Date: October 23
Time: 8:30am-11:00am and 12:00pm-1:30pm
Wondering about how your students will get access to textbooks virtually? WCBVI’s got you covered! Join us for our annual PST meeting, where Amy Snow will be presenting on the various ways you and your students can access electronic texts. You will also be provided with a copy of the presentation, containing resources from the appropriate agencies where you can find more information. There will be additional sessions with Amy at scheduled times TBD the week following the PST for individualized or small group help with obtaining/assigning electronic texts. Below are three anticipated learning outcomes:
- What are print disabilities, how are they legally defined in Wisconsin, and the meaning of common acronyms related to electronic texts.
- How to access Bookshare, assign books to students, and how students can access those texts.
- How to access Learning Ally, assign books to students, and how students can access those texts.
After lunch on your own at 11:00am, return at 12:00 for the Q&A session and some hands on time!
About the Presenter:
Amy is the Wisconsin Statewide Assistive Technology Specialist for WCBVI. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in education, specializing in teaching students with visual impairments. Amy was a teacher at the Center for fifteen years prior to taking on her current position. She received her CATIS certification in summer of 2017. In her spare time, which isn’t nearly as much as it used to be, Amy enjoys knitting, reading, and fostering cats for the local Humane Society. She has two cats of her own. Inky, who loves nothing more than a game of fetch and a piece of ham, and Ellie, who is the wandering neighborhood mascot and good-will ambassador.