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While you are attending the Expo, drop off your unwanted Laptops or Tablets, working or not, with power adapters to Walt Daigle at the PATINS Refurbished Technology Booth. For every device donated, you will receive a ticket to be entered to win one of ten Zolt USB Chargers!


For overnight accommodations, a government/military rate of $93.60 is available by mentioning CIESC when booking at:

Comfort Inn Indianapolis North - Carmel
10201 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46280
(317) 816-1616  


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Wednesday, April 12
 

8:00am

Registration/Continental Breakfast Hour
Stop by the Registration Table to get your name badge, bag, and door prize ticket. Then head down to the Conner Room for a bite to eat and a morning conversation with colleagues.

Wednesday April 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
502 East Event Centre

9:30am

Breaking Down the Digital Barriers

With today’s emphasis on E-Learning and the Digital curriculum, basic computer access skills quickly become paramount. This session provides solutions for anyone having a physical disability that prevents them from adequately accessing a computer.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Kjendalen

Jim Kjendalen

Owner, LaZee Tek
LaZee Tek develops computer access products for people with physical disabilites. Ask us about our alternative mouse products!



Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Lazee Tek

9:30am

Next-Generation AT—uPAR, Snap&Read, and Co:Writer Universal

The future of AT is starting now—from the way we evaluate student needs to next-generation accommodations. It’s all changing. In the past reading accommodations were based on opinion. Now IEP teams are using uPAR to make smarter recommendations based on data. Next-generation AT Tools—Snap&Read and Co:Writer—provide unprecedented access to the curriculum for the widest range of needs. Students can adjust the readability of text, translate
text into their primary language, and write with vocabulary covering over 3 million topics. Finally, student-safe data at your fingertips helps you understand areas where students need help and also shows how much students are using the tools.

Come see how these remarkable new technologies are changing AT!


Speakers
avatar for Dustin Vanderploeg

Dustin Vanderploeg

Educational Support Specialist, Don Johnston Incorporated



Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Don Johnston

9:30am

Evidenced-Based AAC Applications for Language and Social Development in Austin Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
Tablet devices are increasingly being used for communication training in autism or developmental disabilities. AT and autism specialists, special education teachers, SLP’s, OTs will see evidenced-based strategies on augmentative and alternative communication for functional communication, eliciting speech and language, and facilitating social-pragmatic development using the SPEAK***! Applications from Purdue University.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Oliver Wendt

Dr. Oliver Wendt

Chief Science Officer, SPEAK MODalities LLC
Oliver Wendt, Ph.D., is director of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism Research Lab at Purdue University. His research investigates the efficacy of AAC technologies for minimally-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum. Dr. Wendt specializes in single-subject... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor SPEAK Modalities, LLC

9:30am

Information Access for VI
Low Vision access to computers, printed materials and other items will be demonstrated including near and far video enlargement and OCR to speech. Target audience would be teachers of the visually impaired and other vision professionals such as rehabilitation instructors and evaluators.

Speakers


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor E.M. VITU, Inc.

9:30am

Access to JAWS, MAGic and Video Magnifier through APH Quota Funds
This session will inform Students, Parents, and Teachers of the Visually Impaired how to obtain JAWS Screen reading software, MAGic screen magnification software and a handheld Video Magnifier using Quota funding through the American Printing House for the Blind. At the end of this session participants will receive a link to download a trial of these products at no cost.

Speakers
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Michael Wood

Strategic Accounts Manager - Education, VFO


Wednesday April 12, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor VFO

10:45am

Door Prize Drawing Round 1
You must be on premises to win! All winners will be posted and shared on PATINS Twitter & Facebook pages in addition to being announced at the Door Prize Booth. 

Wednesday April 12, 2017 10:45am - 11:00am
502 East Event Centre

11:00am

BE SAFE - Video modeling Curriculum Helping Students to Interact with Police in Everyday Encounters
BE SAFE The Movie uses video modeling to show viewers how to interact with the police in everyday encounters. Positive models help viewers of all abilities learn what to do and say when meeting the police. Crucial safety skills are clearly demonstrated in 7 Episodes, ranging from following instructions to the fight to remain silent.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Parvu

Dan Parvu

Sales Representative, TeachTown


Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Teachtown, Inc.

11:00am

Reaching All Learners — Apple Tools for Special Needs
Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Apple devices are helping students with special needs learn and engage like never before. Come to this session and discover key features built into Apple products for students with special needs. You will see how iPad and Mac offer a rich set of accessibility features that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

Speakers

Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Apple, Inc.

