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To register for an event, contact your district coordinator. Each district has an individual designated as the OT/PT coordinator or lead. If you are unsure who that is in your district, contact your ESE Director.
For educators not affiliated with a district, email Andrew Willson at awillson@fgcu.edu.

3/11/2024 - 3/11/2024
Game of Access: Explore & Win!
Location: Fort Myers
Presenter(s): Kathleen Glus, M.A. CCC-SLP, Janet Good, Nancy Hoppe, OTR, MHS, ATP
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Description:

Students with complex bodies need ways to independently make choices and access the curriculum. This session will provide participants with hands-on exploration of various switch types and features, mouse alternatives, an overview of the critical considerations for seating and positioning, and winning strategies for educational access. Participants will experience scanning options and digital tools.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore built-in computer and tablet accessibility.  

**Note:  Registered participants should bring their mobile devices (iOS if possible) and a laptop computer to the Game of Access training.  You will need them for some of the hands-on activities that will be provided.

Our presenter, Janet Good is a Speech Language pathologist on the Technology & Learning Connections team MTSS project.  She is the Unit Coordinator and the Loan Library Distribution Center Coordinator, Port Orange, with Florida's Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project (PS-RtI)-Technology Unit at the University of South Florida. 

Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM, On-site check-in begins at 7:30am
Details:
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, Florida 33965
Room #: Cohen Center Ballroom - Designated Parking TBA
Registration Deadline: 3/1/2024
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Comments: Hotel Accommodations; 1.) Homewood Suites by Hilton, (Ft. Myers Airport/FGCU), 2 miles from FGCU—Phone: 239-210-7300 2.) The Hilton Garden Inn, (Ft. Myers Airport/FGCU), 2 miles form FGCU—Phone: 239-210-7200 3.) Courtyard by Marriott, (Gulf Coast Town Center), 2.94 miles from FGCU—Phone 239-332-4747 4.) Drury Inn & Suites, Fort Myers, (I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center), 3 miles from FGCU—Phone: 239-267-1340 5.) Holiday Inn, (Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center), 3 miles from FGCU—Phone: 239-561-1550 6.) Embassy Suites Hotel, (Ft. Myers/Estero), 4.22 miles from FGCU—Phone: 2139-949-4222
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3/18/2024 - 3/18/2024
Game of Access: Explore and Win!
Location: Gainesville
Presenter(s): Kathleen Glus, M.A. CCC-SLP, Janet Good, Nancy Hoppe, OTR, MHS, ATP
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Description:

Students with complex bodies need ways to independently make choices and access the curriculum. This session will provide participants with hands-on exploration of various switch types and features, mouse alternatives, an overview of the critical considerations for seating and positioning, and winning strategies for educational access. Participants will experience scanning options and digital tools.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore built-in computer and tablet accessibility.  

**Note:  Registered participants should bring their mobile devices (iOS if possible) and a laptop computer to the Game of Access training.  You will need them for some of the hands-on activities that will be provided.

Our presenter, Janet Good, is a Speech Language Pathologist on the Technology and Learning Connections team MTSS project.  She is the Unit Coordinator and the Loan Library Distribution Center Coordinator, Port Orange, with Florida's Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project (PS-RtI)-Technology Unit at the University of South Florida. 

Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM (EST); on-site check-in begins at 7:30am
Details:
Best Western Gateway Grand - Gainesville
4200 NW 97th Boulevard
Gainesville, Florida 32606
Room #: Springhills Ballroom
Registration Deadline: 3/8/2024
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4/8/2024 - 4/8/2024
Game of Access: Explore and Win!
Location: Fort Pierce
Presenter(s): Kathleen Glus, M.A. CCC-SLP, Janet Good, Nancy Hoppe, OTR, MHS, ATP
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Description:

Students with complex bodies need ways to independently make choices and access the curriculum. This session will provide participants with hands-on exploration of various switch types and features, mouse alternatives, an overview of the critical considerations for seating and positioning, and winning strategies for educational access. Participants will experience scanning options and digital tools.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore built-in computer and tablet accessibility.  

**Note:  Registered participants should bring their mobile devices (iOS if possible) and a laptop computer to the Game of Access training.  You will need them for some of the hands-on activities that will be provided.

