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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.

Live:Web Streaming Availible

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. If this is your first time attending a Livestream event when you click on the link it will ask you to sign up for a free Livestream account. Please do this before the event.

You will receive an e-mail about one week before the workshop with handouts and reminders. A link to the handouts will also be posted in the notes section of the 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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May 2014

June 2014

  • Live Stream Event Availible

    Beat the Summer Slump: Technology Tools to Keep Your Students Engaged

    Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Research shows that many students regress during the summer and begin the next school year behind where they were before. Parents and professionals who participate in this free workshop will learn about new assistive technology (AT) tools to help elementary school students avoid the summer slump, including websites, apps and other engaging ways to keep students reading and writing.
  • Transitioning to Employment and Independent Living

    Date: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    This workshop for families of transition-age youth will provide information on career exploration and planning. Parents will learn how to help prepare their youth for employment and life skills after high school. A vocational rehabilitation counselor will discuss eligibility and employment services.
  • Science or Science Fiction? Star Wars Meets Technology for Kids

    Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    Time: 10:00am-11:30am
    Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to build a real droid? Can the “Force” actually be with you? Can you really fly from one planet to another in an X-Wing fighter? Your favorite “Star Wars” character in full costume will provide the answers to these and other important scientific questions as middle school students with disabilities learn about the science behind science fiction. Hosted by IBM and presented by members of the 501st Legion, Central Garrison, this interactive workshop will explore the science of “Star Wars” in a fun and engaging way.

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