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Convincing Your Admin to Invest in EdTech
Monday January 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Lauren Stafford, Vice President, Research and Professional Development for Monarch Teaching Technologies with Lori May, Director of Special Education, Denison ISD
Sponsored by Monarch Center for Autism, STAR Autism Support and VizZle
Look at key elements administrators look for when considering and purchasing new programs and technology. Adding new tools to the toolbox can be a complex process and maze-like adventure. Get help with questions administrators consider about the “when, how, who, and what” of new programs such as Data, IEP monitoring, personalized learning, standards based instruction, collaboration, and more. Get ready to learn about moving to new programs and tech from concept to a well developed implementation plan for your district!
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Lauren Stafford, M.Ed. is currently the Vice President, Research and Professional Development for Monarch Teaching Technologies. She is a former Intervention specialist within the field of Autism and Special Education. She has worked with students in both public and private school settings in Virginia and Ohio. Ms. Stafford previously worked as an Intervention Specialist at the Monarch School (now the Monarch Center for Autism) where she also served as an Academic Supervisor for four years, and acted as Entry Year Coordinator, LPDC Chairperson, Data Coordinator, and collaborator with Curriculum Design with Children’s Hospital Boston.
Monarch Center for Autism, a division of Bellefaire JCB, is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Monarch offers a comprehensive array of programs and services for individuals ages three through adulthood with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Highlights, which incorporate Monarch’s visual language treatment model, include a preschool; day school for children, adolescents & young adults; transition education program; summer & extended school year programs; therapeutic residential treatment program; adult vocational & supported living programs; and community training.
STAR Autism Support (SAS) provides curriculum materials, workshops and training to school and agency staff who work with students with autism. Our mission is to help others successfully implement research-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques. We want every child with autism to receive effective instruction!
VizZle provides a library of more than 14,000 lessons and the tools and media to customize them or create your own from scratch. The lessons can be tailored to any grade level, assigned to any student, and played on iPad or Android tablets, laptop or desktop computers. Data is tracked automatically. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.