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  1. 1. Technology as Co-Teacher in STEM Classrooms! Kelly J. Grillo, PhD @kellygrillo TBD Partners, LLC IDEA Partnership @NASDSE, Washington DC
  2. 2. Overview Why STEM Ed for SWD? Why in the General Setting? A STEM Learning Story! What Supports are needed? What are YOU doing to support SWD?
  3. 3. WHY STEM for SWD? “In a culture that values the measurement of the few skills that SWD are most challenged with, like reading and writing, often times we overlook the positive traits these students do have” Grillo, 2013
  4. 4. WHY STEM for SWD? Real-world problem solving Calculate reasonable solutions to everyday obstacles Applying old models to new situations Articulating needed information or supports
  5. 5. PL 94-142 The 1975 passing of PL 94-142 include six parts: (a) Zero Reject and a Free and Appropriate Public Education, (b) Nondiscriminatory Identification and Evaluation, (c) Individualized Education Program (IEP), (d) The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), (e) Due Process, and (f) Parental Participation, essentially this law became the doctrine that protected children with special needs rights to a public education Yell, Rogers & Rogers, 1998
  6. 6. ESEA (NCLB) Accountability Flexibility Research-based education Parent Options Educational Learning Gains for ALL Students
  7. 7. Impact of Legislation Overall the Field of has (a) Phonic Instruction, (b) Systematic/Direct Instruction, (c) Applied Behavior Analysis/Progress Monitoring (d) Curriculum based assessment (e) Contribute to Empirical Research Based Instruction Current legislation has increase problem solving for teachers increased collaboration of sped Ed & Gen Ed
  8. 8. Acceptance K.Grillo 2010
  9. 9. A STEM Learning Story! During my 8th grade annual IEP meeting my family was informed that my reading level was below the requirements to enter 9th grade as a college- preparatory student. I had made learning gains but I was still four grade levels below most freshman participating in College-prep programs. Against the guidance counselor’s advice, my father signed me up for the most challenging curriculum. First semester I earned all Fs, but that is also when I fell in love with learning Biology and when a Biology teacher noticed I was brilliant in learning science. She collaborated with Special Education Teachers using Support Facilitation. Since the biology text was the largest barrier to my learning science, she used strategies to break down the language of learning Biology and embedded technology supports, encouraging me to become an independent learner. I learned to read better, but it was the video-taped recordings of certain lab techniques or a demonstration of skill mixed with co-operative learning activities that saved me in Biology. She also taught me to be a self-advocate, use my voice in learning, apply new skills used in field sciences, take learning risks, and ultimately she created the belief in me that I am smart.
  10. 10. UDL and the WHOLE Learning Brain 1. Knowledge networks-Multiple Means of Representation 2. Strategic networks-Multiple Means of Action and Expression 3. Affective networks-Multiple Means of Engagement Strategic Knowledge Affective
  11. 11. Knowledge Network Having curriculum represented in multiple ways (Multiple Means of Representation) increases knowledge networks-  Highlighting  BOLDING KEY WORDS  Graphic Display  Text-Speech  Multimedia Presentations
  12. 12. Strategic Networks Multiple Means of Action and Expression  Graphic Organizers  Share Knowledge  Defend Responses (Inquiry Learning)  Helper/Support Text  Digital Reading/Writing Software
  13. 13. Affective Networks Multiple Means of Engagement Provide students with choice. In learning, in gathering information and in displaying knowledge gained. Design activities so that outcomes are authentic. Create opportunities to share work, communicate, display products to real audiences, and allow learning to become purposeful. Provide opportunities for students to work in collaborative groups. Allowing roles and responsibilities to change and responsibilities to deepen.
  14. 14. Why Technology? “American classrooms that have marginalized populations have to begin not only appealing to students, but must capitalize on the tools that students favor. ” Dieker, Grillo & Ramlakhan, 2011
  15. 15. READING Tools Website Cost NVDA www.nvdaproject.ord Free Accessibility for Mac and iPad Free Readability Free ChromeVox FREE
  16. 16. WARNING!!! “There is one overriding conclusion that presents itself without even the support of meta-analytic analysis of the existing research base: We need more and better research on current technologies that support compositional writing by students with learning and academic disabilities and we need it now!” Peterson-Karlan, 2011
  17. 17. WRITING Tools Website Cost Cast Science Writer http://sciencewriter.cast. org Free Dictation Free Cowriter owriter/ 1 License 189.00 Pic Lit Free
  18. 18. LISTENING Tools Website Cost Voice Thread Free Notes Plus App $7.99 LiveScribe Pen 119.00-249.00 Personal FM Systems tiva_PFM_330_360.html 475.00-580.00
  19. 19. SPEAKING Tools Website Cost Voki Free 29.95/yr GoAnimate Free $99.00/yr Proloque 2 oduct/proloquo2go/buy 219.00
  20. 20. My Story A non-reader in the 7th grade…
  21. 21. “You won’t make it in a College Prep Curriculum”
  22. 22. Educational Attainment begins with the teacher
  23. 23. Questions? Kelly J. Grillo, PhD TBD Partners, Director of Government & Education Solutions Twitter@kellygrillo 386-383-0977