AT NOW! 2019
February 7, 8 and 9 | Salem, OR
Universal means ALL!!
New in 2019!
Presenters Thursday, February 7, 2019
Featured Keynote 8:30 a.m. - Susan Simmons, Ph.D.
Getting to Know Your Brain
The world we live in has become very complicated. The expectations of our students, of all abilities, are significantly more demanding than in the past. Yet, in our world of YouTube, Social Media, and instant access to information we must teach and learn differently. In order to adapt teaching we must develop an understanding of how the brain processes information, connects with it as meaningful, and transfers this new information to the development of higher order problem solving—Executive Function Skills. These skills underlie every diagnosis. Our learners, with and without disabilities struggle with organization of thoughts and self. Dr. Susan Simmons will get you supercharged about neuroscience of learning, introduce you to the principles of Universal Design for Learning, and help you to see how making carefully selected simple shifts in teaching changes everything for both the teacher and the learner.
General Session 9:45 a.m. - Dr. Kathy Howery
Dr. Kathy Howery presents the findings from her Doctoral research. Her inquiry sought to provide insights that may serve and inform educators, speech language pathologists and others who gather around the field of augmentative and alternative communication, AAC. While the phenomenon at hand, speaking through a speech-generating device, is a decidedly uncommon experience, it is hoped that the understandings gleaned may speak to the decidedly common human experience of human connection through language and speech.
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
It All Begins with High Expectations!!Click for Dunn bio and session description
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Angela Jarvis-Holland & Daniel Jarvis-Holland
The Right to be Disabled, Communicate & Contribute; AT & A Family's Journey from Cradle to College
Thursday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP
Transition to College and the Workplace: AT, UDL & Advocacy
Presenters for Friday, February 8, 2019
Featured Keynotes 8:30 a.m. - Luis Perez and Kathleen McClaskey
The Power of Story
In this presentation you will hear two powerful stories related to the impact of the UDL Lens as a means for bringing self-determination and agency into the lives of all learners. First, you will hear from Dr. Luis Perez on his experiences as both an English Language Learner and a person with a visual impairment who achieved success in school by shifting his perspective on disability and using photography and video to tell his story as an advocate for the rights of all learners, especially those in the margins of education. Next, you will hear from Kathleen McClaskey and her personal story of her dyslexic son whose experiences now drives her mission to ensure all educators discover the learner in every child. She will then share her story as a teacher who entered education in the 1980’s where she embraced the idea that in order to teach every child she needed to build relationships with her learners by listening to their stories. Together, Luis and Kathleen believe that when we empower children to tell their stories, we validate them and show them that we trust and respect them as learners.
Friday, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Penny Reed, Ph.D.
AT Assessment, the Tried and True and the Brand New
Friday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stephanie Tarrant Martin, Ph.D. & Holly Deffenbacher, M.S.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
NEW IN 2019!
AT MAKER FAIR from 8:30-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.
Joining us will be national leaders in the AT Maker movement. In this inaugural event, we hope to stimulate interest and excitement in the AT Maker movement in Oregon. Take your STEM/STEAM and maker projects to a new level to create devices and technologies with a purpose, supporting persons with disabilities. AT users and those who support them desperately need engineers and technologists to help them with everyday tasks. High School STEM and Robotics students, hobbyists & DIY electronics enthusiasts have the skills necessary to create innovative solutions today.
The Grand Salem Hotel
201 Liberty St. Salem, OR
$134 King/$144 Double Queen
Please call 877-540-7800 to reserve a room. Mention AT NOW Conference to receive the conference rate. Deadline to receive the conference rate is January 6, 2019. Lodging includes complimentary continental, hot breakfast.
Oregon Technology Access Program
1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Suite 110
Roseburg, OR 97470