Special Education Directors,
ESS is excited to announce a third professional learning opportunity with Lauren Enders, CCC-SLP, on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 4:00–5:15 p.m. for special educators and related service providers.
Harnessing the Power of YouTube to Support Language Development (Including AAC Users):
YouTube is the world’s largest online video sharing platform. With millions of videos covering a staggering array of topics, there are videos available to engage people of all ages and abilities. With such broad appeal, YouTube can be a wonderful language learning tool to engage your students during remote (or in-person) instruction. In this fast-paced and resource-packed session, you will learn how to use YouTube content as a fun addition to your remote instruction toolbox. You will be provided with a list of excellent YouTube Channels that can be used as is or used as inspiration for creating your own content. Throughout the session, you will be provided with suggestions on how YouTube videos can be used to support language development in students of varying ages and skill levels, including those who are learning to communicate using AAC. Tips and tricks for modeling all types of AAC systems during YouTube-based activities will be shared. Attendees will leave with a digital resource containing links to the resources presented during the session.
- Describe 2 ways to show a YouTube video during a remote session without showing the visual clutter of surrounding text and images.
- Identify at least 3 fun YouTube channels that can be used to support language development in AAC users
- Name a YouTube channel that you plan to use with a student and describe how you will use a video from that channel in a remote session
Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist currently working as a full-time Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant for Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She has had a passion for using AAC and other forms of assistive technology to support students with complex communication needs and complex bodies since she began her career in 1995. Lauren presents regularly at national conferences including Closing the Gap, ATIA, and ASHA, as well as more intimate conferences, speaking engagements, and webinars. She has shared her knowledge via blog posts on Praacticalaac.org as well as articles published in the ASHA Leader and Closing the Gap Solutions Magazines. Lauren enjoys sharing AAC and AT related resources and networking with others in the field via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Participant registration is first-come, first-served until all available seats are filled.
Questions regarding this professional learning opportunity can be sent to [email protected].