ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-004

Date Created : 08/08/2008


Co-op Directors
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Teaching Transition & Life Skills Using PowerPoint Tools

Regulatory Authority:
20 U.S.C.A. Section 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Sharon LeBlance, Easter Seals Arkansas

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), will be offering professional development on the topic of technology strategies that can be used to teach transition and life skills in the special education classroom. This workshop is intended for special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, related services providers and paraprofessionals. This training will focus on ways to design lessons, tests and quizzes using PowerPoint. Participants will be given CDs with ten PowerPoint lessons to assist with teaching transition skills such as cooking and proper restaurant etiquette. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to design programs for future use in classrooms or therapy sessions. Blank discs will be provided for participants so that programs designed during class may be copied to take back to the classroom. Cost of the workshop is $100.00. Lunch is not provided.

This workshop will be provided at the following times and locations:

October 7, 2008 - Easter Seals Arkansas Technology Lab 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 22, 2008 - Easter Seals Arkansas Technology Lab 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3615, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials are available in the attachment or on-line at


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