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

 

May 2020

 

 

Illinois Assistive Technology Manual Series

Presented by Gayl Bowser, Independent Consultant, Former Coordinator of Oregon AT Project

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. 

 

Hot Off the Press – Overview of Updates and Changes in the Second Edition of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual (Session 1)

The second edition of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual provides guidance to IEP Teams, Schools, and Districts, regarding common questions that arise in AT service delivery. This webinar is designed to provide an overview of and rationale for the recent updates and changes included in the revision in response to stakeholder feedback and changes within the AT field. Attendees will review the layout of the Manual and identify key components with respect to the provision of AT devices and services in schools.  

April 27, 2020 - 3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Hot Off the Press – Overview of Updates and Changes in the

Second Edition of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual ' - 

https://tinyurl.com/vt6ockk

 

 

Understanding AT Processes in the Illinois AT Guidance Manual (Session 2)

The second webinar in this series about Edition 2 of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual will provide a more in-depth look at information about AT Consideration, Evaluation, Inclusion in the IEP and Implementation. Attendees will review specific guidance in the manual and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the ways that the manual can inform their work with students who need assistive technology.

May 4, 2020 -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Understanding AT Processes in the Illinois AT Guidance Manual' - 

https://tinyurl.com/t9kw7uf

 

 

Illinois AT Guidance Manual Second Edition: Transition for Students who Use AT and Additional Resources (Session 3)

Some aspects of the second edition of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual are entirely new to the guide. In this webinar we will review the new chapter on transition for student who use AT and take a look at resources like the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services and example forms that have been included in the appendices.

May 11, 2020 -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Illinois AT Guidance Manual Second Edition: Transition for

Students who Use AT and Additional Resources' - 

https://tinyurl.com/tmwozf2

 

 

Using the Illinois AT Guidance Manual to Help Create an Infrastructure to Support Effective AT Services (Session 4)

Many chapters of the second edition of the Illinois AT Guidance Manual identified the legal and procedural requirements for an agency to provide assistive technology devices and services to all students who receive specially designed instruction and need AT to benefit from their educational program. Much of the guidance has been directed to the specific actions that an IEP team would take to meet the needs of an individual student. Agencies that provide AT services that are equitable effective and efficient for all students, offer operating guidelines for all staff about how AT services are developed and managed. The purpose of this webinar is to describe the components of an infrastructure that supports effective AT services.

May 18, 2020 -3:30-4:30

Click on the link to register for 'Using the Illinois AT Guidance Manual to Help Create an

Infrastructure to Support Effective AT Services' - 

https://tinyurl.com/r9k9d4s 

 

 

 

What's Level Got to Do with It? Comprehensive Support for Emotional and Energy Regulation for Individuals with Autism (2 Part Series)
Presented By Dr. Amy Laurent PhD, OTR/L, Autism Level Up, and Dr. Jacquelyn Fede, Autistic Self-Advocate, Developmental Psychologist and Program Evaluator, Autism Level Up

 

Compliance is Not the Goal: Rethinking Support for Autistic Students
Autistic individuals often exhibit behaviors deemed to be problematic and challenging. This webinar will reframe our understanding of challenging behaviors by examining how emotional regulation abilities influence an individual's capacity to navigate their day, particularly when difficulties are encountered. Factors influencing and means of supporting emotional regulation will be explored from a first-person autistic perspective and in terms of developmental theory.

May 1, 2020 -12:00-1:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Compliance is Not the Goal: Rethinking Support for Autistic Students' - 

https://tinyurl.com/yd4l7cjh

 

 

Leveling UP! Comprehensive Support for Emotional Regulation
This webinar will introduce a comprehensive suite of emotional regulation supports developed by Autism Level UP! Participants will have opportunities to apply the tools and strategies presented with opportunities to consider the tools for autistic people they teach or with whom they work, live and/or play. Modifications for the supports will be discussed for individuals at a variety of developmental levels (e.g., students who are not yet communicating using words, those who are emerging language learners, and those who are conversational).

May 7, 2020 -3:30-4:30 

Click on the link to register for 'Leveling UP! Comprehensive Support for Emotional Regulation' - 

https://tinyurl.com/yc79egt6

 

 

 

 

Trainings for Paraprofessionals

 

Supporting Reading with Technology, What is my Role! - Digital Text for Paraprofessionals
Presented By: Cindy Malone, SLP-CCC, Infinitec AT Facilitator and Trainer
Students who struggle to read often require support accessing reading materials from classes. While some students benefit from having adults read materials from their classes, other students gain more independence and comprehend more information using technology to access reading materials. During this webinar, paraprofessionals will learn about digital text and their roles in supporting students who struggle reading.

