HANDS-ON WRITING PROGRAM
For students who want to improve their writing skills
6 online sessions for student participation and learning.
This is a course designed to help children with all aspects of the writing process.
Sessions designed to motivate and encourage students.
Practical information with technology, and non-tech. ideas and information.
A step-by-step, scaffolded approach.
This is a pilot program. It will be a virtual, online program. The first one is being offered to a select group of students at no cost so that we can evaluate the effectiveness of the program. We ask that you (parent or guardian) are fully involved and provide the feedback that we need. (Brief checklist forms will be sent out after each session).
Parent participation is required for all online sessions and for homework.
Students will need two devices for this program:
1. One device for the Zoom call (this will be a group session - students and parents can see each other and talk to the group)
2. Another device (with keyboard and camera) for doing the writing activities.
To participate in this program the parent/guardian will need to sign a consent form.
Dates and Times :
(Parents should join too, but this session is aimed at showing students how they can improve their writing. There are 6 sessions, each one 45 minutes.
Times are USA CDT / UTC -5. Click on dates to sign up.)
Session dates and times for July - Aug 2020 to be announced
Training by Bridgette Nicholson
Assistive Technology Consultant
Bridgette Nicholson has been an occupational therapist and assistive technology consultant for over 32 years. She provides consultation services for school districts in the field of assistive technology for students with special needs, for both high and low incidence students. Services and training have included presentations on a variety of topics related to assistive technology and Universal Design for Learning for school districts, organizations, and conferences. She develops informational websites and online tools for educators and students in general and special education.