Learning and The Brain

This is one of those conference brochures I drool over…34th Learning and the BRAIN conference, February 14-16, 2013

Learning and the Brain

 

 

 

With conference program topics like…

  • Developing Insight, Problem-Solving and Reasoning Skills
  • Benefits of the Arts on Brains, Language and Learning

…this is a time of learning you’ll want to sink your teeth into!

Anyone willing to sponsor me to attend??? 🙂

Check out the Learning and the Brain Summer Institutes too! And join the Society to access the online community!

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American Education Week: November 12-16

November 12-16 is American Education Week and NEA (National Education Association) has something to share for each day. Click the picture above for the full week’s list. Click here for today’s blog: Ten Things You Should Know About Today’s Student Veterans


PepNet2

Pepnet2 (pn2) is a national collaboration of  professionals with expertise in a broad array of content areas and  a variety of environments, including research, technology, personnel development, media production, and technical assistance who work in support of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.

Resources include:

  • Live, one-on-one assistance in a variety of communication modes,
  • In-person and online training,
  • Materials that are downloadable, printable or available as hard copies

Pepnet2 also offers:

  • Technical Assistance to improve educational, programmatic, and vocational accessibility.
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Evidence Synthesis
  • Leadership Coordination

For more specifics about what is offered, check out the About Us website section.

A GREAT resource to peruse is the Online Notetaker Training! This is a self-guided training which defines the role of the notetaker, provides notetaking strategies, and information on hearing loss for students are deaf or hard of hearing. 

 


COSD – Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

You have a disability. 

Your resumé does not.

 

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities provides great resources for both employers and students! There’s a ton of info within this site, but here are the two main sections I focused on:

Full Access – networking and education summit uniting students and graduates with disabilities.

Career Gateway – COSD’s mission is to help corporate America find those graduates, and vice versa.

Here’s the Log In link for both students and employers.


Friendship Circle

After a week of NO internet, I’m back! Whew…was having withdrawals!

A friend shared this blog with me and it’s definitely worth a read! The Friendship Circle blog “provides a space to receive great resources, read and share opinions, and stay up to date on the latest trends and news in the special needs community. You’ll hear from parents, special educators, therapists, advocates, and those with special needs themselves. Whether you come to learn, share, or give your own opinion join us…. You are among friends.”

This blog, in particular, has great information when considering chores as preparation for employment!  10 Benefits of Chores For Your Child With Special Needs


What is Emergency Preparedness?

emergency preparednessHere’s another Emergency Preparedness site with good info! (We are several hours into steady rain. Yard is flooded. But power is still on!)

What is Emergency Preparedness?

 

 


VEWAA

I’m in North Carolina for the NCRCA/VEWAA/VECAP conference and thought I’d share a little info on VEWAA.(Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association)

VEWAA strives to improve and advance the fields of work readiness and vocational evaluation through education and training.

Check out the FAQ section of the website.Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Association