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Visiting High School Special Education Classrooms

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"Thank you so much for visiting my class today and creating such interesting lessons. Every student asked me when you’ll be coming back! We appreciate all your time and effort.  You are awesome! It is so wonderful that you and the library are making a clear effort to our students that they are welcome and wanted. When can we schedule another visit?"
I received this lovely message from a teacher after I visited her class. As part of the School Outreach team, I visit classrooms frequently over the course of a school year. However, this instance was particularly rewarding because it was one of my first visits with our local high school’s special education department. Since then, I’ve been back many times and have formed wonderful connections with teachers and students. Every school and every group of students are different and you’ll want to adjust your plan to best fit their needs, but here are a few things I keep in mind before a school visit. Familiarize yourself with the stu…

iPad Workshop

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SNAILS member Sarah Okner of Vernon Area Public Library invites you to the following program this August:

Using iPads with Children with Special Needs
(For Parents and Teachers) Monday, August 11, 2014, 7:00pm Vernon Area Public Library 300 Olde Half Day Road Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Explore multiple strategies for using iPads to enhance communication and relationships for children with special needs. This workshop - designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers - demonstrates early literacy apps as well as those that build play skills. There will be time for questions.
This program is free and open to all adults, but registration is required. Register online, by telephone at 224-543-1486, or in person at any service desk in the library.