University of Iowa

Community Outreach

Notice: ICATER will close on June 30, 2019. Please refer to the Iowa Now article on center closures. Resources and webinars will be available on the UI College of Education’s Education Technology Center website on July 1, 2019.
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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

Bahr, P.A., Reppert, R., and Maurer, A., Robots, Robots, Robots, Presentation at Assistive Technology on the Mississippi (ATOM) Conference 2018, Bettendorf, Iowa, November 9, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., and Peschong, L.A., Google Technology as Inclusive Practice for Universal Design, Presentation at Assistive Technology on the Mississippi (ATOM) Conference 2018, Bettendorf, Iowa, November 9, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Computer Access – Keyboards, Workshop for Grant Wood AEA Assistive Technology Consultants, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, November 7, 2018.

Wood, A., Saletta, M., Bahr, P.A., Kaldenberg, E.R., Two Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension in Young Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, Poster presentation at Iowa Speech and Hearing Association, Iowa City, Iowa, October 26, 2018.

Saletta, M., Wood, A., Kaldenberg, E.R., and Bahr, P.A., Reading Comprehension Supports for Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities: A Synthesis of Three Research Projects, Presentation to DeLTA, Iowa City, Iowa, October 19, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., and Warth, J., Introduction to iPad, Webinar for workers with developmental disabilities and their job coaches, Iowa’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Iowa City, Iowa, October 17 & 19, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Shaff, T.J., Twice-Exceptional Students and Assistive Technology: Literature and Technology Review, Presentation at Iowa Talented and Gifted conference, Des Moines, Iowa, October 16, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Assistive Technology for Writing Across Platforms, Presentation at Decoding Dyslexia Annual Conference, Ankeny, Iowa, September 27, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Text Readers: Helping Students Access Grade Level Text, Presentation at Decoding Dyslexia Annual Conference, Ankeny, Iowa, September 26, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Overview of Assistive Technology for Education, Hands-on workshop for Buena Vista University education students, Iowa City, Iowa, September 17, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Giesen, M.A., Assistive Technology Institute, Hybrid Professional Development, Albia, Cedar Falls, and Iowa City, Iowa, August 1, 2, and 8, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., The Double Robot, Presentation to Child Health Specialty Clinic Family Navigator Network, Statewide broadcast from Iowa City, Iowa, July 10, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Curran, C., Google Technology as Inclusive Practice for the Universally Designed Classroom, Presentation at 2018 Midwest Summer Institute Inclusion and Communication for All, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, June 19, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Nelson, S., Google Tools: Leveling the Playing Field for ALL Learners, Building Bridges GWAEA Assistive Technology Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 19, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Creating Self-Advocacy Projects with Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities, Access for Special Kids (ASK) Resource Center SPDG Grant Design Team Meeting, Johnston, Iowa, April 10, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Assistive Technology Questions and Answers, In-service for Understood staff, Iowa City, Iowa, March 31, 2018.

Teusink, H., Bahr, P.A., Croft, L.J., An Introduction to Neurodiversity, Presentation to College of Education, Iowa City, Iowa, March 26, 2018. Bahr, P.A., Assistive Technology Institute, Hybrid Professional Development, Iowa City, Iowa, March 24, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Giesen, M. A., Achrazoglou, G.J., Making STEM More Accessible, Presentation at STEM Pre-Service Teacher Conference, Coralville, Iowa, March 3, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Note Taking with Technology, Presentation at Central Rivers Assistive Technology Conference: Leveling the Playing Field for ALL Learners!, Cedar Falls, Iowa, February 23, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., iPad Access for the Marginal Touch User, Presentation at Central Rivers Assistive Technology Conference: Leveling the Playing Field for ALL Learners!, Cedar Falls, Iowa, February 23, 2018.

National Outreach Lecture Engagements

Recent national conference presentations include the following:

2018

Bahr, P.A., Doobay, A., Twice-Exceptionality: Actualizing Student Potential Through Assistive Technology, Presentation at National Association for Gifted Children 65th Annual Convention and Exhibition Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 17, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Shaff, T.J., Croft, L.J., Feature Matching of Assistive Technology for Twice-Exceptional Students, Presentation at National Association for Gifted Children 65th Annual Convention and Exhibition Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 16, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Achrazoglou, G.J., Telepresence Robots in Education, Closing the Gap Conference, Prior Lake, Minnesota, September 27, 2018.

Estrada-Hernandez, N., Bahr, P.A., ATP Ethics Survey – Preliminary Results, Workshop presentation at RESNA Conference, Arlington, Virginia, July 14, 2018.

Bahr, P.A., Creating Self-Advocacy Projects with Technology for Students

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.