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.  sconklin@ucpnet.org 

 

 

Taking the Next Step with Complex Communicators: Strategies for Implementing Communication Supports

Presented by By Susan Foster, M.S., CCC-SLP and Megan Thurber, M.S., CCC-SLP; Northern Suburban Special Education District

Do you have a student who has received a brand new AAC device and are not sure how he/she is going to use the system throughout the day? Do you have a student that has a device that he/she doesn't use as much as they could? Or maybe you have a student who benefits from classroom-based communication supports for specific activities, but you're looking for more? Supporting students using AAC can be an overwhelming task, but with careful consideration and planning, implementation of communication supports doesn't have to be so daunting. This webinar will review the primary goals of AAC and will provide participants with the helpful tools and strategies to successfully integrate AAC throughout a student's day.

October 22nd - 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Taking the Next Step with Complex Communicators: Strategies for Implementing Communication Supports' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4588452639180492045

 

 

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (AT) Services for Students Under Section 504

Presented by Gayl Bowser, M.S.; Independent Consultant, Former Coordinator of Oregon AT Project

In this session, Gayl Bowser will present a new set of quality indicators about assistive technology services for students served under the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) in K-12 settings. Derived from the work of the QIAT consortium and from the Quality Indicators in AT in Post-secondary (QIAT-PS) projects, the QIAT-504 Indicators address, Awareness of Reasonable 504 AT Accommodations, Determination of AT Needs as an Accommodation, Planning and Implementation, Evaluation of Effectiveness, Administrative Support, Professional Development, and Training and Student Instruction for AT. Join us as we explore the QIAT Section 504 AT indicators and the ways that they can be used for program development and improvement.

October 24th- 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (AT) Services for Students Under Section 504' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4003538841214943501

 

 

Assistive Technology for Birth through Kindergarten

Presented by Dr. Pamela Moening, MA, OTD, OTR/L

Best practice states that we should consider AT for infants, toddlers, and children, but how? This presentation takes you through a 6 steps framework to make considering, assessing and implementing AT for our littlest learners seem practicable.

November 6th- 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Assistive Technology for Birth through Kindergarten' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4967343246444504075

 

 

Mental Health Challenges in Autism: Depression and Suicide

Presented by Ruth Aspy, Psychologist, Author & National Speaker

Individuals with Autism are at a higher risk for depression and suicide than are their neurotypical peers. Indeed, they are ten times more likely to die by suicide. A number of factors are related to the increased risks of suicide and depression.
• Bullying
• Difficulties with social communication
• Camouflaging
• Unmet needs for support
This presentation will explore each of these factors. Interventions to decrease the risk of depression and suicide will be discussed. 

November 11th- 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Mental Health Challenges in Autism: Depression and Suicide' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2436324654106584077

 

 

Reaching New Heights through Differentiated Visual Supports for Students in the High School Setting

Presented by Lauren Sheehan and Ashley Larisey, Community High School District 218

This session will focus on the use of visual supports in the high school setting and the differentiation and scaffolding necessary to meet a variety of individual needs. The high school setting can pose a variety of challenges for students with moderate to complex needs. In this session, strategies will be shared to help move beyond the use of basic classroom visual supports to more advanced interventions and accommodations that can grow with the student. Practical visual supports will be shared for you to take away and use in your classroom. 

December 3rd- 3:30 to 4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Reaching New Heights through Differentiated Visual Supports for

Students in the High School Setting' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/10712942593121291

 

 

 

Putting UDL to Practice in a Google Powered Learning Environment Series

Presented by Susan Oxnevad, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Innovative Educator and Blogger
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. 

 

Turn up Creativity with New Audio in Google Slides (Session 1)

Have you been trying to find an easy way for students to add audio to their projects? It's time to turn up student creativity in your classroom with the new audio feature in Google Slides. During this session we'll provide you with an overview of 7 amazing design features that are built in to Slides, then we'll share examples of ways to use the tools to engage students in personalized learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge as they create, using multiple methods of expression and engagement. Join us for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We'll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.

