Informal Evaluation of the Expanded Core Curriculum
Using the Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Introduction  <ul><li>4 areas covered in this evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Compensatory academic skills including communic...
THE HUNT
The History of the Scavenger Hunt <ul><li>Began 16 years ago with about 5 students grades 6 and over </li></ul><ul><li>Hel...
Scavenger Hunt Now <ul><li>3-4 different Lists,  plus a bus group </li></ul><ul><li>15-30 children, 3 Mobility Instructors...
The Day Begins <ul><li>9:30 Students meet, do brief introductions, and review the “rules of the hunt” </li></ul><ul><li>Bu...
 
 
Set   out for the hunt <ul><li>Students leave to find the items on their lists. They are provided sighted guide if needed,...
 
 
 
Winners <ul><li>Students meet back at  11:15 to see who got the most items. If there is a tie, the winning group is the on...
 
11:30 Bus students return They have been given a map and bus schedule, planned the route,  and traveled by bus as a group ...
 
 
Expanded Core Rating Scale
<ul><li>Done by a person who doesn’t usually work with the student </li></ul><ul><li>Only job at the time is to complete t...
<ul><li>Compensatory skills </li></ul><ul><li>Braille reading </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Low Vision aids </li></ul><ul><li>M...
<ul><li>Orientation and Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Sighted Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Cane use </li></ul><ul><li>Store Locati...
<ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication within group </li></ul><ul><li>Self Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Appro...
<ul><li>Independent Living Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Determines where to find items needed </li></ul><ul><li>Plans shopping...
<ul><li>Uses of the rating scale </li></ul><ul><li>To support IEP Goal Development </li></ul><ul><li>To give an objective ...
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Informal Evaluation of the Expanded Core Curriculum

  1. 1. Informal Evaluation of the Expanded Core Curriculum
  2. 2. Using the Holiday Scavenger Hunt
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>4 areas covered in this evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Compensatory academic skills including communication modes </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interaction skills </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living skills </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation and Mobility </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE HUNT
  5. 5. The History of the Scavenger Hunt <ul><li>Began 16 years ago with about 5 students grades 6 and over </li></ul><ul><li>Held at the Maine Mall during the busiest time of year </li></ul><ul><li>Students had one list, $2, and competed in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Students from around the Portland area came together for this one day </li></ul><ul><li>Parents Not Invited on this trip </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scavenger Hunt Now <ul><li>3-4 different Lists, plus a bus group </li></ul><ul><li>15-30 children, 3 Mobility Instructors, 10 TVI’s, a Rehab Teacher and a VR counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Still grades 6 & up, with no parents invited </li></ul><ul><li>$4 to obtain items on list </li></ul><ul><li>Students from 10 counties in Maine </li></ul><ul><li>Continues to take place a few weeks before Christmas </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Day Begins <ul><li>9:30 Students meet, do brief introductions, and review the “rules of the hunt” </li></ul><ul><li>Bus students leave with mobility instructors </li></ul><ul><li>9:45 Students are broken into groups of 2-3 based on age, compatibility, and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given their lists to review in whatever reading media they use </li></ul>
  8. 10. Set out for the hunt <ul><li>Students leave to find the items on their lists. They are provided sighted guide if needed, but the guide provides no assistance! </li></ul><ul><li>Staff person follows the group, some more closely than others for safety purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Students must return by a certain time or lose points for being late </li></ul>
  9. 14. Winners <ul><li>Students meet back at 11:15 to see who got the most items. If there is a tie, the winning group is the one with the most money left </li></ul><ul><li>Students gather into groups of their choosing for lunch at the food court </li></ul><ul><li>Students eat together, adults eat together </li></ul><ul><li>Students check with their driver to see what time they must gather to return home </li></ul>
  10. 16. 11:30 Bus students return They have been given a map and bus schedule, planned the route, and traveled by bus as a group to the Mall
  11. 19. Expanded Core Rating Scale
  12. 20. <ul><li>Done by a person who doesn’t usually work with the student </li></ul><ul><li>Only job at the time is to complete the rating scale </li></ul><ul><li>Done by a TVI or O&M </li></ul>PROCEDURES
  13. 21. <ul><li>Compensatory skills </li></ul><ul><li>Braille reading </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Low Vision aids </li></ul><ul><li>Money and Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>
  14. 22. <ul><li>Orientation and Mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Sighted Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Cane use </li></ul><ul><li>Store Location </li></ul><ul><li>Route Planning </li></ul>
  15. 23. <ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication within group </li></ul><ul><li>Self Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate voice for public place </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks help appropriately </li></ul>
  16. 24. <ul><li>Independent Living Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Determines where to find items needed </li></ul><ul><li>Plans shopping list according to category </li></ul><ul><li>Orders own meal </li></ul><ul><li>Able to open food containers </li></ul><ul><li>Knows approximate cost of at least 3 items </li></ul>
  17. 25. <ul><li>Uses of the rating scale </li></ul><ul><li>To support IEP Goal Development </li></ul><ul><li>To give an objective evaluation to the instructor working with the child </li></ul><ul><li>To give objective information to the parent </li></ul>

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