Our students have lots of needs. We have some tools and strategies that we have found to be efficient, but are they effective long-term? We have great students, ready and willing to learn if we can just find the right combinations to support their varied learning needs. We will explore the concept of SETT, student, environment, task and tools as a framework for understanding how to support student learning. Then we'll delve into a variety of strategies and tools that can help students build their skills toward independence! We are fortunate as a CESA to have access to a range of assistive technology tools and we will explore some of these, focusing on a range of low tech classroom options and the text readers available in the AT Labs and increasing access to voice recognition around the school.
The following topics will be discussed:
Students - self regulation, social skills, learned helplessness, motivation, background knowledge, and vocabulary.
Environment - regular and special education, positive and supportive learning spaces, access to curriculum and materials, and time and process to complete.
Task - self-initiation, ability to complete, regular curriculum, accommodations, modifcations, IEP drives service, prompt hierarchy (to establish what they know, what they want, what they have learned), determine what is needed to complete an activity independently and challenges (student ownership of learning, waiting for interpretation, need vocabulary and background knowledge, opportunities to practice).
Tools - tools currently using, tools you need, common low tech, reading text readers and accommodations vs. modifications, samples of various tools, tools as a progression, internet, digital tools and Livescribe pens.
Instructor: Marcia Obukowicz, CESA #9
Date: October 23, 2012
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Place: CESA 9, Tomahawk
Cost: $100 per person for School Improvement Members
$295 per person for Non-members
Standards: WTS 3 & 8, Wisconsin SPP Indicators 6, 7 & 12
Register by October 16, 2012
Workshop Questions: Becky Collins
Registration Questions: Jean Hill
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