Be Sure to Say Hello at ATIA: Booth #515


It is that time of the year again and we are getting ready to meet with you at ATIA. We are all excited to meet with some of our old friends, meet new ones, continue to collaborate with you and expand our knowledge.

We must say that with the frigid cold weather up here in Boston, Orlando, FL is more welcoming than ever…

Have you seen Kurzweil 3000-firefly’s latest features?

K3000ff-easy-button Yes, using firefly you can now open any file, from any computer, with the click of a button!

Visit us at booth #515 at ATIA next week to see this feature live and learn about Kurzweil 3000-firefly’s latest features for reading, writing, and studying —including:

  • Enhancements to Usage Reporting; including new graphical, detailed data, ad hoc reporting capabilities and monitoring time spent in Kurzweil 3000-firefly.
  • Creating Vocabulary Study Guides
  • Newly added OpenDyslexic font
  • Kurzweil 3000-firefly’s new open a file from your computer.

Be sure to take time out of your busy schedule to join us at one the following sessions at ATIA:

Thur, Jan 30th – 8:00-9:00 AM – Bonaire 8
Data, Schmata…Why & How Does Reporting Help Learning?
Presented by Elisa Wern, Lacy Redd, and Teri Jones

Thur, Jan 30th – 9:20-10:20 AM – Boca I Room
Digital Access to the Common Core
Presented by Suzanne Feit

Fri, Jan 31st – 9:20-10:20 AM – Bonaire 1 Room
Suite Bytes: UDL and Assistive Technology for Inclusion
Presented by Linda Laverty

Fri, Jan 31st – 1:45-2:05 PM – Product Demo Center Room
Alternate Assessment Meets the Common Core
Presented by Suzanne Feit

Sat, Feb 1st – 8:00-9:00 AM – Antigua 2 Room
Imagine Yourself Adapting Curriculum: Learning to Cut & Paste
Presented by Fio Quinn

Sat, Feb 1st – 9:20-10:20 AM – Antigua 2 Room
FAA-La-La: Preparing for the State Alternate Assessment
Presented by Linda Laverty

Meet the Presenters:

Suzanne Feit is a consultant and training specialist with in-depth knowledge of assistive technology of software and hardware. For the past 35 years, she has been a part of district wide implementations of technology for students with special needs, providing support for educators, working with students from pre-school through the university level. Suzanne is an expert at implementing solutions for people with disabilities ranging from physical challenges, learning disabilities as well as significant cognitive challenges. Suzanne specializes in training the trainers and promoting effective implementation of the right tools to promote learning and independence for all students. She is the author of technology focused materials for the advancement of language arts, math and science with special needs audiences.

Fiorella (Fio) Quinn has an extensive background in special education, assistive technology, and music. Her expertise comes from more than 23 years in the educational field (both in Italy and the United States) as a teacher, trainer, international presenter, and developer of learning resources. Fio collaborates with numerous companies and leaders in the field. She has co-authored several collections of ready-made activities for different software and apps in both English and Italian. Fio is also an important contributor to the Classroom Suite Activity Exchange.

Elisa Wern has degrees in Occupational Therapy and Special Education and has presented at a variety of state and national conferences including regional
trainings, CEC, and ATIA. She is currently the Local Assistive Technology Specialist for Alachua County Schools where she coordinates AT services for the district.

Lacy Redd has been Principal at Newberry Elementary for 12 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida. Her school has been named a SWIFT school and serves as a model for high performing fully inclusive schools. NES partners with the University of Florida as a training site for future educators. Mrs. Redd has presented at educational conferences across the country and enjoys sharing her schools success story.

Teri Jones has been working in special education for 29 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree with a concentration in physical disabilities and multiple handicaps. She has provided assistive technology supports for her students for at least 20 years. Teri currently works as an Exceptional Student Education co-teacher at Newberry Elementary School, in Newberry, Florida.

Linda Laverty recently retired from the Palm Beach County School System where for over a decade she served in the capacity as Instructional Technology Specialist for the Dept. of Exceptional Student Education. Prior to that, Linda implemented the first assistive technology lab in Palm Beach County. She has presented at Closing the Gap, FETC, ATIA, and both state and national CEC Conferences. Linda has been instrumental in training hundreds of teachers on using and implementing curriculum designed to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities through the use of Classroom Suite. She has administered both the State Assessment for students on regular and special diploma tracks and has devoted considerable time in designing activities in Classroom Suite that will assist teachers in preparing their students for this important state assessment.

Don’t wait until after the conference, sign up for webinars in February now!

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