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Upcoming OCTOBER OCALI Professional Development Opportunities

Oct 13, 2011 -- 12:37 pm
Upcoming OCALI Professional Development Opportunities

To register for any of the webinars below, please visit:

http://communications.ocali.org/lists/lt.php?id=MB4MUAJdVQBKWQFOAgIBAVo%3D

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Reach and Teach All Students Webinar Series - Part 1

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

This presentation will provide participants with information about
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that can help provide access to
the general curriculum for all students including those with diverse
learning needs and provides information on assistive technology.
Universal Design for Learning assists in the planning and set-up of
the learning environment by providing the flexibility for more or less
support to access the general curriculum. Universal Design for
Learning focuses on three kinds of flexibility: representation, to
give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge;
expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what
they know; engagement, to tap into learners' interests Make a personal
commitment to learn more about UDL.

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Social Competence Webinar Series - Part 4: Strategies for Social
Competence and Other Relationships

Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm

What can you do to support individuals who struggle with social
situations and interactions? This webinar will share strategies to
help build social competence and strategies to use after a situation
goes wrong to help the individual identify what happened and how to
approach the situation differently next time. Also, participants will
learn about relationship building keys for individuals with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) and their parents, siblings, and possible
romantic relationships.

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Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series - Part 2: Planning for Access

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental
access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities? How can
practitioners and families plan ahead for appropriate interactions?
This presentation will provide participants with information about
daily practices and planning for students with Low Incidence or
Intensive Disabilities in an effort to develop statewide capacity and
understanding. In targeting this content we hope to develop the daily
planning models and instructional targets of practitioners across the
state. This webinar series will address the challenges that accompany
the education of students with intensive disabilities. Over the course
of the series we hope to offer tools and a planning framework that
will build the confidence and competence of all stakeholders in the
education of students in the Low Incidence population. Make a personal
commitment to build our own practices related to Low Incidence
Disabilities in the second Webinar in this engaging series.

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Access to the Curriculum Webinar Series - Part 3: Assistive Technology

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm

What are some of the biggest barriers to Curriculum and environmental
access for students with Low Incidence Disabilities? How can
practitioners and families plan ahead for appropriate interactions?
This presentation will provide participants with information about
technology and services for learning and for life for students with
Low Incidence or Intensive Disabilities in an effort to develop
statewide capacity and understanding. In targeting this content we
hope to impact the education of students with exceptionalities. We
know this is a complex puzzle requiring many pieces for success.
Assistive Technology and other instructional supports are very
important to each student's path to an enviable life. Student aces to
these tools and supports could mean the difference between a life of
independence and a life determined by others. This webinar will
provide participants with an overview of tools and supports that will
enable students with Low Incidence disabilities to show what they know
and pursue their dreams. Content will relate to accessing the
curriculum and functional/life skills. Find and fill the missing piece
for your students! Make a personal commitment to build our own
practices related to Low Incidence Disabilities in the third Webinar
in this engaging series.

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Why is Customized Employment Important for Transition Age Youth?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 - 3:45 pm

This webinar will help transition personnel learn about customized
employment strategies and how they can be used in the transition
planning process. Students with disabilities who have limited work
experience and skills can benefit from bypassing the traditional labor
market approach to employment. Through Discovery and informational
interviews students have opportunities in a variety of settings to
demonstrate and uncover their skills and interests and develop
measurable post secondary employment goals. Customized Employment
capitalizes on the creativity and resources of the transition team and
the community to facilitate a good match between the student's skills
and support needs and the employer's needs and work environment.

To register for this webinar, please visit:

http://communications.ocali.org/lists/lt.php?id=MB4MUAJdVQFKWQFOAgIBAVo%3D



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