Friday, May 25, 2007

Coop Retirements

I'd like to wish a fond farewell to Kathy Daly, Judy Stevens and Roberta Bohlke. They are retiring this year and will be missed. They all have different last days, so you'll have to check with them and wish them well!
(Who wants to bet which ones flunk retirement!)

PBEC Podcast Issue 9

This is the final podcast of the 2006-2007 school year. This issue covers:
  1. There is a demo on this blog showing how to transfer a student to a new case manager.
  2. There is a demo on this blog showing how to request access to a student.
  3. Don't change student's grade level in SpEd Forms or AIMSweb. (I'll do that.)
  4. Set up extended school year services just like regular ones, just set the dates.
  5. We'll be getting a new server computer for SpEd Forms over the summer.
  6. I'll be upgrading SpEd Forms the first week of June.
  7. I'm expecting a major SpEd Forms upgrade with forms changes before September.
  8. I'll be collecting SRI data next week and upgrading Read180 over the summer.
  9. I'll be doing a session at the summer institute workshops in August.
  10. Up to the MN*AT is in June. Just $10 a day!
  11. I'll be posting important notices to the blog over the summer.
Have a great summer!

How To Request Access To A Student

I've put together a short Quicktime movie demonstrating how to use the 'Request Access' feature in SpEd Forms. The feature allows you to send a message to the current case manager to request access to a student's forms.
Click here to see the demo.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

How To Transfer A Student To A New Case Manager

I've created a short Quicktime movie demonstrating how to transfer a student to a new case manager. Click here to see the demonstration.

How To View 'Exited' Students in SpEd Forms

If you've had a student 'disappear' from your list, it's probably because the student has had a status change and is 'inactive' or 'exited'. I've put together a short Quicktime movie demonstrating how to show students in your list who are 'inactive' or 'exited' in SpEd Forms. This is a reposting, but I think it's important as I've been getting alot of questions about it lately.
You can view it by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cognitive Coaching FoundationSM Seminar

A Cognitive Coaching FoundationSM seminar is again being offered in Brainerd by Loretta Norgon this summer: June 11-14 and Aug 13-16*.
Some of you took the full training a few years ago, and some completed the first half of the training at that time. If you are interested in the full eight days or if you would like to pick up the second four days; please get back to Loretta as soon as possible.
There will be no registration cost to Brainerd district employees.
Here's a link to the flyer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New AT FYI Available

The newest (and last for the school year) AT FYI is available on our website.

Have you tried Google Scholar?

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Want to learn more? Click here. Or click here to try it.

Summer Institute

The Summer Institute workshop schedule is done. I'll be doing two sessions. One with Dr. Marc Markell on CBM and AIMSweb. The other I will be doing with Margaret Knebel. Margaret and I will cover SpEd Forms changes, AIMSweb and new Assistive Technology.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Up to the MN*AT Brochure

The brochure for the Up to the MN*AT conference has been released. It will be held June 25-28, 2007 at the MN Dept of Ed in Roseville. There are specific strands for AT in a flash and vision.
See you there!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Did You Know?

Here is a link to a video titled, Did You Know that Gaynard sent to the coop staff. It's about six minutes of interesting facts and predictions. It will make you think!