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Making Best Use of the iPad®, Mobile Devices and Other Cutting Edge Technology Tools to Strengthen Learning of Students with Special Needs
Presented by Jennifer Leese
Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Reading and Math Coaches, Title I Staff, Technology Integration Specialists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators
- Discover the latest new apps for iPads and other handheld devices to expand your teaching options for students with special needs
- Learn how to go beyond apps to explore, collaborate, communicate, create, and evaluate all students, including those with special needs
- Gain tips and timesaving strategies to enhance your instruction and fully engage your students with the technology they love to use
- Save yourself hours of time searching through hundreds of apps and technology resources – Jennifer has done the work for you and will share which free and inexpensive apps for mobile devices work best for students with special needs
- Receive both a hard-copy resource handbook and an electronic Live Binder with a wealth of ideas, activities and valuable resources you can use immediately in your own classroom
You are welcome to bring your own fully charged wireless mobile device but it is not a requirement to attend this seminar.
iPad® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Whether you are a beginner with technology or a tech-savvy user, the increasing array of outstanding technologies available today can help you motivate your students with special needs and personalize their instruction in ways that significantly boost their achievement. Today’s remarkable mobile technology and highly effective apps enable students with special needs to function more freely and effectively in both the classroom and the community.
With all the tools and apps that are available, how do you know which ones are best and what will motivate your learners with special needs? Jennifer Leese, an outstanding special education teacher, instructional coach and seminar leader, will share dozens of strategies for using iPads, other mobile devices, web tools, and highly effective internet resources to positively impact student learning. You will discover new ways to reach students with a variety of special needs, including learning disabilities, emotional-behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectual disabilities. At the conclusion of this fast-paced seminar you will walk away with a comprehensive list of effective apps, websites and dozens of practical ideas for using technology to differentiate learning for your students with special needs.
You’ll leave this dynamic seminar – designed specifically for teachers in grades K-6 – with a sense of excitement, new insights, practical strategies, and an extensive resource handbook in both hard copy and e-copy, filled with new ideas and tools you can implement immediately in your classroom. Throughout this fast-paced day, Jennifer will be using a large screen multimedia projection system to introduce new tools and show you how the best, current technology can be used to empower your students, inspire your instruction and better meet the needs of students with special needs.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Discover What’s New in Educational Technology and How to Use it with Your Students with Special Needs
Learn which technology tools work best with students with special needs … Discover dozens of outstanding iPad apps, resources, websites, and teaching tools to engage your students and enhance their learning
- There’s an App for That! Resources for Teachers, Students and Parents
Discover free and inexpensive apps and resources you didn’t even know existed – all perfect for teaching students with special needs … Jennifer has done the work, research and testing of apps in the classroom and knows which are the best fit for students with special needs
- Use the iPad to Teach Social Communication, Organization and Executive Functioning Skills
Learn how the iPad can make communication and social skills instruction interactive and engaging for students with special needs … Innovative ways to use this technology to provide immediate feedback to students in order to change and manage their behavior
- Make the Most of Your Technology and Mobile Devices
Whether you have a single classroom computer, one mobile device (iPad, iPod®, Tablet, or Smartphone) or a class set, discover how you can provide incredible learning opportunities for your students … Valuable tips for finding, downloading and using the latest, best apps and resources with your students
- Strengthen and Support Your Reading and Math Instruction
Discover valuable tips, strategies and proven ideas to support your instruction by using iPads and other outstanding technology resources now available … Acquire practical, proven, standards-based ideas to accelerate the learning of your students with special needs
- Use the Best iPad Apps for Sensory Processing Disorders
Many students experience sensory processing difficulties including over-stimulation and under-stimulation … Learn how apps and technology resources can help maintain their equilibrium and keep them focused and involved
- Do More with Less: Managing Technology in Your Classroom
Incorporate the best, time-efficient organizational strategies for managing technology in your classroom … Learn new ways to make the best use of limited technology equipment and resources
- Meet the Diverse Needs of Your Students with Special Needs
Take advantage of technology-enhanced lesson ideas that appeal to students and significantly increase their opportunities to access learning … See how technology can help you meet the diverse needs of students with special needs
