Professional Development Notes 2009-2010

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  • Professional Development Notes 2009-2010

    1. 1. Professional Development by Marissa Engelhard 2009-2010
    2. 2. Professional Development Opportunities Lutheran Educator’s Conference - CA Apple Education Conference - Phoenix Apple One-to-One Lessons - Tucson
    3. 3. Lutheran Educator’s Conference - CA Google Earth - Faith Las Vegas Support for Students with Learning Disabilities - Faith Las Vegas Technology Teacher Toolkit by Perry Bresemann
    4. 4. Google Earth Free download from Internet Application (program) that allows students to “fly” around the globe http://earth.google.com/ Can look at different buildings, pictures, movies, and much more from around the globe
    5. 5. Support for Student with Learning Disabilities Value of Early Identification What are signs of a learning disability? How can you help?
    6. 6. Introductions Kirsten Lopezlopezk@faithlutheranlv.org Paula Whitewhitep@faithlutheranlv.org
    7. 7. Objectives•ID markers for learning disabilities•Discover 3 ways LD impacts a students ability to learn•List 3 strategies that can help LD (and all) students be more efficient•Experience what it feels like to have a learning disability
    8. 8. Value of early1. Allow for earlier intervention2. Allows for remediation3. Saves years of struggle4. Allows us to carry the message to more students
    9. 9. What is LD?A learning disability affects the waykids of average to above averageintelligence receive, process, orexpress information, and laststhroughout life. It impacts the abilityto learn the basic skills of reading,writing, or math. ©2000,2002 Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
    10. 10. What a Learning Disability is Not•Attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), and learning disabilitiesoften occur at the same time, but they’re not the same.•Learning disabilities are not the same as mentalretardation, autism, hearing or visual impairment,physical disabilities, emotional disorders, or the normalprocess of learning a second language.•Learning disabilities aren’t caused by lack ofeducational opportunities, such as frequent changes ofschools, poor school attendance, or lack of instruction inbasic skills.• ©2000,2002 Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
    11. 11. What to look for…
    12. 12. Preschool•Speaks later than most kids•Is unable to find the right word when carrying on a conversation•Can’t rapidly name words in a specific category Ex: name all the animals you can think of•Has difficulty rhyming This can be a marker for reading problems•Has trouble learning the alphabet, days of the week, colors, shapes, numbers•Is extremely restless and easily distracted•Can’t follow directions or routines•Difficulty adapting to changes in routine• ©2000,2002 Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
    13. 13. Grades K–4•Is slow to learn the connections between letters and sounds•Can’t blend sounds to make words•Makes consistent reading and spelling errors•Has problems remembering sequences and telling time•Is slow to learn new skills•Has difficulty planning ©2000,2002 Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
    14. 14. Grades 5-8•Avoids reading and writing tasks•Is slow to learn prefixes, suffixes, root words, and other reading strategies•Avoids reading aloud•Has difficulty with word problems in math•Spells the same word differently in a single piece of writing•Has difficulty remembering or understanding what she has read•Works slowly•Has difficulty understanding and/or generalizing concepts•Misreads directions and information• ©2000,2002 Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
    15. 15. 1. Trust your instincts2. Maximize potential3. Make students moreefficient
    16. 16. What to do…
    17. 17. Movie TimeAuditory Input
    18. 18. Movie TimeAuditory Input
    19. 19. Strategies•Write the objective on the board = making thetarget clear•Emphasize key points•Preferential seating•Allow headphones for seat work•Braingym.com
    20. 20. Reading Activity: Input/Output
    21. 21. Reading Stats•Only 5% of children learn to read effortlessly.•90% to 95% of poor readers can increase reading skills toaverage reading levels through prevention and earlyintervention programs.•88% of poor readers in first grade have the probability ofbeing poor readers in fourth grade.•75% of children who are poor readers, who are nothelped prior to age nine, will continue to have readingdifficulties through high school. 10% to 15% of childrenwho have difficulties learning to read will drop out ofschool; only 2% complete a four-year college program.
    22. 22. Strategies•Dibels for free assessment https://dibels.uoregon.edu/•Assess verbally•Spread work out on a page. Do not give single space•Readthewords.com•Audio books•See it Right or Irlen (colored overlay testing) • http://www.seeitright.com/ • http://irlen.com/index.php
    23. 23. Writing:Output
    24. 24. Strategies•Chalk activities•Writing on the board (shoulder muscles)•Draw me a picture•Grid paper•Use of a calculator•Audacity.com•Consider consultation with an OT if problem persists•Need to remediate early!
    25. 25. Objectives•Id markers for learning disabilities•Discover 3 ways LD impacts a students ability to learn•List 3 strategies that can help LD (and all) students be more efficient•Experience what it feels like to have a learning disability
    26. 26. 3 things to try•Verbally assess•Draw me a picture•Give extra time
    27. 27. Give one/Get one
    28. 28. Something to Ponder GradesWhat does a grade represent?Compliance versus knowledge acquisition
    29. 29. Resource: What We Do•Academic support•Nutrition education•Balancing/coordination•Problem solving•Lost lunch cards•The button falling off your pants•Social thinking•Group building•Collaborate with teachers and parents
    30. 30. Resource: What We Do•Academic support•Nutrition education•Balancing/coordination•Problem solving•Lost lunch cards•The button falling off your pants•Social thinking•Group building•Collaborate with teachers and parents
    31. 31. Technology Teacher Toolkit 20 Tools for the 21st Century Teacher Additional Tools Resources
    32. 32. 20 Tools for the 21st Century Teacher Keyboarding in word processing in a timely manner Use spreadsheet program to compile grades Use database program for data Use electronic presentation software Navigate and search the Internet Design and maintain a web page E-mail to communicate Operate a digital camera and use images Know the basics of computer networks and school networks Manage computer files
    33. 33. 20 Tools for the 21st Century Teacher Download software from major companies Install computer software Use online teaching tools (ex. Moodle) Use videoconferencing tools (ex. Skype) Use disks, CDs, USB drives, Zip disks, DVDs Use a scanner and OCR Use a PDA Know the deep web and use it as a resource tool Know copyright issues Know security issues
    34. 34. Additional Tools Digital Photography Fundamental Operations Podcasting (ex. iTunes Productivity Tools University) Web Literacy Skype Classroom Technology Screen casting Management and Use Primary Sources Wikis Social Networking Blogs and RSS Feeds Second Life (Virtual Digital Storytelling Worlds) Google Earth Webquests
    35. 35. Resources Iteachlearn.lspwiki.net http://21stcenturysoth.wikispaces.com wiki.luthed.org MTM Project - www.mtmproject.org
    36. 36. Apple Education Conference - Phoenix How will the server support our school ministry? Student Communication with iChat, Mail, and iCal Easily share files and templates with students for projects Create videos with Podcast Capture - automated system
    37. 37. Apple One-to-One Lessons Provide individual instruction for the uses of the MacBook The lesson is set by you in terms of pace and topics I am available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 3:00-6:00 for lessons
    38. 38. Questions?marissa.engelhard@cuw.edu

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