May 8, 2020 -9:00-10:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Supporting Reading with Technology, What is my Role' - 

https://tinyurl.com/y7pubctb

 

 

Top 10 Google Tips Paraprofessionals Need to Know When Working from Home
Presented By: Tim Kennedy, Assistive Technology Facilitator, Infinitec 
This webinar will focus on how to effectively use the Google for Education products in a different environment than school and how to use Google to work with students remotely.

May 13, 2020 -9:00-10:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Top 10 Google Tips Paraprofessionals Need to Know When Working from Home' - 

https://tinyurl.com/y7ofdghy

  

 

 

Communication and Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Series for Paraprofessionals

Presented by Heather Miller-Schwarz, MS, SLP-CCC, AT Faciliatator, Infinitec

 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Implementation for Paraprofessionals
This session is designed for paraprofessionals working with students with communication disorders who use or may benefit from the use of AAC. This session will identify evidence-based strategies to encourage the use of AAC in the classroom. Participants will identify barriers to success and develop strategies to avoid these barriers in order to promote total communication in the classroom.

May 4th - 1:00-2:30 

Click on the link to register for
'Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Implementation for Paraprofessionals'

https://tinyurl.com/yc2or2fb

 

 

Partner-Augmented Input for Paraprofessionals
Partner-augmented input, also known as AAC modeling, is an evidenced- based strategy where a communication partner points to or selects vocabulary on a student's communication board or device while simultaneously speaking. This presentation will discuss how to provide partner- augmented input to support the language development of an AAC user. Participants will discuss tips and tricks for modeling and solutions to any barriers or concerns.

May 11th - 1:00-2:30 CST

Click on the link to register for 'Partner-Augmented Input for Paraprofessionals'

https://tinyurl.com/yc8m7ety

 

 

Using and Fading Prompts for Paraprofessionals
Prompts and cues are supports we provide to our learners to assist them in performing a desired activity, behavior or skill. Participants will identify the different types of prompting hierarchies that can be used in the classroom and discuss the importance of fading cues to decrease prompt dependency over time.

May 18th - 1:00-2:30

lick on the link to register for 'Using and Fading Prompts for Paraprofessionals'

https://tinyurl.com/yabwtdhd
 

 

 

Paraprofessional Learning Series (Repeat Sessions from the April Series)

Presented by Linda Aldridge, Owner of LA Learn

 

Understanding Student Behavior: Factors that explain WHY!
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.

May 5th - 9:00-10:00

Click on the link to register for 'Understanding Student Behavior: Factors that explain WHY!'

https://tinyurl.com/yaxoerpp

 

 

Understanding Student Behavior: School, Community, and Home Setting Conditions
Most have had this experience: The more you understood where the student is coming from, the easier it was to help that kid. This is because understanding facilitates empathy and capacity to comprehend from the student's point of view. Sometimes, behaviors that seem unusual, bizarre, or even frightening make total sense in light of conditions experienced at school, in the community, or at home. Join this webinar to learn about setting conditions, what they are and how you can assist the student as he travels through school, community, and home.

May 6th - 9:00-10:00

Click on the link to register for 'Understanding Student Behavior: School, Community, and

Home Setting Conditions'

https://tinyurl.com/ycahqtfg

 

 

Promoting Social/Emotional Growth
Have you wondered about terms like stress, anxiety, and trauma? Increasingly, schools are teaching emotional regulation strategies. Participate in this webinar and find out how paraprofessionals contribute, every day, to the emotional well- being of our most fragile students.

May 12th - 9:00-10:00

Click on the link to register for 'Promoting Social/Emotional Growth'

https://tinyurl.com/yazd48go
 

 

 

ExecutiveFunction Series for Paraprofessionals

Presented By Paige Buckingham, MS, SLP-CCC, Special Education Facilitator, Member of the Kansas Infinitec Coalition Cadre
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.  

 

Executive Function Skills and Strategies
Executive function skills are the skills we use every day to help us navigate the world. Many of our students have weaknesses in these areas that impact their ability to effectively and independently participate in the classroom. Come learn about executive function skills and how you can support skill development in the classroom.

May 6, 2020 -11:00-12:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Executive Function Skills and Strategies' - 

https://tinyurl.com/ycc3ojnw

 

 

Myth Busters using Executive Functioning Skills
"The student is lazy." "He never turns in his homework." "She can't stay on task without someone sitting right beside her". We have all heard statements like these related to students. Often times the behaviors we see are a result of weaknesses in executive functioning skills. This webinar will work to change how we see these behaviors and instead see the through the lens of executive functioning while giving you strategies to support the development of those skills. Let's bust these myths together.

May 8, 2020 -11:00-12:00 

Click on the link to register for 'Myth Busters using Executive Functioning Skills' - 

https://tinyurl.com/ycymh5kg