Region 11 DCD Community of Practice

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 5/16/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 5/16/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 6126381522
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
5/16/2024 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Region 11 DCD Community of Practice - Virtual Zoom Meeting
Link for participation will be emailed to CoP Representatives & Registrants
May 16, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Emma Mayes, DCD Co-Facilitator
Kayna Plaisted, BrightWorks Facilitator 

Meeting Agenda:

8:30 – 9:15      Welcome & Whipshare – AAC Success Stories
9:15 – 9:45      How to support AAC Transitions: Summer & Next Teacher Pre-recorded with Jennifer Erickson
9:45 – 10:00    Break
10:00 – 10:30  How have you supported AAC Transitions Discussions
10:30 – 11:30  AAC Alternative Access (Eye Gaze, Head Switches, Switch Interfaces, Step Scanning on iPad or computer) Danielle Deschaine
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch
12:30-1:30      Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) Kim Simshauser
1:30-2:00        DCD Classroom and CVI Emma Mayes
2:00-2:15        Presentations Q&A
2:15 – 3:00     Progress Reporting & Goal Planning for 24-25

This initiative is made possible in whole with a grant from the Minnesota Department 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 BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks 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.