12/8/22 Comprehensive Literacy and AAC Users: Building Schema, Vocabulary and Knowledge for CROWD in the CAR Action: With a Bit of STEAM on the Side!

12/8/22 Comprehensive Literacy and AAC Users: Building Schema, Vocabulary and Knowledge for CROWD in the CAR Action: With a Bit of STEAM on the Side!

$55.00

Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Central Standard Time

Sharon Redmon, SpEd, GenEd teacher, and AT Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She holds an M.S. in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology from St. Norbert College and ATP from RESNA and will be a Doctoral student at Penn State University in the Fall of 2023. Sharon’s passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching assignment in WI, where she became involved in WATI, and continues today with the WI AAC Network school committee and founding member of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Regional Networks (WATRN). She is also a member of ISAAC and serves as a member of the Education Committee for USSAAC. Her varied career placements within WI, WA, and overseas schools have given her unique opportunities to combine her passion for AAC, literacy, and Assistive Technology. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others so that we can all continue to learn together.

Includes 0.2 IACET CEUs, 1.5 ACVREP and/or Closing The Gap Issued Certificates of Contact Hours.

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1-4 $55
5-24 $50
25+ $45

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Description

Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Central Standard Time

Comprehensive Literacy approach in action. We have all read or heard of the ground breaking book, Comprehensive Literacy for All, by David Koppenhaver and Karen A. Erickson, which is now my Go-To for teaching literacy to students with complex bodies and complex communication needs. Putting it into practice can be challenging; however, there are a few tools that can make it less daunting.

In this fast-paced webinar, participants will begin by building their own schema on interactive and engaging ways to teach reading and writing to their students with complex needs. We will begin by developing our student’s vocabulary through engaging in interactive STEAM activities anchored to authentic text, which sets the foundation for our students to actively participate in Interactive and Shared reading lessons. Journey with us while we use a few tools; Readtopia, Youtube, The Expanding Expression Tool (Descriptive teaching techniques), and Canva to produce readers, writers, and actors. Oh, yes! Oh, yes, Actors! as the culmination of our hard work, shinned brightly on the stage in our rendition of “The Wizard of OZ.”

Sharon Redmon, SpEd, GenEd teacher, and AT Specialist with over 20 years of experience. She holds an M.S. in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology from St. Norbert College and ATP from RESNA and will be a Doctoral student at Penn State University in the Fall of 2023. Sharon’s passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching assignment in WI, where she became involved in WATI, and continues today with the WI AAC Network school committee and founding member of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Regional Networks (WATRN). She is also a member of ISAAC and serves as a member of the Education Committee for USSAAC. Her varied career placements within WI, WA, and overseas schools have given her unique opportunities to combine her passion for AAC, literacy, and Assistive Technology. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others so that we can all continue to learn together.

Learning Outcomes – As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:

1.  State the importance of developing anchor activities and building vocabulary and background knowledge our students.

2. State the importance of modeling AT to our AAC/AT users and describe CAR and CROWD.

3. Describe three meaningful activities/resources to increase reading engagement.