Issue 4
February 1999













Editorial Staff: 
David Lloyd
Gail Mann 
Ellen Serfaty 
Ann Shlapobersky
Renee Wahl


 Quality On-Line 

Learning At SNOW

Many ETNI members have benefited from SNOW on-line courses. The feature high quality course format and materials.  Special recommendation for “Learning to Learn”!!! Take a look at this semester’s offerings (and we’ll see you on-line!):

The SNOW (Special Needs Opportunities Windows) project at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is continuing to offer free online courses to educators, parents, or any individual interested in learning more about special education. 

This semester’s list is as follows:  Note—even if one of the courses has already started, take a peak at the public site, or just wait for a new course to begin.

The SNOW (Special Needs Opportunities Windows) project at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is continuing to offer free online courses to educators, parents, or any individual interested in learning more about special education. 

Upcoming courses offered this semester include:

Jan 11- Mar 23 Learning to Learn: Thinking and Learning Skills
Jan 18- Feb 7 Multiple Intelligences: Classroom Applications for Our
Students with Learning Disabilities 
Jan 25- Feb 14 Introduction to Adaptive Computer Technologies Jan 25- Feb 14 Learn to Braille 
Feb 8-Feb 28 Problem Solving in the Classroom 
Feb 15 - Mar 7 Designing Accessible Curriculum 
Feb 22- Mar 14 Acquired Brain Injury 
Mar 1 – Mar 21 Victimless Teaching: Strategies for Confrontational, Defiant and Oppositional Behaviour 
Apr 5 - May 2 Organizing the Disorganized Learner 

Online registration is available at:
http://snow.utoronto.ca/coursereg.html

Course Descriptions

Learning to Learn 
Jan. 11 - Mar. 23 1999. 
Thinking and Learning Skills Develop an awareness of your own learning abilities, strengths, or develop a learning skills program for your students. Discover how learners may format their learning strategies to match their processing strengths, in order to improve the quality of their learning experiences. 

Multiple Intelligences: Classroom Applications for Students with
Learning Disabilities Jan. 18- Feb. 7, 1999. An introduction to the
key principles of the "Multiple Intelligences Theory," this online
workshop will assist educators in exploring the ways in which a wider
family of intelligences can be recognized and encouraged. 

Introduction to Adaptive Computer Technologies 
Jan. 25 - Feb. 14 1999. 
Learn about a wide range of adaptive technologies in this workshop
moderated by staff of the Adaptive Technology Resource Center at the University of Toronto. 

Learn to Braille 
Jan. 11 - Feb. 26, 1999. 
This six-week online course is intended to introduce the learner to
Braille, to develop basic skills necessary to read and write
alphabetic Braille, and to develop basic skills in the use of the
Perkins Brailler. 

*This course ia also offered simultaneously as a credit course.
Information on enrolling in the course for credit is available through
Mohawk College Distance Education, Susan Fulsom
fulsoms@operatns.mohawkc.on.ca

Problem Solving in the Classroom 
Feb. 8 - Feb. 28, 1999. 
This on-line workshop will explore development of problem solving
skills in the classroom. Both teachers and students alike need these
skills to succeed, both in the school environment, and beyond. 

Designing Accessible Curriculum 
Feb. 15 - Mar. 7 1999. 
If you are a developer of curriculum and learning resoumes for the
web, it is important that you consider how your design decisions will
affect accessibility for a wide range of students and become familiar
with strategies for integrating alternative formats into overall web
design. 

Victimless Teaching: Strategies for Confrontational, Defiant and
Oppositional Students Mar. I - Mar. 21, 1999. Discover a variety of
techniques for managing student behaviour in the classroom and gain
greater understanding of your beliefs and attitudes about
"Confrontational, Defiant and Oppositional" Kids. 

Special Education: The Basics 
Mar. 8 - Mar. 28, 1999.
Participants are introduced to basic information about identifying and
accommodating students with special needs in the regular classroom. 

Organizing the Disorganized Learner 
Apr. 5 - May 2, 1999.
This four-week, on-line workshop includes introduction to a variety of
processes for time-management skills and routines, study skill
strategies, reading and writing strategies, notetaking formats and
development of self- awareness. 

Introductory Workshop in Acquired Brain Injury 
Feb 22 - Mar 14 1999
This workshop will define ABI, discuss causes and  incidence. Together we will explore the common consequences of ABI upon learning, social emotional and behavioural outcomes of students. 

If you’re not quite ready to jump in for a course, or are waiting for another to open, I suggest some surfing on their Resource Links page, http://snow.utoronto.ca/webresources.html 

And those especially interested in Adaptive Technology Resources:
http://snow.utoronto.ca/adaptive.html

Upcoming courses offered during January and February include:

 


Online registration is available at:
http://snow.utoronto.ca/coursereg.html

Course Descriptions

 

Learning to Learn 

Jan. 11 - Mar. 23 1999. 
Thinking and Learning Skills Develop an awareness of your own learning abilities, strengths, or develop a learning skills program for your students. Discover how learners may format their learning strategies to match their processing strengths, in order to improve the quality of their learning experiences. 
 

Multiple Intelligences: Classroom Applications for Students with Learning Disabilities 

Jan. 18- Feb. 7, 1999. 
An introduction to the key principles of the "Multiple Intelligences Theory," 
this online workshop will assist educators in exploring the ways in which a wider
family of intelligences can be recognized and encouraged. 
 

Introduction to Adaptive Computer Technologies 

Jan. 25 - Feb. 14 1999. 
Learn about a wide range of adaptive technologies in this workshop
moderated by staff of the Adaptive Technology Resource Center at the University of Toronto. 
 

Learn to Braille 

Jan. 11 - Feb. 26, 1999. 
This six-week online course is intended to introduce the learner to
Braille, to develop basic skills necessary to read and write
alphabetic Braille, and to develop basic skills in the use of the
Perkins Brailler. 

*This course ia also offered simultaneously as a credit course.
Information on enrolling in the course for credit is available through
Mohawk College Distance Education, Susan Fulsom
fulsoms@operatns.mohawkc.on.ca

Problem Solving in the Classroom 

Feb. 8 - Feb. 28, 1999. 
This on-line workshop will explore development of problem solving
skills in the classroom. Both teachers and students alike need these
skills to succeed, both in the school environment, and beyond. 
 

Designing Accessible Curriculum 

Feb. 15 - Mar. 7 1999. 
If you are a developer of curriculum and learning resoumes for the
web, it is important that you consider how your design decisions will
affect accessibility for a wide range of students and become familiar
with strategies for integrating alternative formats into overall web
design. 
 

Victimless Teaching: Strategies for Confrontational, Defiant and Oppositional Students 

Mar. I - Mar. 21, 1999.
Discover a variety of
techniques for managing student behaviour in the classroom and gain
greater understanding of your beliefs and attitudes about
"Confrontational, Defiant and Oppositional" Kids. 
 

Special Education: The Basics 

Mar. 8 - Mar. 28, 1999.
Participants are introduced to basic information about identifying and
accommodating students with special needs in the regular classroom. 
 

Organizing the Disorganized Learner 

Apr. 5 - May 2, 1999.
This four-week, on-line workshop includes introduction to a variety of
processes for time-management skills and routines, study skill
strategies, reading and writing strategies, notetaking formats and
development of self- awareness. 
 

Introductory Workshop in Acquired Brain Injury 

Feb 22 - Mar 14 1999
This workshop will define ABI, discuss causes and  incidence. Together we will explore the common consequences of ABI upon learning, social emotional and behavioural outcomes of students. 
 

To learn more about the upcoming courses, visit the professional
development section of the SNOW site.