New PD course focuses on iPods and iPads in special education

Atomic Learning’s Atomic Catalyst solution has recently added a new professional development course featuring techniques for using mobile technology in special education
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Atomic Learning’s Atomic Catalyst solution has recently added a new professional development course featuring techniques for using mobile technology in special education entitled “iPod/iPad Use for Students with Special Needs.” Every six-week Atomic Catalyst PD course includes a weekly instructional webinar, as well as online resources, collaborative discussions and facilitator feedback.

The “iPod/iPad Use for Students with Special Needs” course starts on November 7 and runs until December 19, with weekly webinars on Wednesdays. 2- and 3-credit options for grad credit upon completion of the course are available through a partnership with Learner’s Edge.

Courses entitled “Transforming Classroom Lesson to Teach Common Core Standards” and “Going Mobile” are also offered. To learn more or register for any of these courses, visit https://store.atomiclearning.com/.

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The iPad has been an inspiration for students with special needs and Atomic Learning recognizes the impact the mobile device has had on these students. To further the impact, the online PD provider recently developed a partnership to offer the “Intro to the iPad for Students with Special Needs” Atomic Catalyst course through Tech&Learning University at a discount to its readers. Using the iPod and iPad™ in special education is a growing trend. But how do you get started, what is the potential, and what strengths do students need in order to be successful users of this technology? The “Intro to the iPad for Students with Special Needs” course will answer those questions and participants will walk away with an implementation plan for a student or classroom to ensure successful use of this technology. This is a self-paced course that participants can join at any time. For registration information, visit http://www.techlearning.com/TLUniversity. For more information on how these courses could benefit educators, a free webinar series is being offered where current and past course participants are sharing success stories of using iPads with students with special needs. To register for one of the webinars, visit: Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/691769306) Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/192649706)

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Mobile Learning PD Course Offers Educators Classroom Projects and Lessons

Everywhere you look someone is using a mobile device. So, it's no surprise that educators are needing to embrace these technologies as tools to impact teaching & learning. The "Going Mobile" course will expose teachers to a variety of tools and strategies to get the most out of mobile devices in the classroom. There's still time to join the Atomic Catalyst course starting on October 29! This Instructor-Led Online PD Course focuses on developing strategies for including portable computing devices in classroom projects and lessons, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad™, and other cell phones and mobile computing platforms. These devices enable real time communication and feedback, as well as access to textbooks and reference sources. More importantly, they open the door to educational innovations that take advantage of ubiquitous, "always on" computing and communication. October 29—December 3, 2012* | Weekly Webinar: Mondays, 6pm-7pm CST Register now. *Other dates avaiable, visit https://store.atomiclearning.com/going_mobile.html to see the full schedule. If your school or district is embarking on a mobile initiative, learn from others who have been there, done that. Check out the Atomic Mobilize solution.

Webinar Series Encourages Educators to Collaborate on Using iPads in the Special Education Classroom

The iPad has been an inspiration for students with special needs. Atomic Learning invites educators to share their success stories using iPads with students with special needs through a series of three free webinar discussions.Each webinar will allow educators to learn more about the impact of iPads on students with special needs, provide the opportunity for educators to ask about implementation tips or app features, and share what they have learned from their experience. The stories being shared may be in the form of classroom experience, a white paper, or a case study about a specific student's special needs.Educators will collaborate with a panel of experts and peers to learn how to best use the iPad to help students with special needs thrive. From this collaboration, participants will walk away with information they can bring back to discuss with their student's IEP team.These webinars were set up to as one of the many of the benefits of registering for the Atomic Catalyst course that's available for graduate credit titled "Introduction to the iPad for Special Needs." To learn more about this course, visit http://store.atomiclearning.com/ipadsped.html.  To register for one or all of the webinars, visit:Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/595669490)Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/691769306)Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/192649706) 

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