The Special Education Department's Collective Commitment to Student Success
We are committed to the continual improvement of every student's academic and social performance by:
- Having high expectations for all students
- Differentiating instruction
- Providing educators with tools to identify gaps in student instruction and achievement in order to implement programs/strategies that will address specific skill deficits
- Ensuring all educators are accountable for student success
- Effective utilization of resources (time, staff and funding)
- Growing teacher leaders
- Advocating for collaboration among all staff
- Maintaining a high level of professional development
- Increasing home and community awareness/involvement
Martin Hendrix Arden Goodman
Director of Special Education Asst. Director of Special Education
Mary Lynn Clark
Scott County Teachers Awarded Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children Mini-Grants
KY CEC is pleased to award mini-grants to the following recipients:
Megan Brady, will receive $650 to use for the development & implementation of a model program in an FMD unit at Scott County High School. Approximately 20 students will have an opportunity to create personal artwork and participate in an art show that will be held in conjunction with the annual Ice Cream Concert.
Emily Kennedy proposes to use the $650 from the mini grant to purchase two mini i Pad's and an iTunes card. She states that the students in her classroom have multiple disabilities, which greatly restrict their ability to use the technology available in their classroom. The mini i Pads would allow the students to hold the devices and use simple touch to access technology. The i Pads will also provide an outlet for students to communicate wants, needs, likes, dislikes, and feelings.
CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN AND EMILY!!!
News from Royal Spring Middle School Special Education Department
Teachers are using the web-based program Moby Max to work on math and language arts skills with students. Bette Stanek, a RSMS teacher, shared that she is using Moby Max with some of her seventh grade resource students.
In Mrs. Stanek’s social studies collaborative class, students are using the web-based program Edmodo. This is used for flashback quizzes, content “quests” (between a quiz and a test) and interactive games that relate to content on Egypt (building boats and trading up/down the Nile).
Students have responded well to these programs and enjoy using them. The best part . . . progress is being made in the content areas!
Curious about Moby Max and Edmodo? Check them out.
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