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Supporting Writing Tasks with an iPad

February 13, 2019 8:30 am
February 13, 2019 3:00 pm
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Lindsay Kiraly/ Amanda Beranek
Ext: 2270
NSSED District Services Center- Room 178
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760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, IL, United States

Presenter: Lynda Hartman is the educator/consultant on NSSED's Integrated Technology Support Team. She has an M.A. in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) and an M.L.S. in Assistive Technology (AT). Lynda has taught students across the continuum of environments and age levels. She designed/taught an undergraduate AT class, presents webinars and presents/facilitates workshops on various topics across Illinois and at state/national conferences.

Intended Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Services Staff, Technology Coaches, Instructional Coaches

Activity Description: Can an iPad provide support for students in completing writing tasks? Participants will have the opportunity explore features built into an iPad and download and explore iPad apps that support some typical classroom setting demands. We will dig into the topic of speech recognition. We will look at a decision making process to help participants select appropriate tools and discuss how to incorporate these technologies into the classroom and how to assess their effectiveness. Resources will also be provided to help participants continue in their iPad journey.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and apply a technology decision making process to guide selection of appropriate tools to support student learning
  • Identify tools to support each of the writing process tasks of researching, pre-writing, drafting and revising/editing
  • Identify tools to support annotating and note taking tasks
  • Understand when and how to support exploration/instruction of speech recognition

PD Hours: 5.5
Registration/Coffee: 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Session: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (One hour lunch - on your own)

Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)

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