There is much to consider when preparing to introduce technology
as a means to providing curriculum access. With many network and
hardware configurations to consider, technology can easily seem
like more of a burden than an aid. JanTech can eliminate that burden,
and liberate teachers to do what they do best. Our longterm partnerships
with school faculty and administrators ensure that they have the
support and training they need–from the planning process through
to open exciting new opportunities for learning. We act as a resource
for your staff for both low-tech and high-tech assistive technology
When starting the planning process, we offer consultation services
to help you get started. JanTech can assist you in mapping out the
allocation of computers and software throughout your school or district,
for the most effective return on your investment. (This can help
avoid unnecessary purchases or upgrades later, when volume pricing
and bundled software packages may have been readily available.)
We also work with the child study team in order to match students
with a specific
type of technology. Choosing the wrong software can lead to abandonment
technology, in which case, no one benefits.
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All too often, we hear that schools buy software for classroom use
and it sits on the shelves, unused. Unfortunate, to say the least.
Teachers say that they
don’t feel they know the softwAre well enough to use it nor
do they have the time to learn. Quality training is so important
to making sure that technology use
will significantly impact students' learning.
Let us show you how to redesign your lessons to incorporate the
use of technology into the curriculum. JanTech believes hands-on
training is the best way to learn,
and invites teachers to bring their classroom materials with them
so training can be readily applied to their daily instruction. Invite
us in for a half- or full-day
workshop in your computer lab, and let us energize and inspire your
Call us to schedule an in-service training date.
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1. Using Kurzweil As An Access Tool In The Inclusion
Many students mainstreamed through the inclusion process are not
able to access
the curriculum because the classroom materials are written at a
level far beyond the
student’s ability. This workshop presents ways to make textbooks,
and tests accessible.
2. Re-Writing the Writing Process: Integrating Assistive
To Create A Highly Structured Approach To Writing
This workshop will introduce a new approach to the writing process
technology into the writing curriculum. This step-by-step approach
using a variety of AT software programs. After a brief overview
of the software,
attendees will learn how to enable their students to brainstorm,
create outlines, utilize word prediction, and auditory proofreading
to create a
finished written project.
3. Ways To Organize Classroom Tasks Using Inspiration™
This hands-on workshop will explore at least four ways to utilize
the classroom. Teachers will learn how to use the computer to create
lesson plans, time-lines and story boards, in addition to the usual
and writing tools more commonly associated with Inspiration.
4. Reaching Them to Teach Them: Adapting Your Teaching
To Meet the Needs of Every Learner
Now more than ever, teachers are being asked to think outside of
the box. Having
students with such varied skill levels in their classrooms, puts
more of a demand
on teachers’ presentation skills. We will show you a variety
of methods to get your
point across, some which include computer based technology, some
5. Assistive Technology Consideration for the IEP: A
The recommendation that a particular student use assistive technology
be made in isolation. This workshop covers legislation regarding
and it’s “consideration” by a child study team.
It will also address A.T. assessments.
6. Providing Access to Tests Using Kurzweil 3000
In this workshop, Janet De Senzo will discuss her many years of
Kurzweil 3000 to provide access to written tests. The development
of school policy
and procedures for test accommodations will be addressed. Examples
document security and test taking options will also be reviewed.
7. Supporting Included Students with Low-Tech and High-Tech
Teachers are always looking for new approaches to teaching. Very
students will need added classroom supports to help them succeed.
will address a variety of helpful tools to level the playing field
for included students.
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Kurzweil 3000 Masters Seminar - covers
all features of the Kurzweil 3000, including classroom application.
Includes study skills instruction, test taking accommodations and
lesson plan design.
Improving Literacy Skills Through Assistive Technology
- Preparing children for the ASK and GEPA is no easy task. Let us
show you how to boost children’s reading and writing skills
to help improve overall scores.
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