Q: What’s the difference between AIM and AEM?
A: AIM (Accessible Instructional Materials) is listed on all Iowa IEPs. AIM refers to providing resources (braille, large print) and other assistive technology tools to provide students access to print-based learning. AEM (Accessible Educational Materials) includes everything that AIM covers (print), but all other curriculum resources — web pages, videos, etc… So, since AIM is part of AEM, we now use AEM as an umbrella term.
A: We own a district license of Read&Write. It’s available to all students and staff at CRCSD. Here’s a Canvas course that many different resources: https://crcsd.instructure.com/courses/80098 Look under Modules to see a self-directed course on R&W. There is also a page that has an hour and a half recorded video training that TextHelp did for us in April: https://crcsd.instructure.com/courses/80098/pages/read-and-write-video-training