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September 2018

September 27

Active Learning Study Group

Time:  4-5 PM EST, 3-4  CST, 2-3 MST, 1-2 PST

This is the first of a 3-part series presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at the Penrickton Center for Blind Children.  The first session will focus on hand development (fine motor skills) and matching materials to the child's developmental level.

All sessions are free and will be recorded and archived on this site for viewing at a later date. You must register for each individual session.

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October 2018

October 10-11 

Georgia Sensory Project:  Georgia Vision Educators Statewide Training (GVEST)

Presented by Patty Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R

Patty will be doing sessions on the following topics, as part of a larger statewide conference:

  • Developing Meaningful Active Learning Goals Addressing the Curriculum
  • Looking at Behavior Through the Lens of Active Learning
  • Active Learning: Moving Learners from Passivity to Activity
  • The Comprehending Hand

The conference will be held at the Hatcher Conference Center at Middle George State University, 100 University Parkway, Macon Georgia 31206

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November 2018

November 5-6, 2018

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Given the opportunity, any child can learn! Active Learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, focuses on establishing motivating learning environments for children with multiple special needs. Join Ms. Patricia Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R/L., as she provides you with this fresh and pioneering approach. Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors. This exciting conference will feature lecture, video and demonstrations. Active Learning equipment
and materials will be on display throughout this conference.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday – November 5, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Active Learning vs. Passive Learning

  • The history and philosophy of Active Learning
  • Establishing rich environments to encourage active learning vs. passive learning
  • The role of play as a developmental tool in learning
  • Understanding the dynamic learning circle and the role disability plays in disrupting this process
  • Identifying strategies to encourage developmental learning

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH – on your own

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Active Learning Equipment & Tools

  • Active learning as an instrument for decreasing self-injurious behavior, self-stimulatory behaviors or aggressive behaviors
  • Use and demonstration of equipment that facilitates an Active Learning environment: the Little Room, Resonance Board and the HOPSA-dress
  • Facilitating skills in spatial relations, object concept, increased muscle strength, weight bearing, unsupported sitting, standing and walking


Tuesday – November 6, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Active Learning Equipment & the Five Phases of Educational Treatment

  • Use and demonstration of equipment that facilitates an Active Learning environment: the Essef Board, Support Bench, Multi-Functional Table
  • Facilitating cognitive skills, fine and gross motor skills, improving muscle strength and dexterity, improving weight bearing, unsupported sitting, and standing
  • Understanding and identifying the emotional and intellectual levels of the special needs child. Identifying the role of the adult in promoting skill development

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. LUNCH – on your own

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. From Assessment to Curriculum

  • Assessing a child’s developmental level with the use of the Functional Scheme
  • Establishing a rich and appropriate Active Learning curriculum. Physical layouts for the classroom or playroom
  • Strategies for implementing Active Learning in the home, school and therapy environment
  • Community resources

Schedule Subject To Change

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December 2018

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January 2019

January 24

Active Learning Study Group

Time:  4-5 PM EDT, 3-4  CDT, 2-3 MDT, 1-2 PDT

This is the second of a 3-part series presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at the Penrickton Center for Blind Children.  This session will focus on Constructive Play for learners in the Preoperational Stage (starting at approximately at the developmental level of two years).

All sessions are free and will be recorded and archived on this site for viewing at a later date. You must register for each individual session.

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February 2019

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March 2019

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April 2019

April 18 

Active Learning Study Group

Time:  4-5 PM EST, 3-4  CST, 2-3 MST, 1-2 PST

This is the third of a 3-part series presented by Patty Obrzut and Jessica McCavit, who are both Occupational Therapists at the Penrickton Center for Blind Children.  This session will focus on Oral Motor activities.

All sessions are free and will be recorded and archived on this site for viewing at a later date. You must register for each individual session.

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May 2019 

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June 2019

June 10-11, 2019

Dallas, Texas

Presented by Patty Obrzut, M.S., O.T.R

More information coming soon.

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