Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

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TRIAD Autism and Technology Workshop for Public School Staff (West TN), February 14, 2012

Date: February 14, 2012

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Jackson



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Department of Education, Division of Special Education, in collaboration with the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, are pleased to announce an all new workshop for public school staff who work with students with autism and would like to learn how today’s technology can help.

The 21st century brings us a new digital generation, children who process information and interact with the world around them in new and different ways. In this workshop, TRIAD staff will demonstrate how technology can be used to target skills for children with autism within the school environment.

Staff will show how basic technology can be used (interactive white boards, iPads, iPods, iPhones) to effectively address many of the core deficits of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including attention, motivation, turn-taking, peer interaction, play skills, independence, and observance of daily routines. Participants will be introduced to general information on how to incorporate these technologies into their school environments in order to stimulate and expand the digital minds of the 21st century learner.

Participants will be able to explain:

  • Why it is important to incorporate technology into the classroom
  • What an interactive white board is, and how to use it
  • What the benefits are of using whiteboards for students with ASD
  • What skills can be targeted using an interactive white board
  • What iOS devices are
  • What skills can be targeted using iOS devices

There is no cost for admission to this workshop, but participants must be registered. The number of people admitted to each session will be dependent on the size of the facility. Please do not assume you are admitted because you sent the application form.

Click here for complete information and to access the application form.

For more information, please contact Linda Copas with the Tennessee Department of Education via email or (615) 741-7790.

For more information, visit:
The Tennessee Department of Education Training site.

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