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All workshop times are listed in the central time zone (CST) unless otherwise noted.

In the event of inclement weather, PACER Center may cancel workshops. If you are registered for a workshop, we will contact you about cancellations. Also, please check this site the day of the workshop for a possible cancellation due to weather problems.

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Live:Web Streaming available

Workshops with this notice means that this workshop offers an off-site attendance option: a video-streaming service will broadcast the workshop live over the Internet so people who can’t attend the workshop in person can view the presentation live on their computer or tablet. The link to the Livestream channel is in the workshop confirmation you receive after you sign up. You do not need a Livestream account to view our live and recorded events.  You can sign up for a free account if you would like to receive notifications when we go live or post new events.

You will receive an e-mail about one week before the workshop with handouts and reminders. If you register the day of the event you can request handouts via the chat window during the live event.

PACER Center offers free workshops throughout Minnesota to parents of children with disabilities and the professionals working with families.

Workshop topics include areas of interest in special education, including information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) program, early childhood, the area of transition for students 14-21 (housing, post secondary, employment, and community), assistive technology, and many more!

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    July 2016


  • Live Stream Event available

    Evening Session: Appy Hour - From Beginning Writer to Published Author

    Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Join us for ‘Appy Hour’ where we’ll explore a variety of apps in a specific category. In this fast paced informal event staff from the Simon Technology Center will demonstrate apps for writing. For some students, writing can be a difficult task. Whether it’s the physical act of handwriting, or getting thoughts down on paper there are many apps available to help students of all ages improve their writing. Do you have an app that you would like to share? Send the link to stc@pacer.org along with the reason that you like it and we’ll demonstrate it during the event.

  • Live Stream Event available

    Morning Session: Appy Hour - From Beginning Writer to Published Author

    Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    Time: 10:00am-11:00am
    Join us for ‘Appy Hour’ where we’ll explore a variety of apps in a specific category. In this fast-paced, informal event, staff from the Simon Technology Center will demonstrate apps for writing. For some students, writing can be a difficult task. Whether it’s the physical act of handwriting, or getting thoughts down on paper, there are many apps available to help students of all ages improve their writing. Do you have an app that you would like to share? Send the link to stc@pacer.org along with what you like about it, and we’ll demonstrate it during the event.

August 2016

September 2016

  • STC Family Fun Day and Tech Expo

    Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
    Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
    From high-tech gadgets to technology that supports everything from play to learning to employment, there will be plenty to explore and try at the Simon Technology Center Family Fun Day and Tech Expo. Come to PACER Center to explore the possibilities of assistive technology and enjoy interacting with a variety of devices for children, teens, and adults. Attend mini sessions to see iPad app demonstrations, get creative with accessible art and do-it-yourself technology, learn about PACER’s resources, and more. This event is free but advance registration is required.

  • Live Stream Event available

    New Technologies, New Opportunities: The Changing World of Assistive Technology - A Focus on Wearables

    Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
    Participants in this workshop will learn about wearable technology and the ways this technology trend helps people with disabilities. They will learn about technology to help monitor health, behavior and more.

  • Live Stream Event available

    Evening Session: Appy Hour Event - A Focus on Math:

    Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
    Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
    Join us for ‘Appy Hour’ where we’ll explore a variety of apps in a specific category. In this fast paced informal event staff from the Simon Technology Center will explore the latest math app offerings. See apps that go beyond flash cards and drills- apps that help cultivate number sense and problem solving. Also see apps that teach advanced algebra and geometry concepts without the distraction of numbers. We will also cover virtual manipulatives and apps for visual learners. These apps will cover skills taught in grades 3-12. Do you have an app that you would like to share? Send the link to stc@pacer.org along with the reason that you like it and we’ll demonstrate it during the event.

  • Live Stream Event available

    Morning Session: Appy Hour Event - A Focus on Math

    Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
    Time: 10:00am-11:00am
    Join us for ‘Appy Hour’ where we’ll explore a variety of apps in a specific category. In this fast-paced, informal event, staff from the Simon Technology Center will explore the latest math app offerings. See apps that go beyond flash cards and drills: apps that help cultivate number sense and problem solving. Also see apps that teach advanced algebra and geometry concepts without the distraction of numbers. Additionally, we'll cover virtual manipulatives and apps for visual learners. These apps will cover skills taught in grades 3-12. Do you have an app that you would like to share? Send the link to stc@pacer.org along with what you like about it, and we’ll demonstrate it during the event.
 

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