Easter Seals Presents: 2011 Spring/Summer Assistive Technology Workshops

iDevices in the Schools:  Communication and More!

Format:  Lecture         Cost:  $75

Presenter:  Kristi Peak-Oliveira and Jamie Mobed

June 6, 2011    Boston         9:30 am to 12:30 pm

June 30, 2011  Worcester     9:30 am to 12:30 pm

July 11, 2011   New Bedford  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 This workshop will take a look at iDevices and how they can be used to support students in their efforts to be successful communicators at school.  We will discuss communication Apps as well as Apps that can be used to supplement the students’ needs to promote successful interactions throughout the school day.  We will talk about the importance of social closeness, and strategies for creating fun, meaningful exchanges between students and their communication partners.  We will provide real-world examples, and there will be an opportunity for discussion, problem solving and idea sharing amongst the group.

 Join the iCrowd!  Get the most from your iPad/iPod

Format:  Lecture          Cost:$75

Presenter:  Katrina Caracol-Parker

 July 14, 2011     Boston       9:30 am to 12:30 pm

August 30, 2011 Worcester  9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 Participants will learn skills required to use the iPod Touch and iPad devices effectively for organization, both in and out of the classroom.  Our presenter will teach you the basic ‘care and feeding’ practices you need to get the most out of your iDevice.  In addition, you will be introduced to several advanced tips and tricks such as creating an iTunes account without a credit card and working with touch screen, accessibility features, and motion controls.  Learn about Apps that help individuals with learning disabilities develop and support independence in school, the workplace and everyday life.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to navigate and thrive in the world of iDevices.

Check it Out:  Ebooks, Audiobooks and Mobile Devices

Format:  Lecture          Cost:$50

Presenter:  Catherine Bly

 July 20, 2011     Boston    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 This presentation will introduce you to the various mobile devices on the market today for listening and reading books.  We will discuss some popular ebook and audiobook book reader Apps like OverDrive, Read2Go, iBooks, Audiobooks, and Kindle.  We will talk about the pros and cons of this medium and provide you a list of both children and adult ebook and audiobook sources.  The objective of this workshop is for the attendee to gain a better understanding of the process involved in obtaining and reading and/or listening to these types of books.

Kurzweil 3000 Version 12

Format:  Hands on        Cost:$75

Presenter:  Kristi Voelkerding

June 23, 2011   Worcester    9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Presenter:  Jean K. Roches

June 28, 2011   New Bedford 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 This presentation will provide an overview of Kurzweil 3000’s (vers. 12) reading, writing and study skills supports.  All of the toolbars will be reviewed (Main, Reading, Study Skills and Writing).  This is a hands-on opportunity to learn Kurzweil including such features as Translate, Brainstorm, Outline and Column Notes.

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Easter Seals Massachusetts

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Registration deadline is one week prior to each workshop

Questions? Contact Jeff McAuslin 800 244-2756 ext. 448 Email: jmcauslin@eastersealsma.org  

Can’t get to one of these workshops?  No problem.

 Easter Seals will come to you.

 Easter Seals delivers customized seminars at schools and other professional

settings, on these topics, and many more.  To arrange for a seminar or training

that meets the needs of your students or clients, contact Jeff McAuslin.

  Visit our website at www.eastersealsma.org for more information, including directions to our locations and biographies of our staff.

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