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Wednesday October 27th

VI Session Descriptions

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8:15 -9:45

Integrating Metacognition Strategies to Improve Comprehension for DHH Learners

Join us for a hands-on demonstration by Jim Franklin, teacher of special education, who invented a number line to help students round numbers up to 10,000,000. View a variety of math manipulatives that address the standards of fractions, decimals, money, elapsed time, weight, and capacity. Learn tips and strategies, such as adding and subtracting mixed numbers with different denominators and then reduce answers without paper and pencil, that are applicable to all students, including students with visual impairments

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Jim Franklin

President & Creator at Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives, LLC

10:00 -11:30

 

 

2:00 – 3:30

 

Implementing the mantis Q40 in Your Classroom

This session will provide an overview of the layout and menu structure of the APH Mantis Q40.

 

Implementing the Chameleon 20 in Your Classroom

This session will provide an overview of the layout and menu structure of the APH Chameleon 20.

Jill Dunaway

Jill Dunaway currently serves as assistive technology trainer/specialist at the Center for
Assistive Technology Training, an innovative partnership between Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and the American Printing House for the Blind. Prior to joining CATT, she taught assistive technology at the Alabama School for the Blind for fifteen years. She also serves on the curriculum committee for the Quorum Programming language, a computer programming language specifically designed for users who are blind or visually impaired. A braille reader and screen reader user herself, Ms. Dunaway likes to say that assistive technology and braille literacy are keys to independence.

 

Dr Susie Thomas

Dr. Susie Thomas  has over 22 years of teaching experience. Dr. Thomas spent 10 years as a secondary science teacher and 12 years as a CTVI and COM specialist. She works with the Center for Assistive Technology Training (CATT) located in Talladega, Alabama.

11:30 – 12:15

Chat with Low Vision Etc.

Dr. Lilli Nielsen describes the philosophy of active learning as “if given opportunity to learn from their own active exploration and examination, children will achieve skills that become a part of their personality, and so are natural for them to use in interactions with others, and of fulfillment of their own needs, and will gradually let children react relevantly to instructions and education, in other words to be as independent as possible.”

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Kathy Foster

Owner of Low vision, etc.

12:15 – 1:45

Active Learning for Students in the Sensorimotor Preoperational Stages of Development

Dr. Lilli Nielsen describes the philosophy of active learning as “if given opportunity to learn from their own active exploration and examination, children will achieve skills that become a part of their personality, and so are natural for them to use in interactions with others, and of fulfillment of their own needs, and will gradually let children react relevantly to instructions and education, in other words to be as independent as possible.”

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Cindy Champagne

VI Teacher,

High Expectations VI Services LLC