Service Learning in a Deaf Classroom

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Service Learning in a Deaf Classroom

  1. 1. Amanda Whittemore<br />amandawhittemore@knights.ucf.edu<br />November 28, 2010<br />EEX 3241<br />Service-Learning in a Deaf classroom<br />
  2. 2. 231 Rinehart Road <br />Lake Mary, Florida 32746 <br />(407) 871-8150 <br />“The Crystal Lake Elementary community will uphold an enthusiastic learning community where teachers and students are dedicated and motivated to work beyond what they believe can be achieved.”<br />
  3. 3. Mrs. Bocceciamp’s classroom<br />10 students (grades ranging from 3rd-5th )<br />The students are considered to have disabilities based on the I.D.E.A <br />All students have varying levels of deafness (Profound, Moderate, Hard-of-Hearing) <br />Students ethnic/linguistic backgrounds:<br />Spanish, English <br />
  4. 4. Engagement Activities <br />I went to the classroom once a week for a few hours each time. I went a total of 6 days.<br />The main service-learning activities that I was involved with was tutoring/mentoring in the following areas: <br />Math<br />Reading <br />
  5. 5. Math Tutoring<br />I worked one-on-one with the students and also in small groups. <br />Helped students with math worksheets<br />ESE strategy for multiplication: using pictures <br />For example: 3x2=6<br />ESE strategy for adding/subtracting: using blocks <br /> For example: 2+1=3 <br />=<br />X<br />=<br />+<br />
  6. 6. Reading/Spelling Tutoring<br />In addition to tutoring in math, I also helped the students with reading and spelling. <br />Worked with small groups reading stories<br />ESE strategies: reading aloud, going over definitions of unfamiliar words, using sign language <br />
  7. 7. Service in Action<br />Unfortunately I was not able to take pictures of my service-learning because of the classroom rules. In order to take pictures with the students I would have to contact all the parents and go through lots of permission forms. <br />
  8. 8. Perceptions of Differences<br />Initial thoughts<br />Thoughts now<br />Most impactful experiences<br />
  9. 9. Connections to Your Course<br />I completed the Community Connections service-learning project for EEX 3241. All of these connections I made while in the classroom will help me in my future classroom. <br />Reciprocal Teaching (RT) (Ch 6;pg 174; 4th edition)<br />Teach students to self-evaluate (Ch 4; pg 126; 4th edition)<br />Independent Practice (Ch 4; pg 124; 4th edition)<br />
  10. 10. Civic Engagement<br />I have always been an advocate for civic engagement and volunteerism. I feel that it is our duty as citizens to help those in need. <br />I would most definitely encourage other students and teachers to participate in service-learning. It is a wonderful experience. <br />
  11. 11. Final Thoughts<br />I think that service-learning is a wonderful experience. I for one had a fantastic time helping the students in the Deaf classroom I volunteered in. It motivated me to become more involved in many different volunteering opportunities. I will recruit all my friends and family as well  <br />

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