October 2nd -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Turn up Creativity with New Audio in Google Slides' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4655304046120385035

 

PowerUp the Collaborative Writing Process with Google Docs  (Session 2)

Would you like you like to improve your students' writing skills along with their technology skills? In this webinar you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom. Join us as we demonstrate how to engage students in the writing process through peer editing, progress monitoring, and classroom management strategies built to support ALL learners. Join us for an in-depth look at designing a digital writing workshop that will provide students with opportunities to become active participants in their own learning. 

October 9th -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'PowerUp the Collaborative Writing Process with Google Docs' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/79336762432985867

 

Great Ways to Use Google Docs for Student Driven Learning Projects (Session 3)

Would you like to design student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating. Join us for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We'll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.

October 16th -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Great Ways to Use Google Docs for Student Driven Learning Projects' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3494159294049477899

 

 

Unpacking Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for

Students with the Most Complex Learning Needs Series

Presented by Aleksandra Hollingshead, Assistant Professor for Special Education, University of Idaho 
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. 

 

Unpacking UNIVERSAL in Universal Design for Learning for Students with the Most

Complex Learning Needs (Session 1)

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning from a perspective of including ALL students. Does "universal" mean every student or is it intended only for some? How do students with the most complex needs fit into the UDL framework? 

October 7th -11:00-12:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Unpacking UNIVERSAL in Universal Design for Learning for

Students with the Most Complex Learning Needs' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/742838153110316043

 

Unpacking DESIGN in Universal Design for Learning for Students with the Most 

Complex Learning Needs (Session 2)

This session will focus on intentionality of systematic design of instruction. Drawing on our knowledge from previous session on including ALL students, this webinar will focus on systematic approach to planning instruction that is flexible, inclusive, and meaningful for all.

October 21st -11:00-12:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Unpacking DESIGN in Universal Design for Learning for 

Students with the Most Complex Learning Needs' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2180919097892574219

 

Unpacking LEARNING in Universal Design for Learning for Students with the Most 

Complex Learning Needs (Session 3)

This session will build upon the previous two sessions by providing specific examples of what learning in UDL environment can look like for students with most complex needs. Video examples and case studies will be embedded throughout the webinar.

November 18th -11:00-12:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Unpacking LEARNING in Universal Design for Learning for 

Students with the Most Complex Learning Needs' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7324012280163669003

 

 

Chrome Tools for ALL Learners Series

Presented 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. 

 

Chrome Tools for FOCUS and ORGANIZTION (Session 1)

With the popularity of Chromebooks in today's classrooms, teachers need to be aware of the various extensions available today on the Chrome Web Store - most of which are completely FREE.  In this session, we'll explore some of the MUST-HAVE assistive technology websites and Chrome extensions for your classroom, and how they can help you work with students and their IEP requirements. 

● Mercury Reader - Want students to read a news article without all the ads and related articles? Use this to simplify the page and eliminate distractions.
● Push to Classroom - get everyone on the same page quickly.
● PlayPosIt - are students really paying attention to the video?
● Voice Typing and Highlighters - have students voice-type their papers and focus on what's most important, using a variety of tools.
● Watchkin - watch YouTube videos in your browser, without the ads and comments!
● Google Picture-in-picture: Take notes on a video that plays live, without switching back and forth to another tab.
● Google Keep - empower students to self-organize their thoughts, assignments, and more - it's a free tool for all Google schools.  

