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Technology Basics for the Autism Classroom: Tips and Tricks to Start the School Year Off Right
Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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The nerves have set in. The first day of school is rapidly approaching. Lauren Stafford, Vice President of Research and Instructional Design at Monarch Teaching Technologies, provided tech tips and tricks for starting the first day of school with confidence. Lauren looked at tools like VizZle, an all-in-one digital resource center for special educators, as well as everyday computer basics like Google that help educators get organized. Let your mouse do the walking! Lauren demonstrated how to use technology to be ready with plans and SET for students for a smooth ride into the new school year. This recorded webinar will benefit special education teachers, paraprofessionals, CST, and administrators.
Lauren Stafford, M.Ed. is currently the Vice President of 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.