Technology Links to Language Interventions

August 1, 2013
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

August 2nd – August 26th
Approximately 9 – 12 hours online

This workshop will review strategies and frameworks for integrating desktop and mobile technology into language interventions and language-based teaching. Participants will practice task analyses and other strategies for identifying, applying, and cataloguing relevant web, desktop, and mobile applications, as well as designing pre/post activities related to student learning goals. Special emphasis will be placed on using web and mobile apps for creation of multimedia content for improving expressive, receptive and social language skills. The online component will include analysis of additional resources and creation of a project plan. Participants will review professional articles and related to the use of technology and curriculum integration in language interventions, participate in discussion forums, and independently identify and analyze resources for use in instruction.

Presenter:
Sean Sweeney MA, CC-SLP MA, CCC-SLP, is a veteran of the public school setting and is currently an SLP in private practice, an instructional technology consultant, and Product Development Manager for Smarty Ears Apps. His blog, SpeechTechie (www.speechtechie.com), looks at technology through a language lens and he is passionate about the potential of technology to engage students in activities that target speech and language skills. Sean conducts workshops for local and national organizations on technology integration.
Audience:
Classroom teachers and special education staff working with grades K – 8 including speech and language pathologists, literacy specialists, and ELL teachers
Fee:
Early Bird Registration ~ $220 for EDCO members who register by June 14, 2013, $260 for non-members and anyone who registers after June 14, 2013.
Credit Option:
At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Framingham State University for an additional fee of $75. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended.
Location:
The face-to-face session will meet at EDCO in Waltham; the rest of the course will be online
Registration:
Contact the office of Curriculum and Instruction in your district. Participants will receive confirmation details from EDCO once the course has been finalized.
Register by:
June 14, 2013
. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted if space is available.

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