Our presenter, Janet Good, is a Speech Language Pathologist on the Technology and Learning Connections team MTSS project.  She is the Unit Coordinator and the Loan Library Distribution Center Coordinator, Port Orange, with Florida's Problem Solving/Response to Intervention Project (PS-RtI)-Technology Unit at the University of South Florida. 

Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM (EST); on-site check-in begins at 7:30am
Details:
Indian River Community College
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, Florida 34945
Room #: 1190A
Registration Deadline: 4/1/2024
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4/4/2024 - 4/5/2024
2024 Leaders Event for OT/PT and SLP Coordinators
Location: Safety Harbor
Presenter(s): Jose L. Martín, J.D., Attorney at Law
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Description:
Day 1:
  • A representative of the FDOE Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services will provide an update on current topics of interest relevant to related services. 
  • Attendees will also have opportunities to participate in Coordinator Workgroups.
Day 2:  
  • Jose L. Martin, Attorney at Law will present on professional collaborative practices and legal issues.
Hotel Reservation and Event Registration

    Reservations for sleeping rooms must be completed by February 23, 2024 

    Participants must complete two parts to register for the event:

    1.  Register to attend the event on the WWE site by completing the pretest and updating your account profile. 

    2.  Reserve a sleeping room via the link below for individuals 50+ miles from Safety Harbor.  We provide a maximum of two sleeping rooms per district.  If the SLP and OT/PT Coordinator position is a combined position, one room is provided.  WWE is only responsible for reservations made on the WWE site.  Participants should not contact the hotel directly to make reservations, cancel reservations, or modify reservations. 
    Please go to the link below to reserve your room by 2/23/24


    If you need to change or cancel your reservation or registration status, please contact Jennifer Reeves at jreeves@coe.ufl.edu AND Alice Kaye Emery at aemery@coe.ufl.edu. 
    Please DO NOT contact the hotel directly.  

     



    Time: DAY 1: Onsite Sign In is at 1:00 PM; Event runs from 1:30 PM-4:30 PM DAY 2: Onsite Sign In is at 8:30 AM; Event Runs from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Details:
    Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
    105 North Bayshore Drive
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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    Registration Deadline: 2/23/2024
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    2/23/2024 - 2/23/2024
    Addressing Function Through Movement Patterns
    Location: Lakeland
    Presenter(s): Jennifer (Jena) Maronie
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    Description:

    Topic Description

    The course is designed to teach therapists the importance of movement and how movement impacts school performance. The discussion will include the identification of mature and immature movement patterns, how these movement patterns impact functional performance in the classroom, and how to address these movement patterns with targeted movement activities. Therapists will learn how to accommodate non-functional movement patterns to allow students to be successful. Discussion will also include applying existing exercises/programs to target specific motor patterns.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how to identify immature movement patterns in isolation and during functional tasks
    • Learn how to address immature movement patterns through targeted movement activities
    • Learn how to accommodate immature movement patterns through classroom accommodations
    • Learn to document immature movement patterns as they relate to school function
    • Learn to make connections between previous knowledge and new information regarding immature movement patterns
    Time: Check in at 8:00 AM. Training Starts: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM / Lunch on Your Own
    Details:
    RP Funding Center (Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom)
    701 W Lime St
    Lakeland, FL 33815
    Room #: Lake Hollingsworth Ballroom
    Registration Deadline: 2/21/2024
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    2/26/2024 - 2/26/2024
    Addressing Function Through Movement Patterns
    Location: Altamonte Springs
    Presenter(s): Jennifer (Jena) Maronie
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    Description:

    Topic Description

    The course is designed to teach therapists the importance of movement and how movement impacts school performance. The discussion will include the identification of mature and immature movement patterns, how these movement patterns impact functional performance in the classroom, and how to address these movement patterns with targeted movement activities. Therapists will learn how to accommodate non-functional movement patterns to allow students to be successful. Discussion will also include applying existing exercises/programs to target specific motor patterns.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how to identify immature movement patterns in isolation and during functional tasks
    • Learn how to address immature movement patterns through targeted movement activities
    • Learn how to accommodate immature movement patterns through classroom accommodations
    • Learn to document immature movement patterns as they relate to school function
    • Learn to make connections between previous knowledge and new information regarding immature movement patterns
    Time: Check in at 8:00 AM. Training Starts: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM / Lunch on Your Own
    Details:
    Embassy Suites By Hilton, Orlando North
    225 Shorecrest Drive
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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    Registration Deadline: 2/21/2024
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