All topics are available as half (1 ½ -2 ½ hour) or full day (3-8 hours)

Many topics can be combined to customize training to the needs of the group.

* Available as a hands on workshops, more than one Cotting staff person maybe required for hands on trainings; staff needs access to appropriate hardware/software

+ Available as a make and take session where teams leave with created materials and tools to use in the classroom


Assistive Technology

  • Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing with Students with High Incident Disabilities*
  • Technology for All*
  • Written Productive Profile: Determining Appropriate Accommodations for Students with Writing Disabilities
  • Universal Tools for Universal Design for Learning*
  • Structured Informal Assessments to Guide Technology Based Accommodations for Reading and Writing
  • Accessible Materials: Legal Guidelines and How to Find/Use Digital Media (e-books, pdf readers, audiobooks, etc)*+
  • SETT: A Systematic Framework for Team Evaluation of Assistive Technology Needs
  • iPads as (Special) Educational Tools*
  • Chromebooks as (Special) Educational Tools*
  • iPads for Behavior Regulation and as Visual Support Tools*
  • Digital Tools to Support Organization and Executive Functioning*
  • Technology Moves Fast: Keeping Up with Research and Practice
  • AT and IEP: Legal Considerations and Documentation
  • Technical Skills- only offered as hands on workshops.  All participants must have access to appropriate hardware/software
    •  Software options including but not limited to– Clicker 7, Kidspiration/Inspiration/Webspriation, Boardmaker 6/Plus/SDP, iMovie, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Chrome & Chrome extension·
    • iOS app options including but not limited to– Clicker, Pictello, PDF Pro, Notablility, Math Paper, ChoiceWorks, Scheduler, Educreations, Bitsboards, Stage Pro

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • Current Trends in AAC
  • Literacy for Students with Complex Communication Needs
  • Low Tech Visual Supports for Communication and Behavior*+
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies for Student with Complex Communication Needs+
  • Classroom Strategies for Supporting Augmentative Communication
  • Educational Assistants as Facilitators of Language Growth in AAC Users
  • Core Language Games
  • Key components to using and teaching AAC to students: Core Language, SNUG and LAMP
  • iPads as Part of a Continuum of Augmentative and Alternative Communication*
  • Informal and Low Cost Assessment Tools for AAC*+
  • Technical Skills- offered as hands on only
    • Dedicated device options including but not limited to: TobiiDynaVox, PRC, and Saltillo devices
    • iOS apps including but not limited to– TouchChat, Proloquo2Go, Sono Flex, LAMP Words for Life, AAC Genie, AutisMate 360, Predicatable, Grid, Compass, Unity Connect, and GoTalk

Educational and General Technology

  • Casting Call: Using Screencasting for Teaching
  • Aurasma and QR Codes
  • Tips and Tricks for the One iPad Classroom
  • iOS 101-  Basics and Native Apps for the Beginner
  • iThink iLove Social Media
  • iBooks Author: Creating Your Own iBooks *
  • Chromebooks 101- Basic and Native Apps for the Beginner*
  • Google Drive for Educators- Getting Starting with Your Account*
  • Executive Functioning: Assessment and Technology Based Interventions
  • Technical Skills- offered as hands on only
    • Hardware options including but not limited to—Mac OSX 10, SmartBoards, iOS devices, Chromebooks
    • Software options including but not limited to— Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, iMovie, iBooks Author, SmartNotebook, Online tools (i.e., video editors, audio recoding, drawing/image, timeline tools, mind mapping & presentation tools)

Language and Communication

  • Social Cognition: Understanding Theory and Intervention Strategies for Non-Licensed Staff
  • Social Cognition: Assessment and Intervention Planning
  • The Language of Work: Promoting Social and Communication Skills in Vocational Activities+
  • Normal Language Development from 3 to 6 years
  • Supporting Language Development in Preschoolers with Motor Planning Deficits+