Seesaw for Special Education
In this session, we'll cover best practices for using Seesaw to communicate with students with IEPs. After a brief introduction to Seesaw, we'll cover tips for organization, instructions, measuring skills, and more. Seesaw is free to use and offers a premium edition for schools that will take advantage of these features. Seesaw is intended for lower elementary grades, but anyone can set up and use a Seesaw classroom.

October 6th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yylp5wry

 

 

Interacting with Students Remotely
In this session, we'll show you how to work with students remotely. We'll use tools like PearDeck, NearPod, SMART Online, and other tools that are appropriate for almost any grade level. We'll also take a few minutes to review best practices for interacting with students over Zoom / Google Meet and other videoconferencing tools. Tools shown in this session are free with a premium edition available to teachers that will find certain additional features useful.

October 13th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y244uzg6

 

 

 


AAC and Telepractice Series

By Rachel Madel M.A., CCC-SLP, Owner of Rachel Madel Speech, Inc.

This webinar series is  sessions, please register for each session separately. If you are unable to attend a session a recording will be sent after it airs live. 
**WEBINAR RECORDINGS FOR THIS SERIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLY 3 WEEKS AFTER THE DATES OF THE LIVE WEBINARS.**

AAC Essentials: What Every Educator Needs to Know 
This course will teach participants essential guidelines to consider when assessing and implementing Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) across a diverse population of students. Attendees will learn how to select appropriate vocabulary, support user motor planning, provide effective prompting strategies and successfully train a student's circle of support to achieve optimal outcomes. Additional emphasis will be on virtual tools that can be utilized with emergent AAC users to facilitate outcomes.

September 30th - 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yyghunqv

 

 

Engaging Telepractice Tools & Ideas for AAC Communicators
This course will teach participants how to successfully plan and execute engaging virtual sessions with children who have complex communication needs and utilize Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC). Various service delivery models and strategies will be discussed to teach attendees how to train and coach a child's communication partners. Participants will leave the session with numerous therapy ideas, apps and websites that can be used to facilitate communication during virtual learning.

October 14th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y6njvlzq

 

 

 

Understanding the Literacy Learning Profiles of Students with Disabilities Series

By Stephanie Spadorcia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education and Literacy and Department Chair for Teaching and Learning at Lesley University

This webinar series is  3 sessions, please register for each session separately. If you are unable to attend a session a recording will be sent after it airs live. 

 

Instructional Profiles for Reading Instruction
This first session will provide a framework to understand the reading learning needs for developing silent reading comprehension. Potential learning profiles will be covered with connections for program decision-making. Participants will:
• learn a framework for silent reading comprehension
• be able to make connections to potential reading profiles for students

October 22nd – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ycers3rp

 

 

Assessing to Determine Profiles for Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Building on the first session, this second webinar will provide participants with an overview of how to determine a student's profile using informal assessment strategies. Strategies for determining instructional needs in word identification, language comprehension and print processing will be presented. Participants will:
• learn an assessment method for determining instructional needs using a variety of methods
• learn how to create a reading profile to make instructional decisions for students

October 29th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y8u4t7l5

 

 

Assessing to Determine Profiles for Reading Instruction for Students with Significant Speech and Physical Impairments (SSPI)
The third part of the series will build on the framework to use guiding questions that connect individual student strengths and weaknesses in reading with AAC and assistive technology decision-making. Participants will:
• identify how reading learning profiles impact AAC and AT decision-making
• examine reading profiles to make technology decisions to maximize student learning engagement

November 5th – 3:30-4:30
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ya888gly  

 

 

 

Assistive Technology to Support Literacy Series


By Nanci K. Shepardson M.S.Ed., Ed.S. W.D.P., Senior Educational Technologist for Wilson Language Training

This webinar series is  3 sessions, please register for each session separately. If you are unable to attend a session a recording will be sent after it airs live. 
**WEBINAR RECORDINGS FOR THIS SERIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLY 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATES OF THE LIVE WEBINARS. **

What Does the Research Say About Which Technologies Support the Struggling Reader?
Assistive Technology inspires hope and possibility for the many learners! But what does the research say about technologies that truly support the struggling reader? Based on the research, what tools would be the best investment of our time, talent, and resources? There is well done research that points out the best parts of technology to harness, in order to facilitate positive student outcomes. Come learn about what to look for when choosing assistive technology tools for your students.

October 20th - 3:30 PM-5:00 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y2ey4bjl

 

 

Empower all Learners to Acquire and Utilize their Digital Voices
Facilitating Student Voice using digital tools effectively requires an understanding of how to empower student voice, while also understanding what digital literacy is and how we can leverage it to facilitate powerful positive outcomes for all students. There are a multitude of tools for online learning that empower Student Voice. Sifting through the options is a time consuming and overwhelming task. With the important lens of online privacy, equity, and access, this presentation culls down the choices and succinctly presents the options by the following categories: physical tools, backchanneling, web-based add-ons, general apps, assessment tools, video and audio tools, digital storytelling, presentation tools, organization tools, and blogging.

November 3rd – 3:30 PM-5:00 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y2bmhvto

 

 

Using Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, and Word Prediction Tools to Facilitate Work Completion
Writing is the perfect storm for many students. It is the academic task that demands multiple skill sets from students. Specifically, writing asks students to generate ideas, weed through relevant information, prioritize its importance, organize ideas, possibly gather more data, and then group data/ideas, all while thinking about spelling, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure and sentence variety, grammar, usage, and transitions. And they need to do this all while thinking about time! Text to Speech, Speech to Text, and Word Prediction are three easily accessible tools that lighten the cognitive load for our students. This session defines each tool, reviews the research on its efficacy and then gives instruction and/or resources on how to activate these tools on multiple platforms.

November 17th – 3:30 PM-5:00 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yy5yfjla
 

 

 

Webinars for Paraprofessionals

 

Understanding Student Behavior: Factors that explain WHY!
By Linda Aldridge, Owner of LA Learn
Do you work with students who display disruptive, even aggressive, behavior? The para needs a working understanding of why the student does what she does. This webinar explores six factors that lend insight into student conduct. Participants will gain knowledge regarding each of these six factors. Once the "the why" is understood, effective supports can be identified and implemented.

October 15th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yxcrzkk7

 

 

Using Google to Support Students during Remote Learning
By Tim Kennedy, AT Facilitator, Infinitec
This training will focus on tools and strategies that will help paraprofessionals work with students in the different settings this year including in person, remote or hybrid. Since paraprofessionals often are the ones meeting one on one with students to support them in their academics, they need to know how to use the various platforms and programs that are being used. Special education students sometimes need extra support to be fully included in the general education curriculum and this training will discuss how to meet their particular needs. Topics will include video meetings, assistive technology tools, communication tools and Google Classroom.

October 27th – 3:30 PM-4:30 PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ybmgh6ww