5/4/12: Important Reminders and Announcements and STEM Apps and Software

A Few Reminders & Updates: 

Daniel Jeff PATINS TV ImageStarting on March 20, 2012, Jeff Bond and I initiated the PATINS LIVE TV Series.  Yesterday (May 1) we did the 4th episode in this series.  These are LIVE broadcasts that take place at 11:45 EST and finish at 12 noon.  So far, we’ve demonstrated such things as text-to-mp3, iBooks and iPads and other portable devices and on May 15th will cover the new ICAM changes!  You can also click on the Channels Dropdown menu and choose PATINS TV to watch recorded (and captioned) past episodes!  Get caught up now, you don’t want to miss a moment of this excitement!  ;)

-Of course, these are all free to watch!   We are also seeking your input!  Send us your questions, comments, topics you’d like to have us cover, or suggestions to make PATINS TV Better!  We want to hear from you! Just click here:  www.patinsproject.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=3&Itemid=42  OR click Send Us a Message anytime from the PATINS website.

—We’d like to encourage you to grab some lunch, grab some colleagues and grab a seat in front of a computer at 11:45 on the FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays of each month, to watch us live!  Simply go here to watch:  www.patinsproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=41

 

Young Children Series:  Starting in February and ending in April, PATINS hosted a 3-part Webinar Series on Young Children and Accessible Materials called, “AIM To Start Early.”  All of these webinars were recorded and have now been captioned and made available for you to watch any time of the day or night.  Just go to the Video Collections page on the PATINS Website and then choose the channel called, “AIM For Young Children.”   You CAN GET PGP points for watching these videos, but remember that you must submit the survey at the end of EACH of the videos in order to qualify for the PGPs for any of them.  Contact me with questions.

Here’s a flyer with more info on this great video series, feel free to pass it on to your colleagues: EC Flyer 2012

1. PATINS Video Collections Link

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AIM for Young Children Channel

 

STEM Apps and Tools/Resources:   STEM, of course, is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and has been receiving lots of attention for several years now.   It’s very important to make sure that our students with special needs are included in all the STEM attention.  Here’s a few tools I’ve come across recently that are worth checking out and might help:

Science:

Math

Serious Video Games:

Edyburn’s Text Compactor: 

Text 2 Mindmap

Scratch

Visual Dictionary

Challenge Based Learning

3/16/2012: AIM For Young Children Videos Ready! Tips For The Tech Expo, 2 Apple Sp.Ed. Events

Tech Expo Advice!

We’ve got some exciting and interesting new tools and concepts we’ll be implementing at this year’s Tech Expo.  Those of you registered for the 2012 PATINS Tech Expo on April 19th in Indianapolis will want to:

Good News!  AIM For Young Children Videos!

The  March 5th Video Presentation of Kelly Fonner, Scott Marfilius and Donna McNear is now READY FOR YOUR VIEWING!

  • Click on the below link to view this presentation consisting of 4 video segments in the AIM for Young Children Channel.  Total time is appr. 2 hours to view all 4 segments.
  • http://patinsproject.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=41
  • You can view only the videos in this EARLY CHILDHOOD Collection by clicking the “Channel” Drop-Down Menu and choosing, “AIM For Young Children.”  …Looks like this:
  • Reminder:  After viewing, we’d like you to complete the 2 minute evaluation.  That link is:  http://svy.mk/aimforyoung2   
  • This completed evaluation is REQUIRED to be eligible to receive Professional Growth Points for your participation.
  • The 3rd and final part of this Young Children Series is a webinar on Monday, April 2….right around the corner.

 

Two Apple Events For Sp. Ed. Coming Up: 

3/2/2012: Early Childhood Switch-Ready Apps, Braille on Your Smartphone, QR Codes, Braille App, Story Using Apps, more

Early Intervention Switch-Ready Apps:

  1. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touch-switch/id467933372?mt=8
  2. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inclusive-smarty-pants/id490126715?mt=8
  3.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/switch-kids/id467551739?mt=8
  4. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ispeak-button/id471583149?mt=8
  5. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/switch-kids-lite/id480241366?mt=8
  6. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/attainment-switch/id432089360?mt=8
  7. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/five-sharks-swimming/id490124748?mt=8

 

Braille App for your iOS or Android Phone:
http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/20/can-braille-be-faster-than-qwerty-app-developer-thinks-so/?hpt=hp_bn6

 

Create A Story Using Apps:    www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3753  

5 Common iPad Questions Answered:  http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&EntryId=3672

Some Thoughts/Advice for Parents of 1:1 Programs:  http://www.thethinkingstick.com/advice-for-parents-of-11-programs-2/

 

QR Codes! 

