Anne Carlsen Center for Children (ACCC) has invited special needs educators to attend a workshop in Jamestown, N.D., Aug. 21-22, featuring Madalaine Pugliese, a nationally recognized authority in assistive technology.
Pugliese’s work inspired the creation of “Stages,” a seven-level developmental framework that describes learners’ cognitive and language abilities. Stages provides an effective way to assess learners with special needs and helps educators determine appropriate curriculum.
The first day’s program, designed for veteran Stages users, is titled “Stages Implementation Strategies & Best Practice Models.” Participants will learn how to maximize effectiveness of Stages assessment and curriculum software.
On the second day, Pugliese will present “Differentiated Instruction and Universal Design.” This program focuses on combining assistive and educational technologies to facilitate effective learning for all students.
ACCC staff and other educators are eager to learn from Pugliese’s experience — more than 30 years — in public education.