April 10, 2017 by Heather Koren
Everybody’s doing it. You know you want to do it too! In order to be your best, you need to continue to learn and continue to have that passion for learning that you want to see in your students. But not just any professional development…not the, “May as well make my grocery list while I’m sitting here” PD or the, “I need toothpicks for my eyelids!” PD. You want to find training that gives you that spark or that a-ha moment.
PD Leads the Way
Come learn with Westminster Technologies, Inc. to keep that spark alive. We offer a wide variety of PD sessions from one hour to three days. Need CEU’s for your certification? No problem, we offer those too! We tailor the trainings to your needs and budget.
Maybe you need to learn more about assistive technology, then schedule Assistive Technology 101. Have students who need technology for learning disabilities or computer access? You guessed it! If your IEP team has expressed interest learning more about conducting an assistive technology evaluation, choose from an hour overview session on one or more of the evaluation steps or schedule our train-the-trainer session to create a team of staff members that can lead your evaluations when AT is being considered.
Lunch and learns are a great way to get in a quick training session and earn some CEU’s at the same time. Gain knowledge about the SETT Framework, AT Feature Matching, AT Data Collection, or even an overview of the different types of assistive technology available today.
We even train on specific hardware and software. Have SMART Boards in your classrooms and want to make learning come alive for your students? Learn how to easily convert your existing lessons into interactive SMART lessons. If you have a piece of equipment (e.g. AAC, TAPit, NAO Robot, Premier Literacy) but need more training on how to better utilize it or integrate its use into your curriculum, we can help with that too.
Our PD staff will work with you to design a training that best fits the needs of your team. And I promise, you can leave your toothpicks at home!
Heather Koren believes that all individuals, no matter their abilities can accomplish goals and dreams with the right tools. She began her career as a speech-language pathology assistant for individuals with severe and profound disabilities. Later she worked for United Cerebral Palsy as an AT Specialist where she developed communication and vocational training programs. A move to North Carolina provided the opportunity to teach both undergraduate and graduate level assistive technology classes in the Special Education Department at East Carolina University. Heather holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from University of Pittsburgh.