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MOBILE DEVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES CERTIFICATION


STRAND: Instruction
COURSE: 36 HOURS
MEMBER COST: $725
NON-MEMBER COST: $765

Purpose: The purpose of the Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities certification program is to ensure that special education teachers, therapists, parents, and classroom teachers are prepared to effectively implement the use of mobile devices such as iPads and resources with children who have disabilities. The emphasis will be on learning best practices and strategies for properly integrating the use of mobile devices to maximize learning potential.




Required Courses

Format

Date

Time

Hours

iDevices for Students with Disabilities

This session examines the role the iPad and iPod touch should take in the classroom for special needs learners. Apps for modification and differentiation will be covered along with accessibility features of the devices. Participants will examine the basic functions of the devices and learn their strengths and weaknesses. Learn the latest features of the operating system and how these features address the needs of diverse learners. Participants will discover shortcuts, set preferences, and practice great tips and tricks for using the iPad.

webinar

face to face

2/19/14

and 2/26/14

or

5/12/14

3:30-6:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

6

Accessibility Features on the iPad

This course will cover accessibility features related to physical, hearing, and visual impairments, as well as fine motor considerations. Participants will gain an understanding of the scope of these features, including their limitations.

webinar

10/16/13

or

2/18/14

3-4 p.m.

1

The Captivating Power of Mobile Devices: Interactivity

Children with disabilities often have difficulty with engagement and interaction. This course will discuss methods of using the iPad and other mobile devices to help children develop engagement and encourage social engagement and interactivity. Specific apps that encourage engagement will be discussed

webinar

4/10/14

6/9/14

10:30-11:30 a.m.

1

Cognitive Considerations in Using Mobile Devices

There is a progression of cognitive skills needed to use mobile devices successfully.This webinar will coverwhere to begin based on the child’s skill level as well as the sequence needed in using mobile devices with children who have disabilities.

webinar

10/28/13 or

3/13/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Creating Your Own Content for Children with Disabilities

This course will cover the basics of creating your own content, including media, and managing that content on and off your iPad. Learn tips and tricks for organizing what you need when you need it.

webinar

11/20/13

3-4 p.m.

1

Finding, Downloading, and Teaching with Differentiated Resources

During this webinar, participants will learn about the many resources that are available for the iPad. Learn how to locate, download, and apply the resource to content-acquisition.

webinar

3/5/14

3-5 p.m.

2

Fishing for Apps

With over 500,000 apps to choose from, finding appropriate apps for specific needs can be time-consuming and confusing. This webinar will give you the tools you need to search for apps efficiently and will explore numerous search methods and shortcuts.

webinar

3/27/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Introduction to Assistive Technology and Students Rights Under the Law with Mobile Devices

This course will give a broad overview of assistive technology and will include legal considerations related to mobile device use in the school environment. Research-based assistive technology assessment methods will also be discussed.

webinar

2/20/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Introduction to Early Language Acquisition Needed to Use Mobile Devices

Children need to understand how to communicate and what communication is in order to be successful using any AAC device or application. In this course, learn about the early precursors to language and how it develops.

webinar

11/4/13

or

3/24/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Creating Lesson Plans Using Mobile Devices

This course will demonstrate ideas for using apps to create differentiated lesson plans. English Language Arts, Math, and digital stories will be covered as well as addressing IEP goals.

webinar

11/14/13

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Total Required Courses

16

Elective Courses

various

16

Final Project

A culminating, real-world project that incorporates all of the learning from these courses. Visitwww.tcea.org/mobiledevices for final project details.

4



Elective Courses

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Android Apps

A variety of Android apps will be shared to assist with both classroom and administrative duties of teachers and administrators.

webinar

1/13/14

or

9/29/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Apps for a More Seamless Workflow

Learn how to leverage the power of your device by utilizingDropBox, iBooks, Airsketch, and other apps. Learn how you can present from anywhere around the room using apps, and create a 100% accessibility rate for accessing your files offline with DropBox and iBooks. These apps will help you leverage the use of one iPad with multiple students.

webinar

1/20/14

or

5/8/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Browsers for iOS: Tips, Tricks, and Recommendations

When you are no longer on a desktop or laptop, you might find that you feel limited with the default browser on your iOS device. Join us to learn about other browsers that you might want to consider that allow you to access more content...even Flash content. Tips, tricks, and recommendations will also be shared.

webinar

1/13/14

3-4 p.m.

