The PATINS Project provides a range of support services for impacting both the organizational capacity and the professional capabilities of Indiana’s local educational agencies in serving students with unique learning needs. These services include:
- Operation of the Indiana Center for Accessible Instructional Materials (ICAM) www.icam.k12.in.us
- Regional Lending Libraries
- Technical Assistance and Training
- Monthly Featured Vendor/AT Products
- PATINS Rapid Fire Blog
- PATINS TV
- PATINS Refurbished Computer Program
- Family Resources
Thank you for attending our:
2014 PATINS State Conference
"Accessible Learning in Indiana: Materials, Modes, and Measurement"
We want to thank everyone for attending. We also want to thank our presenters, our staff and all the wonderful staff members at the Crowne Plaza who helped to make our conference such a huge success. We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
Please Save the Date:
April 23, 2015
PATINS Tech Expo
Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241
FREE registration will be available in January.
We hope you can join us for this well-attended annual event.
We will spotlight one of our Vendor friends on our Featured Vendor Spotlight Page each month. They will also be featured on our PATINS TV channel, complete with product demonstrations and special pricing. We are proud to welcome Empower Learning as our Featured Vendor for December 2014!
Upcoming Featured Vendors:
January: GH, LLC
February: Project Discovery
April: Prentke Romich Company
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month August - May
11:45 a.m. (EST) -
12:00 p.m. (EST)
Our next PATINS TV episode will air on January 6th.
Jeff Bond, the PATINS Central Coordinator, will be joined once again by Jim Lambert, the PATINS Northwest Coordinator, to break down some of the basic functions and study skills of eReader apps.
Plan to join 5 minutes early if you can. You'll be prompted to install an optional piece of software the first time, which will make the video run smoother. We welcome questions, concerns, comments, AND SUGGESTIONS for future PATINS TV Topics that YOU want to have us cover! Email Jeff Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Tip: Creating Accessible Materials for all!
The National Center on Disability and Access to Education have developed one-page accessibility resources, or “cheatsheets,” which have been developed to assist anyone who is creating accessible content. These free resources are catered to less-technical individuals, such as faculty and staff.
Future of Indiana Modified Achievement Standards Test (IMAST)
This document from Dr. Michele Walker, Director of Student Assessment and Becky Bowman, Director of Special Education explains assessment options which must be explored with Case Conference Committees that have already selected IMAST for 2014-15, as well as those Case Conference Committees which have yet to meet to determine 2014-15 assessment-related decisions.
The newly redesigned www.Teachindy.com has been optimized to help parents and educators gain an inside view into our educational community. CIESC Media Services started by organizing 50+ educational videos into searchable categories. Viewers can search by topic, tags, or by the customized search bar. All of these details help viewers watch more, and learn more. TeachIndy wants to link you only to relevant content, that will help you better engage our community of educators. A teacher blog page has been added to provide an outlet for teacher created and media related information. TeachIndy hopes that you take advantage of our redesigned site and that you will help spread the word.
The PATINS Project is proud of every "starfish" that we help get back into the ocean. See how we are making a difference!
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