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Early Childhood Part 1 of 3 Webinar Recording AVAILABLE NOW!

The PATINS Project is hosting a three-part series on AIM to Start Early: Implementing Accessible Materials with Young Children with national presenters Kelly Fonner, Scott Marfilius and Donna McNear:

Feb. 6, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

      - The first event in the series was a webinar with Scott and Donna that covered the current educational contexts for using AIM with young children, as well as foundational concepts, research implications, developmentally appropriate practices and the instructional framework.

Please visit the PATINS Video Collection Library Channel web page for viewing

You will need to visit this web page  to fill out the follow-up survey which will qualify you for Professional Growth Points.  Please note viewing this video on a Mac computer requires the Chrome browser.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Stabenfeldt at 812-490-7927.

Mar. 5, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    - The second event will be a live streaming event with Kelly, Scott and Donna that will encompass implementation with demonstration of appropriate technology tools and software and instructional supports.

April 2, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    -The final event will be a follow-up webinar with Kelly and Scott that will focus on developing a plan for implementation and program development/improvement.

Please visit the Survey Monkey web page for Registration information for this informative series.

Professional Growth Points (PGPs) for participation require participation in all three events of the series.  You will need to visit this web page to fill out the follow-up survey for each of the three events to qualify for Professional Growth Points.

All three videos will be on the AIM for Young Children Channel which is available by clicking on the dropdown arrow in the All Channels box in the middle of the page on the PATINS Video Collection Library web page.

2/24/2012: Winner of the 200th Posting Contest, iAuthor to Create iBook iPad Content, Computer Accessibility Tool, Keyboarding Resources & Kid Comments, Archived Early Childhood Webinar Available Now!

200th Blog Posting Image CONGRATULATIONS LISA SMITH from Brownsburg Community School Corporation!  A few weeks back (February 3rd posting)  marked the 200th post to this blog since Fall of 2007 and a chance to enter a drawing for some PATINS Goodies AND a full-day  AT/AIM Training on the topic of choice and at the winner’s school!   I’m happy to state that my random number generator spit out a “6” and LISA SMITH from Brownsburg, you were indeed the 6th person to enter that drawing!   Thanks for playing and I’ll be in touch soon to schedule your training!  If you missed that 200th posting, check it out HERE

 

The Final of  the 6  Mostly Free, Easy, Fun Ways to Get Books/Content on Your iPad:

  • Use iAuthor on a Mac Computer: OK, so this is definitely my favorite!   VERY cool and can be pretty simple or highly complex!  BUT, even though it’s free, it’s only for Mac computers.  I have started creating a couple of books and made a little time this week to finish a sample book and get it onto my iPad.  Here are my perceptions so far:
  • If you’re familiar with using iWeb, then iBooks should be a breeze.  If you’ve never used iWeb in the past, there will be a little learning curve, but it’s not bad.
  • There are several templates offered to help you get started.  They are a nice way to jump right in and start creating by dragging and dropping.
  • Dragging and dropping images and other content like Word Docs or Pages Docs or videos into the templates automatically adjusts the text to flow around them.
  • You can (and should) add interactivity to your books with various widgets… even ones that utilize multi-touch.
  • Accessibility MUST be considered and built-in.  You’ve likely heard me say many times already that DIGITAL does NOT equal ACCESSIBLE.  So, your primary text and table of contents and glossary are built to automatically utilize the built-in VoiceOver on the iPad, BUT be sure you add accessibility to your other media and widgets!
  • It’s pretty simple to then export your book to the iBookstore and make it available for purchase OR free download.  It’s also possible to export it directly to iBooks.
  • RESPECT Copyright.  Know where you’re getting the content from for your book and if it’s not your content, DO NOT use it w/out permission of the owner.  This includes images, videos, and all other intellectual property.
  • I intend to keep exploring iBooks and posting periodic updates as I learn.  For now, if you have a Mac with OS X LION, get iAuthor for free here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks-author/id490152466?ls=1&mt=12

 

My Web, My Way:  “Making the web easier to use.”    This great tool allows users to identify specific difficulties they have with using the web and then offers several methods/tools for helping!

