Ruth Scott

Texthelp and Friends at ATIA 2019

ATIA 2019 is just around the corner so that means Florida is the next stop on the Texthelp World Tour 2019. If you're planning on attending and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of our activities that are going on at #ATIA19.

Visit our booth #504

We've got a great group of Texthelpers heading to ATIA this year. For the first time ever, joining our Education contingent will be our workplace team who are on hand to help you out with any questions you might have about our work with organizations and individuals beyond education. So feel free to stop by the booth during the below Exhibit Hall hours to chat with the team, get a demo of our products, or learn what's coming next.

Competition time

Once you leave the booth, we have a fun Twitter contest you can participate in! Share at least one thing you learned while at the Texthelp booth or invite at least one friend or colleague to stop by our booth, and you’ll be entered into our contest. Just don’t forget to tag @TexthelpEvents in your Tweet. 

The winner, which will be announced at the end of the show, will receive a signed copy of Kasey Bell’s book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic.

Exhibit hall hours

Wednesday, January 30
5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Thursday, January 31

10:30am – 1:00pm - Morning networking

1:00pm – 2:00pm - Hall Closed (Lunch Break)

2:00pm – 5:30pm - Afternoon networking

Friday, February 01

10:30am – 1:00pm - Morning networking

1:00pm – 2:00pm - Hall Closed (Lunch Break)     

2:00pm – 5:30pm - Afternoon networking

Attend a Speaking Session

Our Texthelpers, Kathleen Colburn and Jason Carroll are both speaking at ATIA this year. Here are all the details for their sessions:

Supporting Struggling Learners with Read&Write for Windows and Edge

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 11:35 - 11:55
Location: Exhibit Hall Theater
Speakers: Kathleen Colburn

This session will delve into two Read&Write applications that perfectly complement each other to support students throughout the Windows environment, whether they’re working offline in Microsoft Word or online in Office 365 or Edge.

Supporting Literacy and Math for G Suite Users

Date: Thursday, January 31
Time: 4:30 - 5:30
Location: Caribbean 1
Speakers: Jason Carroll

This fast-paced session will explore two cloud-based solutions from Texthelp that can support diverse learners in both literacy and math. Participants will see how Read&Write and EquatIO provide a robust suite of features that boost comprehension and engagement, make materials accessible, and allow all learners to be successful.

Join our friends

Some of our customers and friends of Texthelp are also hosting sessions during ATIA this year. Why not pop along to their sessions and bring back a wealth of knowledge? If you’ve learned something invaluable during one of these sessions, why not tweet us about it afterward?

Assistive Technology to Support Executive Function, Attention and Behavior

Kindy Segovia - Kent Independent Schools District
Thursday, January 31
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Location: Caribbean I

We will examine an array of current and upcoming technology supports across devices, that can benefit many executive functioning, attention, behavior and sensory needs. From cloud-based tools that target time management, planning and prioritizing to iOS and Chrome apps and extensions that support emotional regulation, self-monitoring, and focus, join us for demonstration, examples, and options for implementation!

Accessibility Tools for Online Testing

Heather Bridgeman - OCALI  and Jennifer Heim State Support Team #2
Thursday, January 31
3:00 PM - 5:00PM
Location: Caribbean I

More and more school districts are requiring online testing. With the advent of this newer technology comes the availability of numerous accessibility features. Designations of accessibility features vary from state to state and within online testing platforms, but most have similar designations including accommodations for settings and locations, presentation, format, navigation and timing. As a result, an interactive Google Doc, “Accessibility Features and Related Instructional Tools”, was created by the Ohio AT Network. This document contains resources for students to experience accessibility features within their daily instruction. Using their own technology, participants will be guided through the components of this document.

Pre-Conference: Breaking Out the Toolkit: Solutions in a New York Minute

NY City Department of Education
Tuesday,  January 29
Location: Caribbean VI

What does it take to support the most diverse public-school district in the country? Join this pre-conference session and the team from NYC DOE Center for Assistive Technology will share their cross-platform solutions, that are practical and achievable for students, and the staff supporting them.

Pre-Conference: Innovative Technologies for Learners with Reading and Other Learning Differences

Sharon Plante (@iplante)‏ & Karen Janowski (@KarenJan)
Tuesday, January 29
Location: Bonaire 6

This collaborative, fast-paced and highly interactive pre-conference, updated for 2019, will focus on providing a neuroscience foundation, based upon the work of Judy Willis, MD (neurologist and classroom teacher) and exploring technologies to support learners with reading, writing, executive function and math challenges.

25 Ways to Improve Your Inclusive Practice

Chris Bugaj (@attipscast) & Mike Marotta (@mmatp)‏
Thursday, January 31
09:20 am - 10:50 am
Location: Caribbean V

Join the fun as Chris and Mike explore 25 methods which engage and empower ALL students to take charge of their own learning. Infuse your classroom with these inclusive practices to design educational experiences that meet the unique needs of every learner.

Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12 Spotlight: Best Practices in Utilizing AT to Support Reading

Beth Poss (@possbeth), Linda Bastiani Wilson, Caroline Musselwhite (@AACCaroline), Sharon Plante (@iplante), Erin Sheldon (@sheldonerin)
Thursday, January 31
09:20 am - 10:50 am
Location: Caribbean VI

During this Spotlight Session, AT and AEM professionals, including friend of Texthelp, Beth Poss, will share their best practices for using assistive technology to support reading and literacy success for all students. 

Looking forward to seeing you at ATIA 2019!


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