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Oklahoma ABLE Tech is an Assistive Technology Program that contracts with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to provide assistive technology (AT) services and training for Oklahoma students, educators, and parents. ABLE Tech provides support, training, and consultation on the latest AT to help students achieve success. ABLE Tech workshops provide skill building content to help educators assess, identify, and provide appropriate AT devices for students. School districts form "AT Support Teams" to attend the workshops together. Teams consist of special education teachers, specialty personnel, and administrators who teach students with mild to multiple disabilities in all grade levels. .
Yes! the workshops are free thanks to a partnership between the State Department of Education and ABLE Tech. The Oklahoma State Department of Education may reimburse your district for paying substitute teachers and other travel-related expenses for you to attend this workshop. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval by submitting a request via email to your Compliance, Data, and Finance Specialist. Please use “Project 613 – AT Team Training” in the subject line and provide the following details:
* Names and titles of staff members attending the training
* Confirmation that prerequisites have been met, if applicable
* Dates of attendance
* Estimated total cost
Additional instructions will be sent after approval. For questions, please contact: * Carole Tomlin: email@example.com 405-521-2335 * Janet Felton: firstname.lastname@example.org 405-521-3587 * Karen Howard: email@example.com 405-522-1578
This half-day workshop is designed for teams who have never attended an ABLE Tech AT Support Team workshop as well as for educators who want to learn the basics of quality assistive technology (AT) provision. The workshop explains how to consider and assess the AT needs for students on IEPs and will include exploration of AT in a variety of categories including communication, vision, hearing, daily living, seating, positioning, environmental controls, and learning, cognition, development. District AT Support Teams are comprised of multiple school personnel who serve students with mild to multiple disabilities and may include special education teachers, specialty personnel, and administrators representing students from elementary, middle school, and high school.
This workshop also qualifies as an AT training for Oklahoma's SSIP - State Systemic Improvement Plan. If you are serving PK - 3rd grade in Tulsa County, this workshop will not only help Oklahoma reach the SSIP goals, but will provide training to you as an educator to help improve student reading scores on the 3rd grade reading test and expand the variety of AT being used with students in Tulsa County!
Teams will complete a few follow-up activities in order to practice what is learned at the workshop and will have access to "AT Discovery Webinars" with ABLE Tech staff demonstrating AT for specific monthly topics. The AT demonstrated is also available for loan through the ABLE Tech loan program.
This full-day, intermediate level, workshop is designed for teams who have attended our beginner workshop, “AT Consideration and Assessment”. This intermediate workshop teaches how to effectively and consistently implement AT with students, which is often the most overlooked step in successful AT integration. Additionally, ABLE Tech trainers will review student case studies to demonstrate AT feature matching. Teams will participate in “round robin” AT tables that provide an opportunity to learn more about the assistive technology available for loan. from ABLE Tech. Pre-requisite: Beginner AT Consideration and Assessment Workshop.
This advanced full-day workshop is designed for teams that have attended ABLE Tech’s beginner and intermediate workshops held in 2012 - 2015 and would like additional hands-on experience with AT devices. This workshop is for a smaller group. Please register two individuals from your district. If there are others who would like to attend, please use the registration form; however, these additional names will be moved to the waiting list. If the seats are not filled, we will contact individuals from the waiting list.