AbleNet University Live Webinars
This webinar designed for paraeducators should be appealing to teachers who guide and supervise paraeducators routinely as well as to district special education trainers in their design and delivery of professional development.
In this highly practical webinar session focusing on English Language Arts (ELA)-Reading activities, participants will gain skills in planning and delivering academic content to students with cognitive, communication, motor, and behavior challenges through a variety of literacy-rich activities to advance learning outcomes. Through depicting multi-sensory, hands- activities embedded in high interest scenarios, the session will demonstrate:
- Expand vocabulary skills (linking literacy with personal life experiences)
- Develop comprehension skills to identify main theme, characters, events, and conflicts in stories.
- Increase concept knowledge.
Participants will increase their knowledge of how to apply universal design for learning principles (UDL) to ensure accessibility and foster active learner participation, adjust the task complexity level aided with diverse teaching tools, and assistive technology supports matched to individual students’ strengths and needs.
In this highly practical webinar session focusing on Mathematics instructional activities, participants will gain skills in planning and delivering academic content integrated with functional activities to advance the learning outcomes for students with severe cognitive, communication and motor and behavior challenges. Through depicting several multi-sensory, hands- activities, the session will demonstrate how to address key concepts in Math content area using high interest scenarios:
- To use numbers in a variety of forms to solve problems in daily life.
- To increase awareness of amount, size, time concepts and the use of measurement tools.
- To use money in real-life situations and to solve problems using combination of coins and bills.
Participants will increase their knowledge of support tools including how to apply universal design for learning principles (UDL) as well as to adapt the task complexity level in the Math content area to enhance active student participation and response and facilitate progress.