Here is a list of upcoming trainings for Paraeducators, Associates and Educators. These classes will be held in our Zoom classroom and conducted by IMC Staff. Once you have registered you will receive login information.
Introduction to the Library and the Instructional Materials Center
Tuesday, May 5th 9:00am – 10:00am
Learn more about the resources the Library and the Instructional Materials Center have to offer both students and educators.
Ask the Instructional Materials Center Team
Friday, May 8th 9:00am – 10:00am
Join us to hear about the resources and services the Instructional Materials Center provides, and ask the IMC Team your questions.
Universal Design is Good Design
Tuesday, May 12th 9:00am – 10:00am
Learn the basics of UDL (Universal Design for Learning) and how you can implement it into your classroom environment, giving all students the tools to be successful from the start.
Making Documents Accessible
Thursday, May 14th 9:00am – 10:00am
Learn about basics of making Word and Google documents accessible, such as headings, links, and alt-text.
Learning Management Systems and Accessibility
Tuesday, May 19th 9:00am – 10:00am
A look at Learning Management Systems, Google Classroom and Canvas, and best practices to make them usable for all students with UDL and accessibility features.
Introducing Screen Readers
Thursday, May 21st 9:00am – 10:00am
Learn how to get your student started using a screen reader in the classroom. We will go over different screen readers and how to download, set them up, and some basic uses to get you started with your student.
June Paraeducator and Associate Training
We know more than most the important role that paraeducators and associates play in successful student learning. We want to help make sure that you have the information you need to make that success happen.
The Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled is accepting registrations for a two–week training opportunity (approximately 15 hours) held Monday – Friday. This is an incredible chance to sharpen your skills in a short amount of time. To make these learning advancements even more convenient, trainings will be available the Spring and Summer of 2020. These instructional sessions work within a 1-hour class using a Zoom classroom and will include some “homework” outside of class. The training will focus on topics related to accessible educational materials.
Topics will include; ordering materials in alternative formats for students, braille, Universal Design for Learning, creating accessible documents, screen readers, and information about the Instructional Materials Center. A $200.00 stipend will be available to those who successfully complete the training.
2020 Paraeducator and Associate Summer Training
June 8 – June 19
9:00am – 10:00am
Registration for Summer due by Friday, June 4th 4:30pm
Registration for 2020 Summer Training
For more about the Iowa Department for the Blind, the Library and the Instructional Materials Center visit us here:
Iowa Department for the Blind
Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
Library – Instructional Materials Center
For more information contact:
Library Director, Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
Iowa Department for the Blind