AT Support Team Workshops

AT Support Team Workshops

teachers at workshop bannerABLE Tech workshops are designed for educators with a wide range of Assistive Technology (AT) knowledge, providing standards-based training, hands-on practice, and dynamic coaching for the novice up to the expert educator.

These FREE sessions will take participants from theory to practice with hands-on activities to learn the steps for providing Assistive Technology (AT) to students in schools. The lineup will include a 3-part series of training all offered in Enid, Oklahoma during the fall school semester, and repeated in Shawnee, Oklahoma in the spring.

Assistive Technology (AT) Workshop Series

– Part 1 –

– Part 2 –

– Part 3 –

Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

Gathering Information and Trialing Devices

Assistive Technology (AT) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) & Implementation

  • Describe consideration of AT for all students with disabilities.
  • Summarize what the law says about AT consideration.
  • List potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.
  • Explain the steps to conduct an AT assessment. 
  • Describe how to borrow AT for a trial.
  • Apply the steps of an AT assessment with a student.
  • Learn how to write AT into an IEP.
  • Summarize the AT implementation process.
  • Compare and contrast AT across disabilities.
  • Identify funding resources for AT acquisition.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. School districts are invited to form “AT Support Teams” which include administrators, special education teachers, and related service providers to attend the workshops together.

Each participant must register separately.

Part 1  – Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

Fall Session: Sept. 12, 2019
Stride Bank Center
301 S. Independence Street
Enid, OK  73701

Register for Sept. 12 Session

Spring Session: Jan. 23, 2020
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
One John C. Bruton Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74804

Register for Jan. 23 Session

Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.



4.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA. Offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).
Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found here.
Speaker Disclosures: Kimberly Berry, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Linda Jaco, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, Amy Woods, Sandra Wright-Hackler 
Financial Disclosure: All the speakers named above are the staff of Oklahoma ABLE Tech.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any of the speakers.


Part 1 – Downloads

Part 1 – Agenda (pdf) Part 1 – Special Factors Support (pdf) Part 1 – Post-workshop Evaluation (pdf)
Part 1 – PPT – AT Consideration (pdf) Part 1 – BEEC- AT guide (pdf)  

Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices

Prerequisite: Part 1 – Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT)

Fall Session: Oct. 24, 2019
Stride Bank Center
301 S. Independence Street
Enid, OK 73701

Register for Oct. 24 Session

 
Spring Session: Feb. 20, 2020
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
One John C. Bruton Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74804

Register for Feb. 20 Session

Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment and the procedure for borrowing AT to trial with students. Educators will be provided the opportunity of making low-tech AT to help students with classroom tasks. Handouts will be posted on this webpage before the training date. 


Time Topic

8:00 am

Check-in

8:30 am

Introduction/Overview

8:40 am

Law of AT Assessment

9:00 am

AT Assessment Steps 1-3

9:30 am

BREAK

9:45 am

AT Assessment Step 4

11:00 am

LUNCH

12:00 pm

AT Assessment Step 4 Continued

1:00 pm

BREAK

1:15 pm

AT Assessment Step 5

1:45 pm

Best Practices for AT Assessment and Operational Procedures

2:15 pm

Mid-tech Activity/Make ‘n Take

2:45 pm

Questions/Comments/Evaluation

3:00 pm

Adjourn


ASHA CEU Brand Block
5.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA. Offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found here.
Speaker Disclosures: Kimberly Berry, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Linda Jaco, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, Amy Woods, Sandra Wright-Hackler
Financial Disclosure: All the speakers named above are the staff of Oklahoma ABLE Tech.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any of the speakers.

Part 3 – Assistive Technology (AT) in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Implementation

Prerequisite: Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices 

Fall Session: Nov. 14, 2019
Stride Bank Center
301 S. Independence Street
Enid, OK  73701

Register for Nov. 14 Session

Spring Session: March 26, 2020
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
One John C. Bruton Blvd.
Shawnee, OK 74804

Register for March 26 Session

Participants will learn how to write Assistive Technology (AT) in the  Individualized Education Program (IEP ), summarize the AT Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify funding resources for the acquisition of AT. Afternoon breakout sessions will offer educators opportunities to see and try devices in the categories of their choosing.


Time Topic

8:00 am

Check-in

8:30 am

Intro/Housekeeping

8:40 am

Transition

8:45 am

Breakout Session 1

10:00 am

Transition

10:15 am

AT Assessment Step 5 – AT Acquisition and Funding

10:45 am

AT in the IEP

11:15 am

Best Practices and Operational Procedures for AT in the IEP

11:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm

Breakout Session 2

1:45 pm

Transition/Break

1:55 pm

Step 6 – Implementing the Device

2:25 pm

Best Practices and Operational Procedures for AT Implementation

2:40 pm

Questions/Comments/Feedback

3:00 pm

Evaluation and Adjourn


ASHA CEU Brand Block
5.0 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA. Offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Policies, including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures can be found here.
Speaker Disclosures: Kimberly Berry, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Shelley Gladden, Linda Jaco, Allyson Robinson, Shelby Sanders, Amy Woods, Sandra Wright-Hackler 
Financial Disclosure: All the speakers named above are the staff of Oklahoma ABLE Tech.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: No relevant financial relationship exists for any of the speakers.

Travel and Substitute Teacher Expense Reimbursement Available!

ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops are FREE thanks to a partnership between the State Department of Education (OSDE) and ABLE Tech, plus OSDE may reimburse your district for paying substitute teachers and other travel-related expenses for you to attend this workshop.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval to use Project 613 Funds by submitting a request through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On. Information needed for the request includes the training title and date, names and titles of staff members attending, and estimated costs for substitutes and travel expenses. After the training, districts must submit a computer-generated Expenditure Summary and Detail Report and supporting documentation through the GMS. For questions, please contact one of the following:

Carole Tomlin
carole.tomlin@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-2335
Janet Felton
janet.felton@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-3587
Karen Howard
karen.howard@sde.ok.gov   | 405-522-1578
Ashlee Henson
ashlee.henson@sde.ok.gov  |  405-521-4857

Accommodation Requests:

Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling (1-800-257-1705) or emailing abletech@okstate.edu


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