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            March 2017
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Dear Friends and Professionals,  

In this issue of our newsletter we focus on how technology can support learning, with a focus on SEL, Social-Emotional Learning and Transition.   

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

We continue to update our inventory of assistive technology (AT) and put them on our website. These items are available for loan. If you're interested in seeing what we have to offer please visit our online inventory.
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Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or suggestions for topics related to assistive technology please email Maureen.  
Maureen Erickson
Long Island Communities of Practice
Long Island TRAID Program

Learning Social-Emotional Skills in the 21st Century  Mobility 

This is an excellent article on importance of children learning social emotional skills and the use of technology to teach SEL.  It looks at the use of technology from a balanced perspective examining benefits (children can witness/create avatars that engage in virtual situations as a tool to teach social skills) while cautioning professionals and parents that these technology strategies are TOOLS to be used with adult engagement and not as solutions to replace the crucial role that families and professionals play.

EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology

In this webinar Dr. Izzo presents EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology , a 21st century online curriculum aligned with standards and designed for grades 8-12. The curriculum teaches English and language arts, information technology literacy, college & career readiness, and financial literacy. EnvisionIT was designed with accessibility and universal design for learning in mind and is highly customized to meet the needs of students, teachers, and other stakeholders.

Social Emotional Developement Resources

This is an interesting article from Brooks Publishing with great resources for free programs and ideas for the the Social Emotional Learning process.  
Ensuring that young children develop strong social-emotional skills will help get students ready for school, stop the bullying epidemic and Set every child up for future success in life. Social-emotional skills are a predictor of future success and achievement - it has been found that there are significant associations between stronger social-emotional skills in kindergarten and better life outcomes in the areas of education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health.
New Vision for Education: Fostering Social Emotional Learning Through Technology

The New Vision for Education project examines the role that technology can potentially play to improve education for the future. In phase II, we investigated innovative ways to help students develop competencies* and character qualities** broadly defined as social emotional skills, which are critical components of 21st century skill framework but not a core focus in today's curriculum.

More about EnvisionIT

More about EnvisionIT (EnvisionIT: Enhancing Transition Through Technology) can be found at Center for Technology and Disability webinar: