Implementing Boardmaker Instructional Solutions with Students

Length: 1hour

Presenter: Enid Hurtado, Angela Portal, Janel Rowe

Format: External


Training Type: Boardmaker Software Family


Boardmaker Online

This session interviewed a teacher and an SLP that have used Boardmaker Instructional Solutions of Current Events, Expedition Education, and Book Bridge with the students they serve to understand the use of the Solutions in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to

1. describe the communication and literacy benefits received by the students that used the Boardmaker Instructional Solutions 

2. describe the difference between the 3 Solutions that make up Boardmaker Instuctional Solutions

3. describe what communication and literacy benefits they think their students may receive through the use of Boardmaker Instructional Solutions

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Enid Hurtado received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and her teaching credential in Special Education: Moderate to Severe from San Diego State University. After leaving the public school system, she worked as a behavior specialist for an Early Intervention Program. She currently educates and trains parents and professionals on the use of Boardmaker products for instruction.

Angela Portal is a Curriculum Coordinator at a Center School in Florida for children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities ages five to 22. Angela has her Masters in Special Education from the University of Miami and over 14 years of experience in her field. Her specific interests in Special Education include augmentative and alternative communication and nature based learning. 

Janel Rowe is an ESE Teacher at Bright Horizons School. Bright Horizons is a center school for students with moderate to severe disabilities. She teaches in a classroom that consists of 6 students with complex physical and intellectual challenges. They are all nonverbal and use wheelchairs to ambulate. She has been teaching for 18 years in Broward County. She uses Boardmaker Online and Boardmaker Instructional Solutions with my students.

Financial Disclosure: Enid is a full time employee at TobiiDynaVox.

Non-financial Disclosure: Enid hashas a long history of using Board maker products in educational professional settings.

Financial Disclosure: Angela and Janel have no financial to declare.

Non-financial Disclosure : Angela and Janel have a long history of using Boardmaker in educational settings where they support students and staff.

Content Disclosure: Because of the unique characteristics of our product, this presentation will focus exclusively on the Boardmaker Online and will not include information about other communication or educational products.

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