 

Image of student trying typing programsTyping/Keyboarding Resources &  Programs:  I have seen a lot of requests lately for online keyboarding tools.  So, here’s just a small list.  I’m sure that there are more and please feel free to comment here on the blog OR email me with your own suggestions to add to this list.  What’s sort of interesting about this particularly listing however, is that I had a 10 year old student try them all out and provide a couple sentences worth of her initial opinions of them.  (Student comments in parentheses below.  I’ve corrected some of her spelling, but made no other changes to her comments/notes)  Keep in mind that these are not my perceptions necessarily, but the initial feelings of a 4th grader who spent only about an hour and a half exploring these sites.   She had prior knowledge of computer use, but not necessarily any real typing skills.

 

Improv & Bookstream Demonstration Webinars:  Last week I mentioned the new communication development from Don Johnston.  This week I found out about a few demonstration webinars of the Improv software that might be of interest:  (all here: http://www.donjohnston.com/webinars/index.html)

 

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Early Childhood Part 1 of 3 Webinar Recording AVAILABLE NOW!

The PATINS Project is hosting a three-part series on AIM to Start Early: Implementing Accessible Materials with Young Children with national presenters Kelly Fonner, Scott Marfilius and Donna McNear:

Feb. 6, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

      - The first event in the series was a webinar with Scott and Donna that covered the current educational contexts for using AIM with young children, as well as foundational concepts, research implications, developmentally appropriate practices and the instructional framework.

Please visit the PATINS Video Collection Library Channel web page for viewing

You will need to visit this web page  to fill out the follow-up survey which will qualify you for Professional Growth Points.  Please note viewing this video on a Mac computer requires the Chrome browser.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Stabenfeldt at 812-490-7927.

Mar. 5, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    - The second event will be a live streaming event with Kelly, Scott and Donna that will encompass implementation with demonstration of appropriate technology tools and software and instructional supports.

April 2, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    -The final event will be a follow-up webinar with Kelly and Scott that will focus on developing a plan for implementation and program development/improvement.

Please visit the Survey Monkey web page for Registration information for this informative series.

Professional Growth Points (PGPs) for participation require participation in all three events of the series.  You will need to visit this web page to fill out the follow-up survey for each of the three events to qualify for Professional Growth Points.

All three videos will be on the AIM for Young Children Channel which is available by clicking on the dropdown arrow in the All Channels box in the middle of the page on the PATINS Video Collection Library web page.

2/3/2012: Start of 6 Mostly Free Ways to get Books on Your iPad, Congrats Kristin from Wabash, Digital Learning Day, AIM For Young Children Reminder!

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6 Mostly Free, Easy, Fun Ways to Get Books/Content on Your iPad:

  1. Use MS Word and the Free (if you’re in Indiana) ePub Converter from Don Johnston on Mac or PC:
    Download the Step-By-Step PDF of this simple process here: Worde Pub To iBooks Step by Step McNulty
  2. PAGES Software on a Mac Computer:
    Download the Step-By-Step PDF of this simple process here: Pages To iBooks Step By Step Daniel McNulty

 

The Next 4 Ways Are Listed Below and Will be Available Very Soon! 

  1. Install The Magic Catalog of Project Gutenberg ePubs on the  iPad
  2. Use The Free StoryKit App on the iPad
  3. Use MS Powerpoint and the DJ ePub Converter on Mac or PC
  4. Use iAuthor on a Mac Computer

 

Flipped Classroom,  An Info-Graphic:  I’m still forming opinions on this whole Flipped Classroom idea, but I thought I’d share this graphic.  I’m curious to hear other’s thoughts.

