Teaching and Training Resources
Interactive learning opportunities and resources for teaching a variety of AIM-related topics are provided in several formats, including webinars, online courses, videos, and print.
The AIM Center webinars offer interactive opportunities to develop and extend knowledge about accessible instructional materials. AIM Center webinars are divided into three series to enable participants to select the webinars that focus most specifically on their individual needs, interests, and responsibilities. All webinars are free of charge and open to anyone.
AIM Center staff and colleagues are frequent presenters at conferences and other venues around the country. Please join us for face-to-face dialogue on AIM-related issues.
Two online graduate-level courses have been developed and are available to colleges, universities, and professional development groups who are interested in offering comprehensive courses on AIM-related issues. These courses must be facilitated by a sponsoring group and are not intended for independent study. AIM 101 includes the fundamentals of AIM, including legal issues, selection, acquisition, and use of AIM to promote student achievement. AIM 102 is related to the preparation of accessible instructional materials. Courses, developed in Moodle, can be compressed and exported for use by others.
Text-to-Speech (TtS) and Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): An Implementation Guide for Use of TtS and AIM in Secondary Classrooms includes supports and strategies needed to design and implement programs in which AIM and text-to-speech technology are routinely used by secondary students with print disabilities. This product includes 1) a comprehensive guide with numerous customizable forms and supports that can be downloaded and printed on demand, and 2) a dynamic downloadable video that demonstrates the efficacy of using AIM and TtS to achieve successful outcomes by students with print disabilities.
The AIMing for Achievement DVD includes content of national impact that is designed to be useful across multiple environments with differing models of service provision. The DVD contains interviews, supplementary information, and illustrative scenarios that increase awareness and knowledge needed at both system and student levels to support timely provision of AIM.
This series contains brief videos that can be utilized to build awareness and knowledge related to AIM and can be incorporated into trainings to add engagement. Many of the videos showcase educators, learners, and family members sharing their experiences and providing practical tips about learning to use and using AIM successfully. As more videos are developed and more stakeholders share their thoughts, ideas, and lessons learned, the series will grow.