NEW PATINS Website! … and trainings being scheduled NOW!
If you haven’t noticed yet, PATINS Project has a brand new website with a new, more functional, look! www.patinsproject.com . A couple of things I’d like to draw your attention to with the new website:
- Upper right hand area; there are up/down arrows allowing you to change the font size to match your needs
- Just Below the up/down arrows, you’ll find the Regional Menu. Here you can go straight to your PATINS Regional Site’s Page to see trainings being offered, Tips & Tricks, Contact Info, Lending Library Request Info and more! Lots of trainings are already being scheduled.
- Check it out, let us know what you think, we’re always interested in ideas to make it more useful to you!
Welcome Back To School…. for MOST of you now: Don’t forget about this TTA Grant before October!
PATINS Targeted Technical Assistance Grants: There seems to be some confusion out there about 2 related but unconnected Grants that were recently announced. There was a grant that was due to IDOE on 8/10 this week. There is a separate and different grant through the PATINS Project that is due October 3, 2011 called the Targeted Technical Assistance Grant for Indiana public K-12 districts. Read about it and apply here! http://nepatins.edublogs.org/2011/08/05/technical-assistance-grants-due-october-3/ Contact us with questions.
Autism Virtual Conference: Sept. 12-16, 2011 FREE
“What Educators Wish They Know About Special Education Their First Year.” “Whether it is your first year at school or you have some experience under your belt, expand your toolbox with strategies and techniques for working students with disabilities!” PATINS will be providing several sessions along with many others. Register SOON for this entirely online and entirely free event!
Flyer Here: Autism Fall 2011 Virtual Conf Flyer
Session Schedule & Register Here: http://handsinautism.org/educatorconference.html
Great DRM’s Are Made! A Great Tips Page from the ICAM for all the DRMs out there. If you’re not a DRM, please share this with your district’s DRMs. If your district doesn’t have DRMs, contact us SOON to help you remedy that situation ASAP! http://www.icam.k12.in.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127&Itemid=105
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Future Abilities, Disabilities, Super-Abilities: I’ve been telling my wife for several years now that I’m just going to take one whole summer off and have all of my bones replaced with titanium bones. As a nurse, she used to explain to me why my idea really wasn’t the smartest. Now, she mostly ignores me 😉 So, you can imagine my excitement when I came across this TED video this week. Maybe my tech-biology dreams aren’t so far-fetched.
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” -Ken Robinson: HERE