Archive for the ‘Slide-A-Round Updates’ Category

The cornavirus is impacting my 2020 summer schedule. At this time my summer workshop at Alabama State University is going to be done virtually on June 16th. My Athens State University workshop is rescheduled for July 23rd at 8:30-11:30.

Please follow the “Latest News’ for updates regarding my other Alabama regional in-service education centers this summer due to the coronavirus.

I received an email from Dr. Karin Fisher, Georgia CEC Vice President. Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Georgia CEC Conference in Statesboro, GA on April 4th had to be cancelled. Dr. Fisher stated that the conference will be rescheduled this fall.

Dr. Karin Fisher, GA CEC Vice President, informed me that I will be presenting at the GA CEC Conference in Statesboro, GA on April 4th. See you at the conference!

I was very impressed by Aanya Rispoli, Lead Specialist for Professional Learning and Sustainability, for responding to my correspondence on a Sunday. After she reviewed my demonstration videos and information, she offered to share my strategies with the Arizona DOE math specialists. Because my manipulatives are available for checkout at the Arizona Assistive Technology Access Program (AzTAP), I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my math strategies with many students in Arizona.

I appreciated the prompt response from Macie Buckle, Education Program Consultant at the Louisiana Department of Education. Ms. Buckle offered to share my demonstration videos and strategies with her math and special education colleagues. Because my manipulatives are available for checkout at 7/7 Louisiana Assistive Technology Initiative Assistive Technology Centers, I am looking forward to helping additional students learn math in Louisiana!

About eight years ago, I met with Cindy Leannah, Florida Diagnostic Learning Resources System. When I met with her, I only had my paper prototypes. Considering how my math manipulatives were in the very early stages of development, I really appreciated her time. I contacted her and sent her some demonstration videos and updated information about my math strategies. Then, Ms. Leannah forwarded my information to her colleagues. I hope to visit her area this summer and/ or during the 2020-21 school year!

I corresponded with Dr. Karin Fisher, GA CEC Vice President, regarding the possibility of sharing my math strategies at her GA CEC Conference in Statesboro, GA on April 4th. By following her recommendation, I submitted a proposal to present. Follow “Latest News” for updated information regarding the confirmation of me sharing my math strategies at the conference.

I talked to Patty Maze, Director of the Athens State University Regional In-Service Center in Athens, AL, about doing a demonstration for teachers and administrators on June 11th at 8:30-11:30. I am looking forward to sharing my strategies with teachers and administrators this summer.

I appreciate the interest from of all of the regional in-service directors in Alabama. This is going to be a great summer for professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators and a fantastic 2020-21 school year for students because they will be able to use new strategies with their students.

I have been in correspondence with The Florida Council for Exceptional Children and Mississippi Council for Exception Children regarding the possibility of sharing my strategies at their 2020 conferences. Please follow the “Latest News” for updated information.

I originally panned on sharing my strategies at the JSU Region In-Service Center on June 11th. Due to a scheduling conflict, my demonstration date has been change to July 9th. See you this summer!