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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax

2018-2019 Seminar Series


Directions:  Click on the register button.  ALL seminars are FREE. Breakfast or lunch is provided. You can call 913-384-4848 or email julie@kcdsg.org if you have any questions.

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Scheduling for Success! Tips and Tricks for Seamless Transition:


Do you find yourself going in circles when it comes to scheduling your student’s day? What works for one student, doesn’t work for another and you feel like you might never find a schedule that works? This seminar discusses effective ways to make transition seamless so you work smarter, not harder. Effective approaches to working with learners with Down syndrome will be explored, along with different schedule approaches to make life easier in the classroom. Think outside the box and see what others are doing so that you can get back to teaching! 

Sept 20, 2018                         Jan 10, 2019
8:30am-11:30am                    12:30pm-3:30pm




Utilizing Technology for Learners with Down Syndrome:


Are you using technology to help your students with intellectual disabilities? If not, why? This presentation will highlight common challenges with implementing and accessing technology and important resources you can access to help your students be successful.
Attendees will learn when and how to schedule an assistive tech evaluation, how to identify the right app for learning needs, and how to identify, implement and evaluate technology tools. Attendees will also increase their chances of having instructional success through technology application and find literacy solutions through Apps, software and more! Information on how Universal Design for Learning can alter technology identification and use will also be presented. Using technology for progress monitoring and adaptations should become a more familiar language to those attending this workshop.

Oct 11, 2018                         May 2, 2019
8:30am-11:30am                  8:30 am-11:30 am



Adapting and Modifying Curriculum for Learners with Down Syndrome: 

Adapting Curriculum can be daunting even for the seasoned educator. This three hour interactive seminar will help you better understand the nine different types of adaptations, when to use them and how to successfully implement changes to your current curriculum. Proven samples will be shared with attendees in this educator led session covering adaptations that work for K-8th grade in various subjects. Attendees will learn what accommodations/modifications are and when to use them, how to access general education curriculum through modifications that engage the learner, and ways to evaluate an adapt assignments to achieve the intended learning outcomes. 

Nov 8, 2018                             Mar 7, 2019
8:30am-11:30am                     12:30pm-3:30pm 



Fostering Independence in Students with Down Syndrome: 

Is your student with Down syndrome prompt, praise and reward dependent? Do you spend a significant amount of the day trying to find ways to motivate the student to work or stay on task? This seminar will highlight strategies for structuring your classroom and schedule for success while promoting independence and on task behavior. Attendees will also learn how to help students identify when they are frustrated and ask for help as well as develop coping strategies and work through non-preferred tasks. 

Dec 13, 2018                              Apr 4, 2019
8:30am-11:30am                        12:30pm-3:30pm