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Have you considered starting a core vocabulary initiative but don’t know where to begin?  Or have you started one, but would like to enhance it? In this session, this enthusiastic presenter who began a core initiative in her district (ages 3-21) over 9 years ago, will share many of the tips and tricks they have learned along this journey of implementing core across the district.   Information about their universal core approach will be shared including; how we got started, who to get on board and how, choosing your anchor set of symbols, determining your low tech board set up, …

Do you work with students with complex communication needs that are in middle school, high school or at the transition level?   Would you like to learn about some fun and clever ways to provide your students with core vocabulary (both visually and verbally)?  If so, this is the webinar for you! This enthusiastic presenter will share a variety of activities, resources, and creative ways to increase communication with your older students.   Information will include; quick age appropriate activities like going on a virtual roller coaster and playing games that are “cored out.” She will share how to embed core …

Kelly Key is an administrator in Barrington District 220 in Barrington, Illinois, a unit school district with twelve schools. She has been the Assistive Technology Coordinator and Special Services Facilitator in the district for the past ten years. Prior to becoming an administrator, she taught special education for nine years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Northern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Northern Illinois University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. She also has an ATACP (Assistive Technology Applications Certificate) from the University of …

Kelly Key is the assistive technology coordinator and a special services facilitator for Barrington Community School District 220 in Barrington, IL. She has a BA in teaching special education, a MA in Early Childhood Special Education, a CAS in Educational Leadership, and completed the CSUN Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP). Daniel Cochrane is the full-time assistive technology coordinator for Community Unit School District 200 in Wheaton and Warrenville, IL. He is also an adjunct instructor for the Assistive Technology Certificate Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC). He has an MA in teaching special education, an MS …