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.

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Webinar Registration and Login Instructions

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

For a sneak peek at the webinar listings through May 2021, please click the link below.

Fall 2020 Webinars

 

 

 

January 2020

 

Seesaw: Step by Step for Special Ed
By Pete Dulany, President & Founder of Dulany Consulting
Learn more specifics of how to use the Seesaw learning platform in Special Ed! In this workshop we'll take a look at more lesson examples, show you how Seesaw integrates natively with device accessibility features, and take you through creating some exciting lessons for use with your students.
Objectives:
I. Review: Seesaw basics
a. Getting an account
b. Setting up your first activity
c. Finding activities that others have made
II. Seesaw mechanics
a. Accessibility on iOS, Chromebooks, and other devices
b. Organizing your Seesaw materials
c. Grading and providing feedback for students
III. Creating more student examples
a. Live step-by-step demo: How to create activities that get students engaged in the lesson
b. Sample assignments in Seesaw for various topics

Janurary 12th – 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/yaw95dh2

 

 

 

The Great Google Tour to Support ALL Learners Series

By Dyane Smokorowski, Coordinator of Digital Literacy for Wichita Public Schools

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. 

 

Let's Start the Great Google Tour
Ready to find the fast forwards in Internet search for both you and your students? Let's kick off the tour with the best tips and tricks that will take your search skills to new levels. In this session we'll explore the quickest ways to navigate Google Search and Google images while retrieving accurate and kid friendly websites. Be ready to learn while doing as this is a hands-on exploration.

January 13th - 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y9wmewya

 

The Great Google Tour Part II – Books, Magazines, and Newspapers
Let's continue to the tour while exploring some of the newest features in Google Books – the ability to explore microfiche newspapers and magazine archives. Student research is easier than ever before, and in this session we'll give you the tools to help students find resources quickly and accurately.

January 20th - 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y8tqqwyu

 

 

The Great Google Tour Part III - Google Maps and Google Earth
In this session, we're diving into Google Earth to explore how you can take students on incredible virtual tours of history, culture, science, and literature. We'll even show you how to build your own customized Google Earth Tour. Come play with us!

January 27th - 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ybz6afaz

 

 

   

Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities in the

Online World Series

By Gretchen Hanser PhD, MS, OTR/L, Director of Assistive Technology and Tova Horowitz MS.Ed, Special Educator, International Academy of Hope

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. 

 

The Engaging Classroom in an Online World: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities in Daily Remote Learning Experiences
Providing school curriculum through remote platforms is a recent shift that many special education providers have experienced. There are many challenges with remote learning for students with significant disabilities who have difficulties communicating, along with other challenges. Providing robust instruction seems overwhelming, but it is possible!! This webinar will teach you strategies and ideas to transfer your classroom instructional routines to an online platform while engaging students in this difficult learning environment. Concepts and activities to transform morning meeting, unit specific lessons and literacy instruction into an interactive and positive online learning experience will be demonstrated.
Objectives:
1. Identify 3 strategies to create an engaging experience via remote learning.
2. Identify 3 resources to be used for teaching during remote learning.
3. Identify and describe 3 ideas for remote learning morning meeting and literacy instruction. 

January 19th - 3:30PM-5:00PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y8h6laeo

 

Writing with Alternative Pencils in the Online World: Students with Significant Disabilities CAN Write Too!
Moving to an online world has posed many challenges for students with significant disabilities – including how to teach them about writing. For this population of students that struggle with writing (especially online!), "alternative pencils" are an essential solution which allow students to write without using their hands. This webinar will target emergent, beginning writing for students with significant disabilities, including Cortical Vision Impairment. A range of alternative pencils will be demonstrated, along with fun, interactive writing activities and alphabet games-most of which can be done online.
Objectives:
1. Identify 3 alternative pencils and what students might benefit from them.
2. Identify 3 activities for supporting emergent writing using the full alphabet
3. Identify 3 interactive alphabet activities which use an alternative pencil

January 26th - 3:30PM-5:00PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y9wsc847

 

 

PowerPoint on Steroids in the Online World: Making Engaging Literacy Activities for Students with Significant Disabilities, Including Cortical Vision Impairment
In an online world, onscreen materials and visuals need to be engaging, clear and instructive. PowerPoint is a wonderful tool of educators to create such materials. PowerPoint can be used to transform in person class materials into online representations. This webinar will demonstrate how to create a range of materials and activities, such as books, alternative pencils, alphabet activities, word walls and sound awareness activities. Some of the most helpful PowerPoint tools will be demonstrated for adding color, animation, links, sounds, simplifying backgrounds and highlighting images. While these adaptations are useful for all students, these PowerPoint tools are particularly helpful for students with Cortical Vision Impairment who will be highlighted throughout.
Objectives:
1. Identify 3 PowerPoint features that can be used to create literacy activities.
2. Identify 3 PowerPoint features that can be helpful for students with Cortical Vision Impairment.
3. Identify 2 online resources for literacy materials. 

February 11th - 3:30PM-5:00PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ya68j6xj
 

 

 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Series


By Kate McLaughlin, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, AAC Specialist

This webinar series is 2 sessions, please register for each session separately. If you are unable to attend a session a recording will be sent after it airs live. 

 

Emergent AAC Learning Needs
Do you have a student who is just beginning their journey with AAC? Overwhelmed? Not sure where to start? This course will cover what emergent AAC communicators of all ages needs to set the foundation for success. We will discuss common challenges, as well as strategies to effective support these AAC learners. Resources on supporting your emergent AAC user will also be shared.
Objectives:
1) Describe the characteristics of emergent communicators with complex communication needs.
2) Explain the challenges that face emergent AAC users and their educational teams.
3) Describe the hierarchy of communication learning needs for emergent AAC users.
4) Identify 3 strategies to best support your emergent AAC users.

January 21st - 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y87bqrmj

 

 

Aided Language Input: Making the Most of your Modeling
Research tells us that aided language input is a critical component to implementing AAC for those with complex communication needs. Learning to model AAC and making the most of your modeling can feel overwhelming. This course will cover actions you can take to get comfortable modeling. We will also cover techniques to tailor your modeling for your learner in order to be as effective as possible. Resources for modeling within daily routines will also be shared.
Objectives:
1) Define aided language input and explain its importance in AAC implementation.
2) Identify at least 3 actions to support effective AAC implementation using aided language input.
3) Identify at least 3 actions to avoid when implementing AAC using aided language input.
4) Describe how aided language input can be applied within the context of everyday activities and routines.

February 18th - 3:30PM-4:30PM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y73vjryw
 

 

 

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.

January 22nd – 8:30AM-9:30AM CST
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y6xl9f5x