Date: 11/10/2022 Time: 3:30-4:30 Location: internet Type: Webinar
The complex task of writing for our students with Significant disabilities and Complex communication needs continues. Beginning our writing with Predictable chart writing is idea generation. Webinar attendees will see how our schema building activities used in previous webinars now apply to written expressions for our student switch complex communication needs and AAC users. We will learn not only about the developmental writing stages but how our students with CCN can be engaged throughout those stages. Come and learn how to use engaging and interactive tools such as Canva to create a fun and engaging way to have our students participate in all 5 steps in our predictable chart writing. Attendees will learn how not only to use tools such as Canva, but how to bring in video and pictures without backgrounds to really put our students in the center of their own writing! We will also explore how to encourage spelling and typing along with a balanced approach of using the AAC users icons to support their writing.
Participants will be able to…
- State importance of having built schema before Predictable Chart Writing activities
- Describe two methods AAC users can use to write.
- Be able to create your own Canva presentation and remove background from video and pictures.
Sharon Redmon, M.S., Ad.Ed. AT, ATP
Sharon Redmon is a SpEd and GenEd teacher with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Adaptive Education: Assistive Technology and an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) license from RESNA. Sharon’s passion for AT and especially AAC began with her first teaching job in WI where she became involved in WATI and continues today as a leader in the WI AAC Network created by an AAC Communicator. Sharon has been an AT specialist for a WI and WA school district, ECSE teacher (low incidence population), SPED/ABA/Autism coordinator/teacher, high school and kindergarten teacher and now ATP in private practice. Her classroom experience in WI, WA and overseas schools, has given her a unique perspective on how UDL, AT, and AAC intertwine. She is excited to be back in Washington State and working with individuals of all ages and abilities to access communication and their environment.
Email Sue Wright at the SETC office
Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: https://www.pdenroller.org/cwu/catalog/161162