1

Cases, Styluses, and Bubcaps, Oh My!--Hardware, Accessories, and Safety

Learn about the options for protecting mobile devices and maximizing benefit by selecting appropriate accessories. This webinar will discuss the best cases for children with disabilities, how to choose a stylus for a variety of needs, and what a Bubcap is.

webinar

12/5/13 or

5/8/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Connecting Apps to Standards: Matching and Tracking

This webinar will address a key topic in education--aligning curriculum to standards. Educators will learn techniques for linking apps to content, ensuring that they can be tied to standards. Learn how to track student progress and adjust using data-tracking apps.

webinar

5/15/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Creating Your Own Content for Children with Disabilities-In Depth

This course will go in-depth into creating your own content, including media, and managing that content on and off your iPad. Learn tips and tricks for organizing what you need when you need it.

webinar

4/16/14

3-4 p.m.

1

Deployment, Management, and Support for iPads in Education

While there is no one solution for deploying or managing iDevices, asking the right questions and addressing concerns prior to deployment can be lifesavers. Strategies and best practices for managing iPads in education will be shared.

webinar

2/17/14

or

9/22/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Differentiate Your Content Delivery with QR Codes

During this session, participants will learn how to best apply QR codes to classroom content to enrich and differentiate content for students with different needs. Attendees will learn how to create their own QR codes, design activities using QR codes, and apply QR codes to notes, text, reading assignments, lectures, etc.

webinar

3/27/14 or 9/23/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Enhancing Literacy with iBooks

During this webinar, participants will learn how to leverage the power of iBooks from activating the voiceover to read your iBooks to creating your own iBooks by converting your content (lessons, notes, activities, and more) into ePub format. With this session, you’ll learn how to get your content into iBooks and grow your library.

webinar

1/20/14

or

5/8/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Getting Started with Mobile Devices

Learn how getting started means understanding your goals, focusing on the child first, and celebrating successes. This webinar provides an overview of how using mobile devices can benefit children with disabilities.

webinar

12/2/13

or

3/6/14

9-10 a.m.

1

High School to Independence: Easing the Transition

Ensuring a successful transition of students with disabilities from high school requires thoughtful planning and goal setting. Learn how mobile devices can help develop skills such as balancing a checkbook, making a grocery list, and writing a resume. This webinar will discuss how students can increase their level of independence by maximizing use of mobile devices.

webinar

3/6/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Implementing Mobile Devices with Groups Small and Large

Implementing mobile devices in a classroom setting requires planning, organization, and creativity. Whether you have access to one iPad for the entire class or multiple mobile devices, using them effectively as tools for learning can be challenging. This webinar will cover ideas for integrating mobile devices into lesson planning for both small and large groups.

webinar

5/1/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Innovative Learning

Not sure how technology can help your students learn? Still worried that that these tools will be distracting and ineffective? During this webinar, we will showcase the potential of using technology to improve learning for students who have disabilities. Best practices and strategies for properly integrating these devices for learning will be shared.

webinar

4/21/14

4-5 p.m.

1

iPad Content: There's an App for That!

During this webinar, participants will identify apps for all learning styles. Strategies for implementing the use of these apps will be shared.

webinar

4/23/14

4-5 p.m.

1

iPad Content: Videos and Podcasts

During this session, participants will identify videos and podcasts to build 21st century learning environments. Participants will learn how to access and where to go to find great content for the iPad to be more effective and efficient at implementing the use of the device into their classrooms.

webinar

4/30/14

4-5 p.m.

1

iPad Content: Websites and Web 2.0 Tools that Enhance Learning

During this session, participants will identify websites and Web 2.0 tools to build 21st century learning environments. Participants will learn how to access and where to go to find great content for the iPad to be more effective and efficient at implementing the use of the device in their classrooms.

webinar

5/7/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Managing My iTunes and iPad Device

Join us in this advanced technical session on managing, syncing, and organizing content in iTunes and on the iPad. Participants will learn the ins and outs of transferring content, updating the device, syncing select content, selecting settings, and troubleshooting your iPad and iTunes account. iCloud, app downloading, and more advanced features will be covered.

webinar

5/28/14

4-5 p.m.

