New PD Course Focuses on iPods and iPads in Special Education

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Using the iPod and iPad in special education is a growing trend. But how do you get started, what is the potential, and what strengths do students need in order to be successful users of this technology?

Atomic Learning’s Atomic Catalyst solution has recently added a new professional development course featuring techniques for using mobile technology in special education entitled “iPod/iPad Use for Students with Special Needs”. Participants will walk away with an implementation plan for a student or classroom to ensure successful use of this technology.

Centered around the timely topics of Common Core Standards or the use of mobile devices in the classroom, every six-week Atomic Catalyst PD course includes a weekly instructional webinar led by a highly-qualified facilitator, as well as online resources, collaborative discussions and facilitator feedback to help teachers build and apply new strategies and skills.

The “iPod/iPad Use for Students with Special Needs” course starts on November 7 and runs until December 19, with weekly webinars on Wednesdays.  2- and 3-credit options for grad credit upon completion of the course are available through a partnership with Learner’s Edge.

Courses entitled “Transforming Classroom Lesson to Teach Common Core Standards” and “Going Mobile” are also offered. To learn more or register for any of these courses, visit

About Atomic Learning 
Through a partnership with Atomic Learning, schools can provide teachers, staff, students, and parents with Atomic Learning’s professional development resources that focus on tech integration. The Atomic Learning suite of products is designed to provide a comprehensive framework to bring technology and curriculum together, through targeted solutions for specific initiatives, such as mobile or Common Core. Atomic Learning features a guided, step-by-step path for tech integration through online teacher workshops, classroom-ready projects, assessments, and just-in-time training and support on programs relevant to district and individual technology needs. To learn more about Atomic Learning’s solution, visit