11:00am

eLearning Ecosystem for 21st Century Learning

ID Solutions has put together a comprehensive ecosystem of eLearning applications to deliver instructional learning, collaboration, feedback, remedial instruction, curriculum development, and community outreach. All facets of instruction are covered and the ecosystem touches on the intersection of classroom and home instruction.


Speakers
avatar for Michael DeCrane

Michael DeCrane

Regional Account Executive, Interactive Digital Solutions
I am a regional account executive with IDSolutions and work on the GovEd team. I am a 6 year U.S. Navy veteran and also completed my MBA at IU's Kelley School of business. I am getting married in August and will have a 7 year old stepdaughter. I have been with IDSolutions for about... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Interactive Digital Solutions

11:00am

Access Technology—Transformer Wifi and iPad in the Classroom and the New Mojo Electronic Monocular/CCTV

Have you ever walked into an exhibit hall or met with a product representative and wondered “Will this camera work in my classroom? What situations will make this camera workable for the student?” This workshop will help you answer these questions and enable you to feel confident as you learn the in’s and out’s of the Transformer HD camera that hooks up wirelessly to an iPad, Android Tablet of laptop and the NEW MoJo electronic monocular/CCTV. 



Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Vision Aid Systems

11:00am

The Digital Classroom—Serving Literacy Needs on Multiple Technology Platforms
Students are increasingly expected to function in a world of burgeoning digital content for reading, writing, studying and research delivered on multiple technology platforms such as Chromebooks, PC’s, Mac’s and Google using internet access. A live presentation of Premier’s tools will demonstrate solutions on multiple platforms for flexible learning options for all students.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Grisham

Ken Grisham

President, Premier Literacy
Since 2002, Premier Literacy has been the choice of schools, students and teachers. As technologies and platforms change, Premier consistently offers practical and meaningful learning tools that students and teachers have come to know. The platforms may change but the power and... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Premier Literacy

11:00am

Lunch & Door Prize Round 2 - Grab a boxed lunch at your convenience between 11:00am - 1:00pm in Conner
Enjoy lunch with colleagues anytime between 11am-1pm. You may also continue your journey around the Exhibit Hall to visit with vendors and service providers.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
502 East Event Centre

12:15pm

Door Prize Drawing Round 2
You must be on premises to win! All winners will be posted and shared on PATINS Twitter & Facebook pages in addition to being announced at the Door Prize Booth. 

Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:15pm - 12:30pm
502 East Event Centre

12:30pm

Promoting Literacy for the Symbol-based Augmented Communicator
Literacy learning is a challenge for many augmented communicators. This session will address how to promote the literacy skills of these individuals by discussing their characteristics, myths impacting progress, and an approach drawn from typical development. Practical ideas, resources and tools to put this approach into action will be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Bethany Diener

Bethany Diener

Speech-Language Pathologist, Tobii Dynavox
My interest in AAC began as an undergraduate at Purdue and has been the focus of my career. Over 20 years of providing direct services in this area, I've seen individuals with varying needs from 15 months to 90+ years old in many environments. With Tobii Dynavox, I focus on developing... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Tobii Dynavox

12:30pm

Integrating AT into the Classroom
This session will focus on how assistive technology can be used in every classroom from music, reading, communication, to math and motor skill development. Participants will get to know the SETT framework and AT can bemused to heighten their lessons in order to meet their curriculum content standards.

Speakers

Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Westminster Technologies, Inc.

12:30pm

One Size Does Not Fit All
Achieve3000 solutions deliver high interest, nonfiction articles and activities automatically differentiate at 12 different reading levels. Classroom-tested scaffolds, like text-to-speech audio, meet the precise needs of every learner.  As students complete lessons, proprietary technology monitors their performance and automatically will adapt when a student is ready for greater text complexity—a combination that has proven to accelerate learning.

Speakers
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Achieve3000

Regional Director, Achieve3000
Diane Baldessari is an experienced educator, trainer, and consultant who has helped Indiana schools implement educational technology programs for over 20 years. Using research-based programs to promote student literacy and educate others on the most effective web-based tools available... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Achieve3000

12:30pm

Erskine Green Training Institute: Vocational Training for People with Disabilities
EGTI offers a postsecondary vocational training opportunity for adults with disabilities. This presentation would be helpful for those planning for transition-aged students and/or working with adults seeking vocational training opportunities.

Speakers


Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Erskine Green Training Institute / Arc of Indiana

12:30pm

Using ZoomText 11 and JAWS 18 Effectively Together/What is New at VFO
One of the many exciting new things due to the VFO merger is ZoomText 11 and JAWS 18 compatibility. This will be featured during the presentation as well as many other new features and products.

Also during this presentation a discussion on what is new at VFO and address the merger of Freedom Scientific, Optelec and Ai Squared and the power of these three companies working together as one!

Speakers
GB

Greg Blackman

VP, EYE can see, Inc.
At EYE can see, Inc, we provide Assistive Technologies for Low Vision and Blindness. We have been in business since 1998, providing products and services for individuals with visual impairments across the entire state of Indiana.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor EYE Can See, Inc. / VFO

1:45pm

Door Prize Drawing Round 3
You must be on premises to win! All winners will be posted and shared on PATINS Twitter & Facebook pages in addition to being announced at the Door Prize Booth. 

Wednesday April 12, 2017 1:45pm - 2:00pm
502 East Event Centre

2:00pm

Planning for Your Dependent with Special Needs
MassMutual Special Care focuses on helping plan for the future of your loved one with Special Needs. Using a unique perspective through experience as both and advisor and parent. Special Care assists with Legal Issues, including Wills, Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship and Financial Issues Including ABLE Act, Medicaid Waivers and SSI/SSDI.

Speakers

Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor MassMutual: Special Care

2:00pm

Alternative AACcess
Switches? Head Tracking? Eye-gaze? Joystick? Alternate access for AAC can be intimidating, especially if you are unfamiliar with the various methods, devices, strategies and customizations that can be made t accommodate your students unique needs. This HANDS-ON session is for anyone interested in learning more about alternate access methods for AAC.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Browning

Beth Browning

SLP & Regional Consultant, Prentke Romich Co (PRC)
Beth earned her Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Communication Disorders and Cross-Linguistics (Spanish and Linguistics) at Indiana State University in 2004. She completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Indiana University in 2006. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Connie McCafferty

Connie McCafferty

Speech Language Pathologist, Prentke Romich Company
I earned both my Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Master of Education degree in Deaf Education and Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. I completed my Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Cincinnati in... Read More →



Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Prentke Romich Company

2:00pm

Using Braille and Speech to Access Google Classroom
Google Classroom is used widely by schools as a platform to create, distribute and grade assignments. Access ago Classroom with braille has been limited thus far. This presentation will highlight how students can use braille and the BrailleNote Touch to complete math and language arts assignments within Google Classroom.

Speakers
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Jim Sullivan

Central States Territory Manager, HumanWare



Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor HumanWare

2:00pm

Mathspace the World’s Smartest Adaptive Mathematics Program

Mathspace is the world’s first adaptive math program allowing students to receive feedback at every step of the math problem, with handwriting recognition for mobile devices. Each step of student’s math reasoning is automatically graded, with feedback, hints, and suggestions guiding students to the final answer. Mathspace’s focus on the process of solving a math problem — rather than just the final result — distinguishes it from the vast majority of online math programs, which are primarily based around multiple-choice or final answer. 

 

Mathspace includes a full digital textbook, instructional videos, a powerful adaptive learning engine, and is available on all devices, with alignment to multiple curricula for 4th grade through Precalculus. Mathspace offers courses aligned to Indiana Academic Standards.                  


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall

Presenter, Presenter
Lisa Hall is the educational consultant for Mathseeds in Indiana.


Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Mathspace

2:00pm

Machine Learning and Growth Mind Set: Concept to Classroom
Want to improve instruction, engagement, and motivation? Learn how to build a “Growth Mindset Behavior” in the classroom through technology for readers in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Learn about metacognitive skills to challenge students without frustration, and embedded assessments without having to stop instruction. (Something every student needs and every teacher wants.)

Speakers
avatar for Helen Long

Helen Long

National Educational Consultant, Cambium Learning Group
With 39 years in education, 25 years in the classroom and experience as an educational trainer, 504 Liaison, Reading Specialist, Administrator, and Educational Consultant, Helen Long’s career focus has been in teaching Special Education students, English Language Learners, struggling... Read More →


Wednesday April 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
502 East Event Centre
  • Vendor Voyager Sopris Learning

3:15pm

Door Prize Drawing Final Round
You must be on premises to win! All winners will be posted and shared on PATINS Twitter & Facebook pages in addition to being announced at the Door Prize Booth. 

Wednesday April 12, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
502 East Event Centre
 


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