November 5th - 3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Chrome Tools for FOCUS and ORGANIZATION' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/488197857343195149

 

Chrome Tools for UNDERSTANDING (Session 2)

One of the primary benefits of using technology in the classroom is differentiation. Students that need a little extra time to watch a video, look up a definition, or re-read an assignment can easily do so, without affecting the rest of the classroom. Once teachers show their students these tools, students become more independent and confident in their work, which leads to deeper understanding of lesson content.
● Google Dictionary - double click on any word in a web browser to have it defined and read to you.
● Calculator (and MyScript iOS app) - quick and easy drop-down useful for students that require access to a calculator for their IEP.
● Read Aloud / Screenshot Reader / Textshot PDF Reader - turn a PDF or website into something that can be read back to students. Useful for both web browsing AND after students compose a Google Doc where the content should be read back to them so they can hear their own thoughts and writing.
● TLDR (Too long, didn't read) - Create a short summary of any webpage or article.
● Adaptations for popular tools like Kahoot! - what do you do when students can't read or respond that fast? Are there alternatives? (Of course, there are!)  

November 21th -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Chrome Tools for UNDERSTANDING' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1862266334667918861

 

SETTING UP TECHNOLOGY for Students with Special Needs (Session 3)

There are TONS of settings that are built-in to most popular tools owned by Google, from the Chrome web browser to YouTube, that will support work with students that benefit from assistive technology. All you need to do is turn them ON, but many teachers don't know where or how to find them. In this webinar, you'll learn how to activate the hidden power of your favorite online tools.
● Overview of Google's built-in accessibility settings
● How to adjust Chromebook settings to make text more readable
● Working with interpreters in Google Hangouts
● YouTube settings for Accessibility
● Navigation on a Chromebook without clicks
● How to find resources for assistive technology through Google's Advanced Search tool  

December 10th - 3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'SETTING UP TECHNOLOGY for Students with Special Needs' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6937655988947077389

 

 

Model as a MASTER PAL Series

Presented by Tabitha Jones-Wohleber, M.S., CCC-SLP, Communication AACtualized, LLC

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. 

 

Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 1: EmPOWER Communication (Session 1)

A MASTER PAL, or "skilled partner" of an individual who uses AAC engages in authentic and meaningful interactions. In this first of 3 webinars, participants will be provided an overview of modeling and explore topics related to belief systems and nuances of communication, learning, and sense-of-self that influence how modeling AAC to teach AAC impacts learning AAC. Cultivating belief systems that empower autonomous communication as reflected in our words, actions and the opportunities we provide individuals with complex needs will be emphasized.

Model as a MASTER PAL is a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC by highlighting behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner. A link to all Model as a MASTER PAL resources will be provided.  

November 7th - 3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 1: EmPOWER Communication' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6149882295966416397

 

Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 2: Engage Them (Session 2)

A MASTER PAL, or "skilled partner" of an individual who uses AAC engages in authentic and meaningful interactions. In this second of 3 webinars, language characteristics that motivate engagement, invite responsiveness, and foster learning will be applied to specific contexts and conversational topics. Participants will gain insight into how ample modeling, fewer questions, and balanced demands for a response creates more equitable conversational exchanges and supports learning.

Model as a MASTER PAL is a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC by highlighting behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner. A link to all Model as a MASTER PAL resources will be provided. 

November 20th -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 2: Engage Them' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6110144846226987789

 

Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 3: Shaping the Communication Journey (Session 3)

A MASTER PAL, or "skilled partner" of an individual who uses AAC engages in authentic and meaningful interactions. In this third and last webinar, participants will further their understanding of the unique and interrelated as well as differing characteristics of communication and language. Essential characteristics of language development and naturalistic interaction will be examined, as well as the benefits of wait time, and appropriate and responsive prompting. Application of strategies that support receptive and expressive understanding as well as foster rich and connected engagement will be explored.

Model as a MASTER PAL is a framework and compilation of resources that focus on supporting communication partners of those who use AAC by highlighting behaviors and belief systems that shape quality communicative exchanges and emphasize the importance of being an engaged and respectful communication partner. A link to all Model as a MASTER PAL resources will be provided.  

December 12th -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Model as a MASTER PAL, Part 3: Shaping the Communication Journey' - 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1498509405334499853