 

Congratulaions Kristin from Wabash!  Kristin won the drawing for the 1st quarter prize for submitting follow up evaluations for PATINS Trainings this year!  Kristin won a Kindle and the next prize will likely be an iPevo Webcam/Document Camera.  It’s the same webcam I use for all my trainings where I show an iPad or other device on the desk!  Remember to fill out those PATINS Follow Up Evaluations for your chance to win.  Additionally, by submitting those evaluations, you are supporting the continuation of PATINS services provided to Indiana’s public K-12 schools at no cost to them!

Digital Learning Day!  Digital Learning Day was February 1st and some really neat things took place across the country.  If you missed any of it or just want to see it again, I encourage you to visit the website AND ALSO encourage all of your colleagues to visit the website: http://wpc.1806.edgecastcdn.net/001806/aee/aee020111.html?ebtv=C

Scott Marfilius Donna McNear Early Childhood Part 1 ImageEarly Childhood/Young Children Series NEXT WEEK!    Don’t Forget About This!   It Starts THIS COMING MONDAY AFTERNOON!  You will need to be registered by Monday Afternoon at the very latest!  Click the Picture Above to REGISTER!

AIM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN SERIES

The PATINS Project will be hosting a three part series on AIM to Start Early: Implementing Accessible Materials with Young Children with national presenters Kelly Fonner, Scott Marfilius and Donna McNear:

Feb. 6, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    - The first event in the series is a webinar with Scott and Donna that will cover the current educational contexts for using AIM with young children, as well as cover the foundational concepts, research implications, developmentally appropriate practices and the instructional framework.

Mar. 5, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    - The second event will be a live streaming event with Kelly, Scott and Donna that will encompass implementation with demonstration of appropriate technology tools and software and instructional supports.

April 2, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

    -The final event will be a follow-up webinar with Kelly and Scott that will focus on developing a plan for implementation and program development/improvement.

Click here for Registration information for this informative series.

*Professional Growth Points (PGPs) for participation require participation in all three events of the series.

 

 

1/27/2011: 3-Part Series on Young Children and AIM Starting NEXT WEEK! Emphasizing Responsibility, New TTA Grant Applications Open SOON, ePub Converter Upgrade Reminder, PATINS State Conference 2012 Dates!

Apologies that this post didn’t go out Friday morning like usual.  I have several important announcements though and needed to wait a couple more days. 
You won’t want to miss some of this stuff! 

When Will We Start Teaching Online Responsibility… and stop blocking access???  Anyone who’s ever had a conversation with me about education has likely heard my feelings on all the missed opportunities, teachable moments and chances to grow that happens when organizations choose to block access to the internet or to content on the internet rather than to teach responsible use and to enforce consequences when individuals choose to misuse the tools.  When a student can’t do addition, we teach.  When  student doesn’t know how to implement the scientific method, we teach.  When a student is having trouble giving change for a $10 bill, we teach.  When a student doesn’t know how to access research material in the library, we teachBUT, when a student doesn’t know how to use the internet appropriately, safely, effectively and efficiently, WE BLOCK.  Blocking and Restricting in lieu of teaching responsibility and enforcing a set of rules is something I don’t believe I’ll ever fully understand and truly a dis-service to the students who will not be living and working in a world where they will be blocked and restricted.  Rather, they will need to have skills and tools to make good, safe, appropriate choices.  Further, the students in school districts who understand this and have already changed their policies will have an enormous advantage over the students in school districts who have not.  This article discusses this shift from Acceptable Use Policies to RESPONSIBLE Use Policies and is certainly worth a very quick read.  “According to Wolf, schools have generally found it easy to shift or waive existing policies if it means making the most of the educational value of mobile technologies.” Craven said. “It empowers their learning so much that it would be irresponsible of us as a district to prevent children from using mobile devices or using the device that they learn best with for those few who are going to cause problems.”

 

Engage Students with ANY Device:  IF you do happen to be in a district fortunate enough to allow students to utilize the technology they already have, perhaps in addition to some school owned mobile technology, then definitely take a couple minutes and check out Socrative.  This is a FREE resource for utilized just about ANY device as as Student/Audience Response system. 


