05-22-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Title
Assistive Technology Training for Private Schools by Judith Sweeney, Onion Mountain Technology, Inc.

Discussion

On June 11 and 12, 2012 Judith P. Sweeney will present "Technology and Literacy K-6" and "Assistive Technology Continuum" training for 100 Private School Teachers and Public School Speech-Language Pathologists who serve students with disabilities.

"Technology and Literary K-6" training will feature a full variety of technology tools, from the very simple to the highest technology, which will enable ESE students to be more successful and organized readers and writers.  "Assistive Technology Continuum" training will expose teachers who work with ESE students to a full range of low, mid, and high tech tools (including the use of color, hand held devices, computers and assistive software) designed to enable students to function more independently and successfully.  These strategies and tools will enable ESE students in both public and parentally placed private schools to improve their reading and writing abilities to be successful in a regular education classroom.  The strategies will also support accommodations and modifications to be provided to ESE students. 

The $18,587.48 cost for the training includes $3,000 for the consultant, $647.00 for travel, plus $14,940.50 for 1 LoTTIE kit per school (25).  Funding for this training will be provided by ESE Program Support IDEA Proportionate Share.



Recommendation

Approve the Contracted Services Agreement for Judith P. Sweeney, Onion Mountain Technology, Inc. to provide technology training to public and private school teachers who serve students with disabilities.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/8/2012
Consent after Information5/22/2012

Authority for Action
IDEA, Part B, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Proportionate Share

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
201214,940.48Yes42292804120155200511000
20123,647.00Yes42292804120156400312000

Contact

Sue Carver, Director, ESE Program Support, Ext. 520




Attachment:  Sweeney-OnionMtn.2012.pdf