Targeted Technical Assistant Grant Opportunity (TTA)
- The PATINS Project – Indiana Center for Accessible Materials (ICAM) will provide Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA) to Five New Indiana Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) this Fall.
- The purpose of the TTA is to work closely with LEAs to assist with developing, improving and/or sustaining an effective, efficient system for the provision of specialized formats of print-based instructional materials to students with disabilities.
- The details of TTA for each LEA will be defined in a TTA Agreement collaboratively developed and agreed upon by the ICAM and assigned PATINS staff and a LEA AIM Coordinating Committee (to be assembled by the LEA).
- TTA will be provided to LEAs free of charge but no additional funds will be provided to participating LEAs.
- LEAs interested in receiving TTA from the PATINS Project should COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION BY September 28,2012.
- This is the third round of five LEAs identified to begin working on an efficient district-wide system for the implementation of Quality Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM).
- All LEAs are welcome to apply and the selection of LEAs will be based on the information included in the application.
- If you have questions: Daniel McNulty, PATINS/ICAM Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
- APPLY HERE: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TTA3FALL2012 BY SEPT. 28!
During the 2012-2013 school year, PATINS Project, in collaboration with Michigan’s Integrated Technology Supports (MITS) and the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) will provide a series of webinars that focus on assistive technology (AT), accessible instructional materials and universal design for learning (UDL). Please visit this link for additional information.
AIM for Digital Equity
by G. Bowser & Joy Zabala
Read this article if
- you are well-practiced in the process of acquiring AIM for your print-disabled students
- you have adhered to the IDEA mandate, and you feel you are doing a good job of providing AIM and instruction to your students with print disabilities
- you want to stay pro-active, technically informed and ready for the coming changes in education of all students.
Read this article if
- your class has few or no students with identified print disabilities and you believe struggling readers have simply not developed age-appropriate reading skills (It’s not so simple!)
- your classroom exclusively or mostly uses print instructional materials
- you think there is not enough time in a day to learn all this new technology
Put on your Thinking Cap
Think of a students who came to your class presenting reading deficits. Did you identify the student’s problems, and were you able to use technology to help the student improve those reading skills?
Could you share a story, an AIM success story from your experience with print-disabled students? Have you seen Read: OutLoud make a difference in someone’s life?
Please share your stories! We will post them in future issues of the ICAM Dispatch.
Because sharing stories really helps find solutions.
Thanks so much!