Event Description

 

Getting Bookshare Up and Running in Your District webinar

Date: February 25, 2019

Time: 3:30-4:30

PresenterLocationEvent LimitEvent Hours
Heidi Brislin, OTR/L & AT Specialistinternet 991

Registration Information:
Create an online registration

Contact: e-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register, wrightsu@cwu.edu

Description:

Brookshare is a free eBook program funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. It is free to all schools and students with qualifying reading barriers. Their huge collection of books is provided in a variety of accessible formats and include school, career and pleasure reading. Setting up and managing your district account can feel like a daunting process. In this session we will discuss how to determine qualification, set-up and manage you organizational account so that it develops into a smooth efficient process.

1. Participants will be able to state what is the qualifying criteria for Bookshare.

2. Participants will understand the process to set-up and manage a district wide Bookshare

3. Participants will be able to find team members to support students in their access and usage of Bookshare.

Presenter:

Heidi Brislin, OTR/L, AT Specialist

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist in the North Kitsap School District supporting students in Kingston and Poulsbo, WA. She has worked in the schools for 15 years and has supported students who range in age from 3-21. Over the past 4 years, Heidi has worked to develop the Assistive Technology Augmentative Alternative Communication team for her district. Prior to working in the schools, Heidi worked in a variety of adult in and out patient rehab settings. She graduated from Boston University with her Bachelor of Science degree in OT and received her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about helping teams provide authentic learning opportunities for all students, including improving literacy opportunities and skills, switch access, powered mobility and helping students become autonomous communicators using augmentative alternative communication tools.

Back to events list