1

Mobile Devices as a Support for Students with Vision

Challenges mobile devices running Apple's iOS or Google's Android software now include a screen reader and other accessibility features for individuals who have vision challenges. Using these built-in accessibility features, students with vision difficulties can enjoy the same level of access to educational content as their peers. Along with an overview of the built-in accessibility features on mobile devices, this session will also focus on innovative apps that address the specific needs of students who have visual impairments.

webinar

11/11/13 or 1/14/14

noon-1 p.m.

3:30-4:40 p.m.

Partnering with Parents: Using Mobile Devices for Home Programs

This webinar will help educators and therapists understand how to get parents/caregivers familiar with and excited about using mobile devices in the home setting. Common barriers for families using mobile devices in the home and how to help families overcome those challenges will be discussed.

webinar

1/30/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Real Life Examples: Children with Disabilities Using Mobile Devices

Having a vision for children improving skills and gaining confidence is vital for individual achievement. This webinar will feature examples of children using mobile devices successfully in a variety of environments.

webinar

1/9/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Technology Tips for the Classroom

Technology is the perfect tool to help differentiate instruction for all students, whether gifted and talented, ESL, special needs, or regular ed. During this session we will highlight best practices for embracing technologies for successful implementations. Join us as we explore and design content rich, 21st century learning environments for your students.

webinar

4/2/14 or 12/4/14

4-5 p.m.

Using Mobile Devices with Children Who Have Multiple Disabilities

This webinar will help participants understand that even the most severely impaired population can benefit from using mobile technology. Finding apps to match goals and track student data will be discussed.

webinar

11/7/13

or

3/13/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Using Mobile Devices with Children with Disabilities in an Elementary Setting

In this course, we will discuss the use of mobile devices in elementary classrooms across subject areas, in inclusion settings, and special education classrooms.

webinar

5/5/14

10:30 11:30 a.m.

1

Using Mobile Devices with Children with Disabilities in a Secondary School Setting

Finding lessons and activities to meet students IEP goals can be a challenge. In this webinar, we will review sample IEP goals from 6th through 12th grades and apps that will help you meet goals and track data. Helping students meet goals and measure individual progress will be key components of this course.

webinar

2/27/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Using Mobile Devices with Very Young Children

This webinar will demonstrate how mobile devices can help to develop and hone the fine motor, gross motor, and communication skills that are necessary for a child’s development during their first years of life. Mobile devices can be used as a fun and interactive way to help children with disabilities develop these important skills.

webinar

5/19/14

9-10 a.m.

1




Therapy-Related Courses:

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Bringing Fun to Artic Drills!

Mobile devices bring a whole new dimension to articulation therapy. Learn to use apps to add a little fun to articulation drills. Techniques for using a variety of apps will be discussed.

webinar

1/13/14

9-10 a.m.

1

Building Language: Advanced Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

This course will teach you the process of how to transition a child from basic communication skills, such as picture/symbol discrimination and one word/symbol statements, to multi-word/symbol statements and being able to navigate through his/her communication system to express needs, wants, and thoughts.

webinar

1/2/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1

Early Communication Goals and Mobile Devices

This course will address very early communication goals at the level of infant and toddlers, including language precursors and early verbal communication. Apps will be recommended for common goals.

webinar

3/13/14

1-2 p.m.

1

Labeling and Requesting: Early Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Beginning AAC

There are many AAC apps available for the iPad and other mobile devices. In this course, you will learn where to start and some of the options available for beginning AAC at all age levels.

webinar

1/6/14

1-2 p.m.

1

Reaching Language Goals with Apps

This webinar will review common language goals and apps that address these goals. The course will focus on developmental levels of 3 - 7 years. Home program suggestions will also be reviewed.

webinar

2/17/14

1-2 p.m.

1

Strategies for Improving Handwriting

This webinar will cover using mobile devices to improve handwriting skills. There are many apps available for this purpose, and the instructor will discuss what to look for in an app for handwriting practice.

webinar

4/10/14

3:30-4:30 p.m.

1