New Opportunity!  AIM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN SERIES: 
New PATINS Sponsored Opportunity to learn AIM with Young Children from two awesome National Presenters

  • The PATINS Project will be hosting a three part series on AIM to Start Early: Implementing Accessible Materials with Young Children
    with national presenters Kelly Fonner, Scott Marfilius and Donna McNear
  •  Feb. 6, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST – The first event in the series is a webinar with Scott and Donna that will cover the current educational contexts for using AIM with young children, as well as cover the foundational concepts, research implications, developmentally appropriate practices and the instructional framework.
  • Mar. 5, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST – The second event will be a live streaming event with Kelly, Scott and Donna that will encompass implementation with demonstration of appropriate technology tools and software and instructional supports.
  • April 2, 2012; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST -The final event will be a follow-up webinar with Kelly and Scott that will focus on developing a plan for implementation and program development/improvement.

Click http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AIMforyoungchildrenseries12712 for Registration information or visit www.patinsproject.com for additional information. 

*Professional Growth Points (PGPs) for participation require participation in all three events of the series.

 

IN Early Childhood Conference:  As a nicely timed  follow up to the 3-Part Series with Scott, Kelly and Donna described above, be sure to check out the opportunities at the Indiana Early Childhood Conference on April 26-28.  PATINS should be there at a booth and also presenting.  Registration is now open and more info can be found here:   www.iaeyc.org/IndianaEarlyChildhoodConference/tabid/435/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

MARK  YOUR  CALENDARS!  PATINS State Conference 2012.  Nov.8-9, Indianapolis
more details coming soon!

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NEW ROUND of TTA (Targeted Technical Assistance) Grants AVAILABLE SOON!  As soon as today or tomorrow, you should expect to see PATINS announce that a 2nd round of TTA Grants will be accepted!  Remember you saw it here first!  :)   There will be a fairly short turnaround time on the application and as soon as it’s available, I will post a special announcement with links and resources here on this blog.  In the meantime, you can start to think about who you’d like on your TTA Team and start to gather a little bit of information about your school district with regard to the current status of Accessible Instructional Materials and the 7 AIM Quality Indicators, which are linked here for you: http://aimconsortium.cast.org/best_practices/quality_indicators.  and also listed below:

Does YOUR Indiana school district need help with any of these?  If Yes, the PATINS TTA Grant can help you!

  1. Supporting the provision of appropriate, high-quality instructional materials in specialized formats.
  2. Providing specialized formats  of materials in a timely manner.
  3. Developing & Implementing written guidelines defining responsibilities and actions for specialized formats.
  4. Supporting Professional Development and Training for staff around students with print disabilities and implementation of specialized formats.
  5. Developing & Implementing a systematic process for monitoring & evaluating the provision of specialized formats.
  6. Utilizing data to guide changes that support continual improvement around the provision of specialized formats.
  7. Allocating sufficient resources to ensure the delivery & sustainability of services to students with print disabilities.

 

FREE ePub Converter Upgrade!  Remember to upgraded your DAISY to ePub Converter from the ICAM (Indiana Center for Accessible Materials) for FREE to version 2.0.  This new version makes it VERY EASY for you to create iPad or other eReader content directly from your MS Word documents!   We can always provide you training on doing this as well!   Just ask.   In the meantime, send your DRMs here to get the free upgrade for you:

 

200 POSTS!!!  I’m not sure if anyone but me has been keeping track, but this posting will be #198 since I started doing this “Friday Blog” back in September of 2007.  Remember you can go to the right hand side of this blog and search all of the past 198 posts by month or by keyword.  It’s all archived.  So, for my 200th blog posting, I thought I’d try to do something extra fun, interesting or just different.  If anyone has any ideas or request for the 200th posting, just send me an email and/or leave a comment here on the blog!  All ideas welcome!  nepatins@ciesc.k12.in.us

 

 

 

 

12/16/2011: iRead3/ISTEP Accommodations and Large Print & Braille Orders, What Are You Measuring? Education of Young Children, Upcoming Interstate Webinar, Accessible Pledge, Doing More With Less,

IREAD-3/ISTEP Accomodations:  See Appendix C in the Program Manual, which starts on page 54 and can be downloaded here:

What Are You Measuring and What Assumptions Are You Making?

