KSDE Secondary Transition Webinar Series: The Beneficial Role of Assistive Technology in the Transition Process 

by KSDE Special Education & Title Services

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March 12, 2024 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
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Course Fee

FREE

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This event is part of a 9 event series:

Course description

 

 

Description:

Dive into the fundamental concepts of Assistive Technology (AT) skills and the pivotal role AT plays in supporting students to succeed in post secondary life. Explore how technology can empower individuals with diverse needs to overcome barriers and enhance their independence in educational and life transitions. This session will highlight the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Postsecondary Settings (QIAT-PS) tool. The session is designed for educators, specialists, administrators, and transition coordinators. Empower your students to navigate the path ahead with confidence and independence. 

About the Presenters:

Janet Peters is the Kansas Infinitec Project Director. In that role, she leads the High Quality Instruction within Inclusive Learning Environments project, which is a statewide inclusion initiative funded by the Kansas Department of Education with AT, UDL, and Co-Teaching strands. She was most recently the Project Director for the Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES) at CAST. In that role, she worked with district teams across the nation to help build the capacity of schools to improve their collaboration and efficacy of Assistive Technology (AT) and Educational Technology (EdTech) systems. Janet was also the Project Coordinator for Assistive and Educational Technology for the Great Lakes ADA Center, where her focus was website accessibility, assistive technology in post-secondary settings, and effective assistive technology skills for transition-aged youth with disabilities. Early in her career, Janet was the Project Director of the Simon Technology Center at PACER Center, a Parent and Training Information Center where she pioneered the Kids with Technology Are Enriched (KITE) early childhood project and the EX.I.T.E. (EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering) summer camp for girls with disabilities. Janet is passionate about using technology and systems change to improve inclusion and learning outcomes for students with disabilities.

Beth Zillinger graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication Disorders. She worked for the North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative and then Keystone Learning Services in multiple capacities as a K-12 Speech-Language Pathologist, Austism Insterdisciplinary and Diagnostic Team Member and Assistive Technology/Augmentative Alternative Communication Team Coordinator. Discovering technology to support all learners in unlocking their potential continues to be her passion. She now supports students, families, staff and schools in Kansas as the Kansas Infinitec Coalition Program Director. 

 

 

 

Learning Objectives

Learning Targets: 

  • Understand the importance of AT for student success in postsecondary life 
  • Learn about AT in real-life student scenarios
  • Analyze AT Resources

Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.

Details

DATE & TIME
March 12, 2024 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
LOCATION
Zoom
FORMAT
Meet Online 0.1 Professional Learning Contact Hours
PROVIDER(S)
CONTACT
Stacie Martin
17852966855
TRAINER
Janet Peters

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