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May Meeting 2015

Hello!

Firstly, we have a new e-mail address for the OI Consortium: 

georgiaoiteachers@gmail.com

I will be sending out all of our e-mails and meeting notices from this address, so please just e-mail me at this address if you have any questions for the group. 

It’s been too long since my last blog post! This school year has been very busy for me, as I’m sure it has been for everyone else! We had a great turnout at the panel discussion at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in January. We had over 100 people in attendance, and I have received a lot of good feedback as a result. I am hoping we can plan a similar event for next spring.

Our March meeting included a presentation by Susan Ruediger of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, which is a national organization that raises awareness for CMT, as well as provides support for persons living with CMT. Susan is a huge resource in this area, and is available at any time for support regarding a student with CMT. Here is a link to the CMTA website:

cmtausa.org

We will have our last meeting for the year tomorrow at Georgia State University. Kyle Pease, of the Kyle Pease Foundation, will be speaking with us about the KPF, and it’s goal of providing adapted athletic equipment and community building for persons with physical disabilities. This is an incredibly impacting organization as it provides free adapted sports equipment to people across the state, as well as providing a support system to persons with physical disabilities that encourages athleticism and positivity. I am really looking forward to hearing more about this organization and the people behind it!

Here is a link to the Kyle Pease Foundation: 

kylepeasefoundation.org

We will also have a discussion led by Elise James of the GADOE regarding OI certification needs in Georgia. As there is currently no certification program in the state, Elise wants to generate input regarding the need for OI certified teachers in Georgia, and possible ways that we can bring a viable certification program back to life!

We are also going to be able to Skype the meeting for tomorrow, so if you would like to join the meeting via Skype, please e-mail me your username at:

georgioiteachers@gmail.com

Thank you and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting tomorrow!

Judy

Follow Up from May 2014 Meeting

Hello Everyone!

Firstly, I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone for attending and hosting the meetings. I felt that we had a great year, and next year will be even better. I am hoping that our consortium grows immensely over the next year so that we can support more teachers around the State.

I also wanted to pass this information along…The Kyle Pease Foundation is hosting a camp for children and adults (ages 3-30) who have cerebral palsy. Please forward this information to your students’ parents. I have attached the event flyer.

Camp Wheel Away Flyer
Kyle Pease will be presenting at our May 14th, 2015 consortium meeting which will be held at Georgia State. He will share information about his foundation whose primary goal is to provide adaptive sports equipment to persons with disabilities. You don’t want to miss meeting Kyle, he is an amazing person! Dr. Paul Alberto, who is now the Dean of the College of Education, helped reserve a room for us at Georgia State. We are lucky to have his support in this way. I will give more information in the fall about all of the meetings and locations.

Here is the link to his foundation website:

http://www.kylepeasefoundation.org/

***I have also attached the meeting minutes from our last meeting at Tools for Life. The tour was incredibly interesting and beneficial. Thank you to the staff of Tools for Life for opening your doors to us! We are looking forward to working with you in the future. The meeting minutes are posted in the blog post above. Thanks to Mary Wright for taking such thorough notes!

I will be updating the blog next week, so don’t forget to follow it…There is a tab that says “Follow” at the very bottom of the page, you just need to scroll all the way down to find it. If you are following the blog, then you will be able to receive e-mail updates regarding new information, events, etc. You may want to receive updates to your personal e-mail address so that you can stay up to date over the summer.

The link to our blog is:

https://georgiaoiteachers.wordpress.com/

Lastly, I am working on planning our meetings in advance over the summer, in hopes that I can submit our plans to the State Department of Education for approval to receive PLU credits for our meetings. If you are able to attend all of the meetings, then you will be able to gain 12 contact hours which would hopefully provide one PLU for the year plus 2 additional contact hours. It is my understanding that we will need to begin accumulating PLU’s again in 2015. This is still in the works, so I will keep everyone updated. If you have any recommendations for meeting topics please let me know. Next year is going to be a great year!

Have a great summer.

Judy