Events

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CONFERENCES AND ON-LINE LEARNING

Assistive Technology Conferenc

February 1-3, 2018: ATIA 2018 – Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference; Orlando, FL

February 7-10, 2018: CEC 2018 Convention & Expo; Tampa, FL

March 1-3, 2018: TSHA 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibition; Houston, TX

March 19-23, 2018: 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference; San Diego, CA

AT On-line:

(CEU’s may be available. Please check individual sites. Please also note that most of these sites archive their webinars so you may view them on your own schedule.)

ATIA Online Webinars: Update your skills. Learn what’s new. Find answers. ATIA’s Online Professional Development Webinars Program provides the latest information on AT products, services and best practices from leading regional, national and international presenters. Visit the website for more details: http://www.atia.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3628 .

National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): The AIM Center webinars offer interactive opportunities to develop and extend knowledge about accessible instructional materials. AIM Center webinars are divided into three series to enable participants to select the webinars that focus most specifically on their individual needs, interests, and responsibilities. All webinars are free of charge and open to anyone. http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/webinars

Accessible Technology Coalition (ATC): ATC offers weekly webinars on a variety of AT topics. You can also browse over 30 archived ATC webinars or search all archived webinars by topic, age range, technology, etc. For more information visit: http://atcoalition.org/trainings .

 Bookshare: Bookshare offers a variety of training opportunities to meet your needs! You’ll find complimentary webinars that cover everything from ‘Getting Started’ to learning about the National Instructional Materials Access Center (NIMAC). Most recently added are Bookshare’s Professional Development Workshops. http://www.bookshare.org/_/help/training/upcomingWebinars#Upcoming_Webinars

National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS):This unique educational opportunity is designed with three criteria in mind: to provide quality continuing education in seating and wheeled mobility, to meet the annual CEU requirement for ATP renewal and NRRTS Registration and to provide this programming in an extremely, cost-effective manner. https://nrrts.worldsecuresystems.com/teleseminars-1/Webinars?is_teleseminar=Y

 The National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials: Online courses designed for educators, administrators, parents, and others involved in the provision and use of AIM in schools and at home. http://aim.cast.org/experience/training/courses

Oregon Technology Access Program (OTAP) Web Class Offering: Offering ongoing interactive assistive technology (AT) classes. These classes are held in collaboration with PortlandStateUniversity in Portland, Oregon and offer university credit. For questions or further information visit their website at http://www.otap-oregon.org/Pages/OTAPClassesontheweb.aspx , or contact Terry Christenson at terry.christenson@douglasesd.k12.or.us.

Free/Low Cost Webinars provided by Assistive Technology Device Suppliers!

Crick Software offers, on-line, professional development training for Clicker 5, Clicker 6 and WriteOnline. They also offer a variety of free webinars!! Check them out at http://www.cricksoft.com/us/professional-development/professional-development.aspx

Don Johnston offers 30 Minute Tutorials, Show-Me-How Videos and Student Case Studies. For more information or to register visit: http://donjohnston.com/professional-development/

Laureate Learning Systems: Laureate offers a free webinar on Syntax Tests software to evaluate students with a variety of language needs. Laureate will also create custom webinars on the topic of your choice. To schedule a free webinar, call 1-800-562-6801 Monday–Friday between 8am and 5pm or visit http://www.laureatelearning.com/information/webinar.html

Prentke Romich offers a variety of low-cost, on-line trainings. Check them out at http://www.prentrom.com/onlinetraining/professional-development

TextHelp: Texthelp offers complimentary product webinars that include product overviews and special topics such as Common Core State Standards and Vocabulary Building. They are also offering a new product webinar, “Introduction to Read&Write for Google”! To register or for more information visit http://www.texthelp.com/North-America/Support/Webinars .

AT Certifications/CEU’s/undergraduate & graduate credits.

ADA Accessible Technology On-line Webinar Series: Now offering University of Illinois continuing education units (UIC-CEUs) for professional development. http://www.ada-audio.org/Webinar/AccessibleTechnology/Schedule/

California State University, Northridge (CSUN): “Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP). http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/codtraining.html

 The NEAT Center at Oak Hill: Hartford, CT 06112 http://www.neatmarketplace.org

University of Illinois at Chicago Certificate in Assistive Technology: Coursework can be completed entirely online. To apply, contact Maitha Abagado, Academic Coordinator. Phone (312) 996-1508; Fax: (312) 413-1630 or email to ATCP@uic.edu

RESNA: http://www.resna.org/certification/index.php

 ADA Online Learning: AT online seminars. http://www.ada-audio.org/Webinar/AccessibleTechnology/Schedule/