Thursday, January 18, 2007

Linda Burkhart Workshop

Linda Burkhart will be conducting a two day workshop titled Communication Strategies and Adaptations for Students with Severe Challenges. It will be held at the Best Western Kelly Inn in St Cloud on April 18 & 19, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

You can register online at

Click here for the brochure in PDF.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

PACER trainings in Brainerd

PACER is conducting 4 trainings in Brainerd this winter/spring. The dates are 2/6,3/6,4/3,5/15. They will be from 6-9pm at WESB.

The first training is Tuesday, February 6: What Parents and Professionals Need to Know About Technology for Children with Disabilities
The workshop introduces the concept of assistive technology and related legal requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA2004). Participants will receive tips on selecting assistive technology devices and an introduction to the Minnesota Assistive Technology Manual.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Attachment Series DVD

We have an 'Attachment Series' DVD that covers Workshop #1 available for check out. It covers 'What is Attachment Theory...Really?'.

The Attachment Series is done by the Center of Excellence in Children's Mental Health.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Read 180

The coop is purchasing the Read 180 reading intervention curriculum from Scholastic for our member districts. The target implementation date is January 22, 2007.

I've created an email group that will facilitate discussions about Read 180 for our coop. If you'd like to join, just let me know.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Charting the Cs

The 16th Annual Charting the Cs Assistive Technology Conference has been schedule for April 23–24, 2007 at St. Cloud Civic Center in St. Cloud, MN. This is a great conference that is centrally located and low in cost. Plan to attend if you can!

I'll be there as I'll be doing two sessions on Podcasting! See you there!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Book Lexiles

Did you know you can search the database at and find the lexile reading difficulty level for any of the tens of thousands of books in their database?

Give it a try!