Sample Training Agenda

First Session

  • Instructing the adult learner
  • Learning computer basics
    • vocabulary and language
    • connecting computer components
    • familiarize with system software, saving documents, opening documents and applications, making folders, mouse use, storing information, shortcuts and preferences
  • Designing the computer environment
    • arrangement of the center
    • physical location in the classroom
    • center management
    • accessibility issues
  • Evaluating software
    • levels of interactivity
    • software checklist and evaluation
    • KidDesk use and set-up
    • adult productivity software (e.g., word processing, calendars, arts/creativity applications
  • Using adaptive peripherals
    • identification and uses
    • appropriate use
    • set-up and connecting
  • Understanding the Technology Team Assessment Process
    • introduction to protocol (actual assessment of child will occur on-site)
    • child selection and family participation
  • Accessing the general curriculum through technology
    • integrating software into the curriculum
    • assess the children, curriculum, environment, software, families
    • determine classroom practices (i.e., learning centers, large group time, small group time, IEP goals, family involvement
  • Uncovering the Internet
    • accessing
    • navigation
    • web sites
    • resources
    • E-mail

Second session

  • Maintaining hardware
    • cleaning and adjusting printers
    • polishing CD-ROMs
    • updating system software
    • installing firmware cards
    • servicing hardware components and peripheral devices
  • Implementing the Technology Team Assessment Process
    • preparing for the assessment
    • organizing assessment activities
    • assessing the child
    • recording the assessment
    • writing the report

Third session

  • Integrated software (AppleWorks, Microsoft Works, Microsoft Office Suite), adult applications
    • word processing
    • newsletters
    • database and record keeping
    • notes and messages
    • calendars
  • Involving Families
    • technology in the classroom
    • using technology
    • computer workshops (make-it-take-it)

Fourth session

  • Working through transition
    • personnel
    • family
    • process
    • collaboration
  • Individualizing with HyperStudio
    • introduce application
    • produce storyboard for stack author a stack
    • evaluate stack
    • adding accessibility options
  • Evaluating hardware and software needs
    • examine existing hardware and software
    • determine hardware and software needs
    • research and review product comparisons and availability
    • update hardware and software
    • install and connect hardware
    • catalog software

     

    Follow-up on topics, as needed


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