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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Getting Started with Assistive Technology

    How can the Assistive Technology Team help my student?

    Consult and work with school staff to consider student's AT needs.

    Assistive Technology (AT) Process in LWSD

    Icon of three peopleIf a barrier is identified for a student with a disability, the IEP or 504 team collaborates to meet the need and overcome the barrier. A need could be supported by many solutions, including:

    • Modifications and accommodations
    • Assistive technology tools and supports
    • Related services
    • Specialized instruction

    Meeting iconIf AT supports are needed, the IEP team requests a consultation from the Assistive Technology Specialists.

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    The IEP team and AT Specialists work together using the SETT framework to decide which tools could best support the student

    Laptop iconOnce a potential tool is identified, an AT trial can begin. An AT trial includes the following:

    • IEP team or AT Specialists locate and deliver designated tool
    • IEP team introduces tool to the student (AT specialists are available to support).
    • The IEP team monitors the use and impact of the tool.
      • If the tool is successful, the trial can move to full implementation and is documented in the IEP or 504 plan.
      • If the tool is not successful, the IEP and AT teams look at other potential supports or tools and conduct an AT trial with the new tool.

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    The AT Specialists work with IEP teams, providing training and follow-up support throughout the process.

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    How can the Assistive Technology Team help my student?

    The Assistive Technology Team will:

    • Consider students' AT needs
    • Recommend tools and strategies to support and improve student learning
    • Select, fit, customize, maintain, repair or replace assistive technology tools
    • Provide training and ongoing support for students, families and staff
    • Provide professional development opportunities for staff
    • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for AT tools
    • Maintain current knowledge in best practice strategies, tools and services
    • Disseminate AT information and resources