Same Exam For All Animals Cartoon

After recently having my handwriting and my signature corrected and rejected…(seriously) by an elementary school teacher, I spent a little time reflecting on what we might actually be spending our time and effort on in many classrooms and what it is that we might actually be measuring.  In my particular example, instead of being evaluated on whether I read and signed an important document (the important part) I was being evaluated on my handwriting skills (the much less important part).  I felt frustrated, cheated, misunderstood and a little angry.  I instantly knew how many of our students must feel in classrooms.  Granted, my handwriting skills leave a bit to be desired.  Yes, that is truly my handwriting above.  However, what really mattered in this case was my involvement in reading and understanding the document, not in my ability to produce a handwritten signature.  In short, I felt that I was being measured against something other than what I was told was the primary objective.  I wonder how many students feel this way every day in our classrooms?  How many feel like they know concepts and techniques and information that they are unable to demonstrate?  How many know how to acquire and assimilate new content, but maybe not in the traditional ways?  Are we treating these students fairly by telling them they will be measured on their ability to spell, but then we actually measure their ability to hand-write on that spelling test?  The cartoon above, that many of you have probably seen in the past, demonstrates this idea in a very simple way.  Here’s a few related links and resources as you consider the idea of Fairness not always meaning Equal or Same and also about making assumptions about what students may or may not know.

Doing More With Less:  Many of us probably share a similar feeling that we are often being asked to accomplish more with less time, money and resources than we had last year in our districts, our schools our classrooms.  Here’s a great little video about taking a close look at something/anything that you’re already spending even a small amount of time doing and then trying to be creative about accomplishing multiple things with that one task. Check it out:

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Acquiring and Using Digital Text to Support Universal Design for Learning Webinar Series

Thursday, January 19, 2012 – 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

This OCALI webinar focuses on using digital text to support Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  A very brief overview of UDL will be provided and then we will address the many ways digital text can be modified to support the diverse needs of the students in our classrooms. Several resources for obtaining both copy written and public domain digital text will be provided. We will discuss emerging trends in the use of digital text such as eBook readers and open source textbooks. The presentation will conclude with a review of tools and websites that incorporate many aspects of UDL.

During the 2011-2012 school year, the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), in collaboration with Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) and Promoting Achievement through Technology and Instruction for All Students (PATINS) will provide a series of webinars that focus on assistive technology (AT), accessible instructional materials and universal design for learning (UDL).

Space is limited.   Reserve your Webinar seat now.   [ Learn more and register ]    or at: http://www.ocali.org/project/at_webinars

 

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Young Children/Early Childhood:  Keep an eye and an ear open for some exciting opportunities from the PATINS Project with regard to the Education of Young Children coming this February through Spring 2012!  Watch here on this blog and also the PATINS Website: www.patinsproject.com for announcements!  Also, if you are specifically involved in the education of young children and are looking for particular trainings or resources, please let us know!  Contact your PATINS Regional Coordinator or leave a comment here on the blog: Contact Us.   Also, check into the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Conference,  April 26-28, 2012: www.iaeyc.org/IndianaEarlyChildhoodConference/GeneralConferenceInformation/tabid/809/language/en-US/Default.aspx

 

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Remember To Take PATINS Accessible Pledge (if you haven’t already)

Accessible Instruction: EVERY Educator’s Responsibility

Once you have completed the pledge which is only 4 questions, then your name goes into a drawing for an IPAD 2 to be drawn January 13th.  Join the PATINS Project as we take the Accessible Instruction Pledge.

I pledge to do my part to bring accessible instruction to all students.

Click here to take the Accessible Instruction Pledge.

By completing this form, I pledge that at every opportunity I will…

  • Understand the individual needs and abilities of learners to ensure that my instruction is accessible to all students
  • Advocate for accessible instructional materials
  • Choose to purchase materials that have accessible versions available
  • Create documents and handouts that can be read and completed using assistive technology
  • Support others in their efforts to learn more about supplying accessible instructional materials
  • Maintain an accessible website