ATP Education Program's Academy

ATP Education Program AcademyThe ATP Education Program Academy is a one-stop shop for learning about assistive technology and how to provide quality assistive technology services to children and students receiving special education services.  The ATP Education Program Academy offers a number of different learning opportunities to help individuals and teams ensure that their AT services are effective. Each of the programs are described below along with links to register or access each program and/or to learn more.

ATP Education Program Webinar Series



The ATP Education Program Webinar series offers a collection of short webinars on a variety of topics.  These topics range from focusing on specific assistive technologies to learning how to provide high-quality assistive technology services to children and students receiving special education services. 

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ATP Education Program ATIA Learning Center On Demand



The ATP Education Program has partnered with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to bring the ATIA Learning Center to all residents of Nebraska.  The ATIA Learning Center has over 120 high-quality professional development webinars and courses.  These are available at no charge for Nebraska Residents and many include ASHA and/or IACET CEUs at no additional charge.  

Register to Access the ATIA Learning Center

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ATP Education Program Online by Design Course



Quality course design is instrumental toward supporting student success. That is, when an online learning environment is well designed, everyone achieves more, learns more, and is more equitably represented.  This course was designed to support you in designing effective and accessible online learning environments specifically using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the context of contemporary learning management systems. 

Learn more about the Online by Design Course

Register for the first Cohort by 8/27/2021.



ATP Education Program Book Study: Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology Services



The Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) is a set of professional guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of AT delivery.  This research-based set of practices will serve as the focus of a year-long book study.  This book study is beneficial for 

  • School districts as they strive to develop and provide quality assistive technology services aligned to federal, state and local mandates
  • Assistive technology service providers as they evaluate and constantly improve their services
  • Consumers of assistive technology services as they seek appropriate assistive technology services which meet their needs
  • Universities and professional developers as they conduct research and deliver programs that promote the development of the competencies needed to provide quality assistive technology services
  • Policy makers as they attempt to develop judicious and equitable policies related to assistive technology services.

Learn more about the QIAT Book Study

Register by 9/10/2021.


ATP Education Program Book Study: Comprehensive Literacy for All



Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write by Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver will serve as the focus of this year-long book study.  Drawing on decades of classroom experience, the authors present their own innovative model for teaching students with a wide range of significant disabilities to read and write print in grades PreK-12 and beyond. 

In this book, readers will:

  • Discover 10 success factors for helping students with significant disabilities become literate
  • Teach emergent readers and writers skillfully, with evidence-based strategies for shared and independent reading, early writing instruction, and alphabetic and phonological awareness
  • Help students acquire conventional literacy skills, with adaptable strategies for teaching reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, decoding, and spelling
  • Organize and deliver comprehensive literacy instruction in a variety of settings, both inside and outside of school
  • Use assistive technology effectively to support reading, writing, and communication
  • Engage and motivate students and make literacy instruction meaningful to their everyday lives

Learn More about the Comprehensive Literacy for All: Teaching Students with Significant Disabilities to Read and Write Book Study

Register by 8/27/2021



Become a n2y Coach - ATP Education Program  

The n2y Coaching Certification Course will allow individuals to receive training on n2y products (e.g., Unique Learning System, News-2-you, Symbolstix, etc.) and become trained coaches for others who are needing training and support.  Individuals taking this course will focus on the following topics:

  • Personalizing support to help teachers implement and monitor instructional lessons and assessments
  • Utilizing all available resources in n2y solutions
  • Increasing successful outcomes for teachers and students

Learn more about the n2y Coaching Certification Course



ATP Education Program RESNA AT Fundamentals Course



Led by a RESNA authorized instructor and current ATP, this training seminar provides a comprehensive review of assistive technology concepts and industry best practices. Several types of activities are used throughout the course to reinforce topics and increase knowledge retention. These activities include open-ended questions from the instructor to the students, poll questions, quizzes, group activities, and discussions. This interactive learning technique is based on sound adult learning theories.

Features of the Course Include:

  • Taught by an authorized RESNA instructor and current ATP
  • Collaboration with classmates
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Access to online ATP Practice Exam - complete with diagnostic scoring
  • Registration includes supplemental reading, Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th Ed (digital copy)

Learn more about the RESNA AT Fundamentals Course

Register by 8/20/2021.


ATP Education Program AT Cadre



The AT Cadre is an opportunity for individuals from around Nebraska to receive individualized coaching and support to develop their knowledge and skills related to providing quality assistive technology (AT) services to children and students with disabilities. 

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