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Webinar Watch: Accessible (Jamestown) Lesson Plans and Electronic Large Print

Dive into a teacher created Virginia lesson plan on Jamestown that aligns to the Virginia Standards of Learning.

It’s November, and we at AIM-VA would like to thank school staff working with students who struggle to read traditional print all year round.

Gear up for a month of giving thanks and knowledge at noon with our upcoming November webinars.  Can’t join us at noon? Check out our AIM-VA YouTube channel to watch archived webinars and more from AIM-VA.

Upcoming webinars:

  • An Accessible Lesson Plan
    11/3/2016, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker: Stacie Brady, AIM-VA Training and Technical Support

    Let’s dive into a teacher created Virginia lesson plan on Jamestown that aligns to the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Using accessible instructional materials converted through AIM-VA’s curriculum based materials system; worksheets, textbooks, and reading books are made accessible for students with disabilities. Participants will see how existing lesson plans can be supported by AIM-VA.  The lesson plan and materials are available to download following the presentation. Join us and learn to enhance your lessons to better include all students!

  • Digital Rights Managers: Provide and Protect
    11/9/2016, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Speaker: Ian Moore, AIM-VA Training and Technical Support

    Educators using AIM-VA are referred to as Digital Rights Mangers or DRMs, but what responsibilities does that entail and how do we define DRMs?   In this webinar we will clarify what being a DRMs means, describe the 4 levels of DRMs on AIM-VA (referred to as “roles”), and describe what DRMs can do on the AIM-VA ordering portal.  Come learn how educators, as DRMs, both provide and protect accessible instructional materials.  

  • Tools and Strategies for Using Electronic Large-Print Textbooks with Students with Low Vision
    11/16/2016, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Dr. Kristine Neuber, Assistive Technology Professor at GMU

    Hard-copy Large-Print books are quickly being replaced by electronic files. For many students and teachers accustomed to paper-based large print, the transition to an electronic format can be difficult.  This presentation will provide strategies to help students with low-vision utilize electronic large-print effectively, whether they are learning to read or accessing content in middle and high school classrooms. Participants will receive handouts and resources to help them integrate the strategies into their instruction.

We are AIM-VA Accessible educational materials (AEM) help to create access to the curriculum for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, vision or physical challenges, and others. A federally funded AEM program in every state assures that books in alternative formats are provided free of charge to eligible students with disabilities whose education teams take action. The AEM program operates under a legal exception to federal copyright law. Check out the AIM-VA home page to learn more about eligibility in Virginia. In other states, contact a special education teacher, a school administrator or download a list of AEM state contacts..

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