Here is the postcard provided for the conference with a few more details. Still more details to come!
Topics in Assistive Technology
November 13-14, 2008
Richmond Convention Center, Downtown Richmond
Pati King-DeBaun http://www.creativecommunicating.com
Pati describes herself as a “speech language pathologist by training, an O.T. at heart, and a special education teacher by necessity.” She is known for her hands-on and practical work with children and the use of case and video samples in her instruction. Pati speaks/consults internationally on the topics of interactive communication, augmentative communication, and early literacy for children with disabilities. Instrumental in developing a wide range of innovative literacy and communication materials for children with disabilities including the Storytime Series, Pati is owner of the company Creative Communicating.
Workshop 3: Autism, AAC and Literacy in Early Childhood Programs
Workshop 7: Supported Reading: Building Language and Literacy Skills for Diverse Populations in Early Childhood Programs
Gretchen is the associate director of school-related services at the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. She is also the project director of the Deaf-Blind Literacy Model Demonstration Classroom Project. Gretchen has worked in a variety of educational settings, including assistive technology teams, focusing on communication and literacy for students with the most intellectual disabilities. Gretchen recently received her doctorate from the Teacher Education program at the University of New Hampshire.
Workshop 4: Literacy and Communication Instruction for Students with intellectual disabilities, Including Deaf-Blindness: Yes They Can | Sample Emergent Literacy IEP Goals | Generic Reading Interaction Overlay
Workshop 8: The Power of the Pencil: Getting Writing on the Radar for Students with intellectual disabilities, Including Deaf-Blindnes | Mini Flip Chart
Tammy Worcester, http://www.tammyworcester.com
Tammy Worcester has over twenty years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching various grades from kindergarten to middle school. While teaching, Tammy also served as the technology coordinator for her K-8 school. For the past ten years, Tammy has worked for ESSDACK, an educational service center, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Her website, “Tammy’s Technology Tips for Teachers” ( www.tammyworcester.com ) is a popular online resource for teachers around the world. Tammy has developed several software applications for teachers and is the author of several best-selling technology resource books that are published and marketed nationally.
Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in
finding unique and creative ways to use traditional computer tools in
the classroom. She enjoys sharing her ideas with teachers throughout the
nation and has a presentation style that can be described as inspiring.
Tammy’s experiences as a parent, a teacher, a technology director, and a
training specialist have allowed her to develop a strong sense of best
educational practices. Those skills, coupled with her technology
expertise, enable her to collaborate with other educators to build
models of effective technology implementation that will have the
potential to truly transform schools.
Workshop 1: Cool Computer Activities for Language Arts and Social Studies
Workshop 5: Math + Science + Technology = Learning