Assistive Technology Community of Practice

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/18/2020 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/18/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
11/18/2020 12:30 PM - 02:30 PM

AT Community of Practice
November 18, 2020
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

This is a Virtual Zoom Meeting - Link for participation will be emailed to CoP Representatives & Registrants

Linda Potts, Co-Coach                          
Jennifer Veenendall, Co-Coach           
Kayna Plaisted, Metro ECSU Facilitator

Meeting Agenda: 

12:30-1:00  Check in on Google Site
                   Share Outs – What is going well with distance learning?
1:00-2:30    AT Tips from the Trenches (Matthew Press)

Description: Come join us for a fast-paced hands-on learning session, as we engage in conversations about some of the best of the best options for assistive technology! We will cover tips, tricks, and new tools for professional development, planning, AT use by students and educators, as well as new or emerging resources to help AT Specialists be successful! In addition, the presenters will share their strategy for improving implementation by gaining district buy in at the grass roots as well as administrative levels. This is a critical part of success in the educational setting that is often an area that AT specialists struggle with navigating. With the proper knowledge of tools, sound consideration, and administrative support, successful implementation can be achieved. Leave with tools and resources to use the first day back at work!
Matthew Press is an occupational therapist and assistive technology practitioner. He has practiced in the field of occupational therapy since 1999 and has focused in assistive technology since 2002, earning his ATP credentials along the way. Matthew regularly presents at state and national conferences. He has taught courses in assistive technology at Adventist University, Northern Arizona University, AT Still University, and the University of Florida. He has served as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the department of education in both Florida and Arizona. He currently works in the Peoria Unified School District as a full-time member of the Assistive Technology team.

CEU Hours: 2

This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Board of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education – Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education.  You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.