Community Outreach

Outreach in schools statewide

ICATER consults with schools statewide to provide professional development, research, and consultation. For example, we are working with the state Department of Education and Usability sites to measure how teams are providing quality assistive technology services. Professional development is provided each summer at sites throughout the state. Our technology also supports College of Education students as they work in K-12 schools.  

Community Workshops and Conferences

Building Bridges co-sponsor – April 25, 2017

In collaboration with Grant Wood AEA, ICATER has co-sponsored Building Bridges since its inception, in 2012. The “Building Bridges: Eastern Iowa Assistive Technology Conference” will provide an opportunity to see first hand the latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, and services for school-age students with disabilities. This AT conference will serve as a unique opportunity for professionals, parents, administrators and service providers to exchange and gather information on the current status and assistive technology tools available for consideration.

ATOM – December 6, 2016

In collaboration with Mississippi Bend AEA, ICATER co-sponsored the first Assistive Technology on the Mississippi conference.

Together We Can co-sponsor – May 6, 2017

In collaboration with ASK (Access for Special Kids) Resource Center, ICATER will sponsor an assistive technology strand at the Together We Can conference. This conference focuses on the needs of students with disabilities, their parents, and caregivers. 

National Outreach Lecture Engagements

Recent national conference presentations include the following:

2017

Bahr, P.A., Curran, C.A., Peschong, L.A., Google Technology As Inclusive Practice for the Universally Designed Classroom, Presentation at Assistive Technology Industry Association 2017, Orlando, Florida, January 20, 2017.

Bahr, P.A., Lewis, A.M., Notetaking Technology Supports Across Platforms for High School and College, Presentation at Assistive Technology Industry Association 2017, Orlando, Florida, January 19, 2017.

2016

Lewis, A.M., and Bahr, P.A., (Awesome) Assistive Technology for College Success, Presentation at Closing the Gap Conference, October 21, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., Captioned Videos for Content Presentation, Student Engagement and Student Expression in All Classrooms, Presentation at Closing the Gap Conference, October 20, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lalk, S., Curran, C.M., Google Technology As Inclusive Practice for Universal Design, Presentation at Closing the Gap Conference, October 19, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., Captioned Video: Making Content Accessible for All, Presentation at RESNA Conference, Arlington, Virginia, July 14, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., Captioned Videos for Content Presentation, Student Engagement and Student Expression in All Classrooms, Presentation at Charting the Cs 8th Annual Cross Categorical Conference, Alexandria, Minnesota, April 25, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lalk, S., Curran, C.M., “OK Google” - Google Technology As Inclusive Practice for Universal Design, Presentation at Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 4, 2016.

Local presentations and professional development include the following:

Bahr, P.A., Mounting Assistive Technology for Access All the Time!, Presentation at ATOM AT Conference 2016, Bettendorf, Iowa, December 6, 2016.

Achrazoglou, J.G., Bahr, P.A., Butler, M.K., Lewis, A.M., and Reppert, R., Virtual and Cutting Edge Technology for Use in the Classroom, Presentation at ATOM AT Conference 2016, Bettendorf, Iowa, December 6, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., Captioned Videos for Content Presentation, Student Engagement and Student Expression in All Classrooms, Presentation at ATOM AT Conference 2016, Bettendorf, Iowa, December 6, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Lewis, A.M., Overview of ICATER, Interview for Hello It’s Us Public Access TV Program, Iowa City, Iowa, November 17, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology for Testing Accommodation, Presentation to College Board Test Development Team, Iowa City, Iowa, November 3, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., The Double 2 Robot, Presentation at Green Hills Area Education Agency, Creston, Iowa, October 14, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lewis, A.M., Assistive Technology Summer Institute, Two Day Workshop, Ottumwa, Iowa, August 10-11, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lewis, A.M., Butler, M.K., Assistive Technology Summer Institute, Two Day Workshop, Iowa City, Iowa, August 3-4, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Butler, M.K., Assistive Technology Summer Institute, Two Day Workshop, Sioux City, Iowa, July 27-28, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lewis, A.M., Butler, M.K., Assistive Technology Summer Institute, Two Day Workshop, Bettendorf, Iowa, July 19-20, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Lewis, A.M., Disability Simulation, Assistive Technology in Specially Designed Instruction Kickoff Event, Des Moines, Iowa, June 13, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Lewis, A.M., Assistive Technology in Iowa: Evidence of Learner Engagement Across Ages, Iowa Special Education Symposium, Des Moines, Iowa, June 13, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., and Achrazoglou, J.G., The Double 2 Robot, Presentation at Tech Forum for University IT, Iowa City, Iowa, May 24, 2016.

Lewis, A. M., and Bahr, P.A., Awesome (Assistive) Technology for College Success, 2016 Together We Can Conference, Des Moines, Iowa, May 7, 2016.

Bahr, P.A. and Lalk, S., Google Technology As Inclusive Practice for Universal Design, Presentation at Building Bridges Eastern Iowa Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 13, 2016.

Bahr, P.A. and Lewis, A. M., Notetaking with Smart Pens and Notability, Presentation at Building Bridges Eastern Iowa Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 13, 2016.

Bahr, P.A. and Spading, K., “SETT” - Example for High School and College, Presentation at Building Bridges Eastern Iowa Conference, Cedar Rapids, April 13, 2016.

Lewis, A.M., Bahr, P.A., Technology to help you Organize, Three Hands-On Presentations, IA-IDA Conference: Growing Our SEEDS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 9, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) ICATER Training, Workshop for Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Ottumwa, Iowa, March 16, 2016.

Bahr, P.A., Lewis, A.M., Assistive Technology Simulation and Demonstration, Two-hour workshop for Geonetrics, Iowa City, Iowa February 25, 2016.