Monthly Archives: October 2010
Transforming Learning with a SMART Board (Level 1 Training) takes place again on December 1, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at Cooperating School Districts. The cost is $149 for a CSD member and $189 for a non-member.
About the TELE class: the SMART Board is an interactive whiteboard that can improve the way you teach. Come learn how to use this technology tool in your classroom. This is a class for beginners with no prior knowledge of SMART Boards. You’ll also discover how to find & develop lesson plans that make use of this dynamic tool and motivate your 21st century students. (Register here).
Today the Midwest Education Technology Conference Advisory Committee met at Cooperating School Districts to discuss the upcoming conference- topics included the virtual conference, the new bookstore (stock), the Connections Lounge, the Bird-of-a-Feather gatherings, keynotes, the ever-popular buttons, plus more. Look for program and conference updates on our Twitter feed, @metc_csd.
Healthy Kids | Healthy Classrooms (formerly our Mental Health Series) is a professional development videoconference series for K-12 educators.
Our first session for the 2010-2011 school year takes place Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. central time. An overview of Asperger’s Syndrome and specific classroom strategies for these students will be discussed. This interactive videoconference will last 1 hour; for New Links to New Learning members, the fee is just $25! Non-members pay $85 per site. There is no limit to the number of participants per site.
Skills & Strategies for Working with Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, presented by Brenda A. Brown, a Clinical Nurse Specialist with BJC Behavioral Health is in November. Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a specific, pervasive developmental disorder that is characterized by deficiencies in behavior, social, and communication skills. Asperger’s Syndrome is considered one of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (also PDD-NOS, Autistic Disorder) which affects an estimated 1% of children in the U.S.
At the end of the interactive presentation participants will understand the following:
• Definition and criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome
• Classroom behaviors of students with Asperger’s Syndrome
• Educational objectives for students with Asperger’s Syndrome
• Treatment options: medications, behavioral interventions
• Classroom strategies for students with Asperger’s Syndrome
To register, contact Rebecca Morrison at Cooperating School Districts by November 12. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca as well.