Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly Web Conference: SWAAAC 101 - Using the Loan Library

Join us for the first installment of SWAAAC 101: Using the Loan Library. Join the central office SWAAAC staff for in depth overview of how to effectively use the loan library and the resources it offers.

One hour of professional development contact hours will be available for each installment of SWAAAC 101 you attend. Registration coming soon! 

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Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

SWAAAC Fall Training - Coaching Fundamentals for Educators

  • Anschutz Medical Campus - Fulginiti Pavillion, Gossard Forum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This essential full day workshop provides an introduction to coaching; what it is and what it is not. Classrooms are challenging environments and educators are faced with ever increasing demands. Strong foundational knowledge of coaching principles are essential in shaping instructional practices and effecting behavioral change in the classroom. This workshop will introduce the four support functions of coaching (coach, collaborate, consult, and evaluate) and when to use each strategy. Also on the agenda, Holonomy and the Five States of Mind according to Costa & Garmston and the effect they have on thinking and perspective. The coaching cycle will be discussed, as well as tools to successfully empower others to solve their own problems in order to build strong collaborative environments. If you work with assistive technology in the classroom, you know the importance of coaching others on implementation yet this important skill is rarely taught. Come and learn how you can be a better coach!

Participants will have an opportunity to observe and practice effective use of paraphrasing, and planning and reflective conversation.

Everyone will leave with a plan for implementation and resources to support extended learning.

Participants will:

  1. Develop/deepen their understanding of the essence of coaching.
  2. Establish common vocabulary and their meanings associated with coaching.
  3. Understand the four support functions (coaching, collaborating, consulting and evaluating) and when to use each.
  4. Increase comfort and confidence in coaching and being coached.

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May
31
3:30 PM15:30

Assistive Technology Learning Lab

Stop by Assistive Technology Partners office anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Thursday, May 31st to get some hands-on exposure to the AT available in the SWAAAC & Tech for Tykes Loan Library. This informal 'open house' style event will feature opportunities to trial equipment, ask questions and interact with the Assistive Technology Partners staff, tour the AT Loan Library, and network with fellow AT service providers. 

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Apr
26
3:30 PM15:30

Assistive Technology Learning Lab

Stop by Assistive Technology Partners office anytime between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Thursday, April 26th to get some hands-on exposure to the AT available in the SWAAAC & Tech for Tykes Loan Library. This informal 'open house' style event will feature opportunities to trial equipment, ask questions and interact with the Assistive Technology Partners staff, tour the AT Loan Library, and network with fellow AT service providers. 

RSVP today!

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