Upcoming Professional Learning Events
Welcome to the new school year! Below is a list of upcoming Professional Learning Events provided by Kansas Infinitec. Throughout the school year we will update information on this page.
Assistive Technology to Promote Literacy for Students with Significant Disabilities (Online Series with Team Coaching)
“No student is too anything to be able to read and write.” This quote from David Yoder from Comprehensive Literacy for All by Karen Erikson and David Koppenhaver encourages educational professionals to expect all students to achieve at the same level as their peers.
Join us for this collaborative, hands-on experience where teams will participate in ongoing coaching sessions with facilitators to develop implementation plans and collect data. Facilitators will be available to help with brainstorming, feature matching, and problem-solve. Together let's work to promote literacy for all of our students.
The series will begin in August and end in March. Teams will meet for an online class monthly and also receive ongoing coaching sessions with the session facilitator.
Academic Access for Complex Communicators (Online Series in collaboration with TASN Autism & Teritary Behavior Supports Team)
We would like to invite you to join us as we explore educational opportunities through meaningful instruction for our most complex communicators. This virtual training will include four half-day sessions. Each session will occur quarterly throughout the school year. Through engagement in learning and collaboration, teams will discover critical links between grade-level standards, communication, and comprehensive literacy. Between each training session, teams will receive coaching as they implement strategies and applyresources designed to improve academic access for their students with complex communication needs. All members of the team commit to attending all 4 days of this training.
This is an opportunity for professionals working in the educational field to share their knowledge and experience with technology as well as network with others across Kansas. The overreaching themes of the summit include Assistive and Educational Technology Implementation, Universal Design for Learning and Universal Technology Supports. We are asking practicing teachers, related service providers and other educational professionals to submit a proposal that highlights their work, innovative practices with technology and the impact this has had on student achievement.