- Increase Strong Home Communication and Involvement
Discover free tools to keep you and your class connected with parents and families … Innovative ideas to use social networking and mobile devices to involve parents in your classroom in new, effective ways
- Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook and Access to an Interactive Website
Each participant will receive both a comprehensive hard copy and an e-copy resource handbook filled with the latest ideas and newest strategies for using iPads and other technology resources to enhance student learning … Included are step-by-step instructions for accessing outstanding apps, lesson templates and a comprehensive list of the best educational websites and resources available for students with special needs
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- What’s NEW in educational technology equipment and tools – including iPad apps and tools for other mobile devices – that are ideal for strengthening learning of students with special needs
- Go beyond apps! Learn how to use the iPad to explore, collaborate, communicate, create, connect, extend learning, evaluate, and help students become lifelong learners
- How to explore the latest apps and resources that work best for students with special needs
- Proven ways to use mobile technology to create engaging learning experiences for your students
- Timesaving tips and tools for using technology and mobile devices to make your life easier inside and outside the classroom
- A wealth of ways to fully involve ALL your students in learning
- Where to find fun, useful resources to help with classroom management and make learning more engaging
- Effective technology tools to communicate with parents
- Innovative ways to use the iPad and other technology to teach social communication, organization and executive functioning skills
- Find apps by IEP goals or special disability categories
- Valuable tips to make the best use of just one mobile device in your classroom
- Proven strategies to effectively integrate technology into your curriculum
- How to use outstanding apps and mobile technology to enable students with special needs to function more freely and effectively in the classroom and the community
- Where to find fun and useful tools, such as online timers and random name pickers to help with classroom management and make learning more fun for your students
- Reviews on the latest accessories to make the most of your iPad
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
As a special education teacher and an instructional coach, I know that our “digital native” students learn differently than their predecessors. In today’s classroom, technology is a critically important tool for engaging all students, especially those with special needs. I find that technology unlocks the world of communication for children and supports their independent needs. It can motivate and engage learners in remarkable ways and it is an integral tool for differentiating classroom instruction and engaging students. Technology can be the key to motivating our students with specials needs in ways that significantly improve their involvement and learning – both in and out of school.
It is my pleasure to share the newest and best resources, tips and technology tools I’ve found that you can use immediately to engage your special learners. The latest – and my favorite technology tool – the iPad, has the potential to provide even more learning opportunities for our students. I will also share a wealth of online tools that have impressive accessibility features – included for free – that make content much more available to our students.
Please join me for an exciting day filled with realistic tips, useful suggestions, creative tools, and easy-to-use techniques that will help you better accommodate your learners with special needs.
I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!
P.S. I promise to provide you with the best, practical apps, strategies and realistic techniques for using iPads, other mobile devices and cutting-edge technology tools in your classroom while we have fun learning together!
Who Should Attend
Educators serving Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Staff, Reading and Math Coaches, Title I Staff, Technology Integration Specialists, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:
- Descriptions of the newest, most efficient ideas for using iPads and other technology tools to engage your students with special needs
- Screen shots and step-by-step directions for using the latest technology tools
- New ideas for using the technology you already have
- A comprehensive list of the best interactive educational websites and apps to motivate and promote learning
- Timesaving tips and classroom-management tools
- Proven resources for increasing communication with parents
Make Best Use of Your Time
Our goal is to make the best use of your time during the seminar while providing you with the greatest variety of practical applications for your classroom. To accomplish this goal we use a large screen multimedia projection system to demonstrate specific applications, digital tools and online resources throughout the day rather than individual devices . You are welcome to bring your own fully charged wireless mobile device but it is not a requirement to attend. Please note that meeting rooms may not have wireless access and will have limited electrical outlets. Your resource handbook and access to a specially created electronic resource will provide you with project ideas and direct links to online resources to support additional hands-on exploration after the seminar
Jennifer Leese will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own classroom or program.
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