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StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.



What's New?

 

2016-2017 Specific Learning Disability and Assistive Technology Institute

Access & Instruction for Accelerating Literacy Skills in Grades 3-12:
A hybrid professional learning opportunity for educational teams with Marcia Henry, Ph.D.


If you would like to learn about topics including: the rational and neuroscience behind the use of integrated assessment and instruction for decoding and spelling; the structures of language; assessments that can meaningfully inform intentional learning progressions and impact your choice of instructional strategies; how to routinely integrate Accessible Educational Materials and Assistive Technology into your daily practices, and simultaneously receive ongoing coaching and support from literacy and technology experts that will increase your ability to facilitate and accelerate students’ acquisition of literacy skills in grades 3-12, then consider participating in this professional learning opportunity for educational teams.

 

This hybrid professional learning institute occurs over the course of 6 months and is intended for teams of 2-5. Please note that although individuals are welcome to register, team registrations will be given preference over individual registrations.

 

For full details of this professional learning opportunity, 2016-17 Specific Learning Disability Literacy and Assistive Technology Institute, view the brochure. Register Here Today!

 

The SWAAAC Central Office Has Moved!

Its official, the SWAAAC Central Office has finally moved! We are now located at:

1201 5th St
Suite 240, Campus Box 180
Denver, CO 80204

 

Alexandria Loan Bank

SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.


Important Dates to Remember

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Principles of Instruction in English Language Arts

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
Register Today!

 

SWAAAC Monthly Web Conference
Using Google Forms for Data Collection with Michelle Butler
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom

 

Specific Learning Disability and Assistive Technology
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, Shore Family Forum
View the brochure
Register Today!


Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Shared Reading

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Teaching Text Comprehension & DR-TA and Other Text Comprehension Approaches

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

SWAAAC Monthly Web Conference
Assistive Technology Assessment Accommodations with Mindy Roden
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom

 

Fall Advisory Committee Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

Fall Team Coordinators Meeting
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center, Admin Building

 

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Emergent Writing & Writing: Text Types and Purposes

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Writing: Production and Distribution & Predictable Chart Writing

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

SWAAAC Monthly Web Conference
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom

 

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Writing: Getting Started with Narrative Writing

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office

 

SWAAAC EduCamp 2016
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center, Tivoli Student Union

 

Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Symbols & DLM Core Vocabulary and Communication

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office



SWAAAC 101: AT & the Law, AT & the IEP, AT Assessment, AT & Transition
On-demand via online Moodle trainings