Eex 4763 edgley, megan teachers in action service project


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Eex 4763 edgley, megan teachers in action service project

  1. 1. Megan Edgley [email_address] November 20, 2010 EEX 4763
  3. 3. Introduction to the Host Setting <ul><li>Brookshire Elementary School </li></ul><ul><li>Mission : To lead our students to success with the support and involvement of families and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Winter Park, Pre-k VE program </li></ul><ul><li>There are 6 students in this classroom. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Engagement Activities <ul><li>The activities I was engaged in consisted of; playground time, social skills, living skills, how to wash hands, personal space, and books on tape. </li></ul><ul><li>I fulfilled my hours by going every Monday and Tuesday for the first half of the fall semester. I finished the fifteen hours very fast seeing as I was there six hours a day, but kept going even after the 15 hours were completed. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Get Connected <ul><li>I got connected with Brookshire Elementary through my internship 1. This was my first placement of the fall semester. </li></ul><ul><li>I started my project by speaking to my teacher about the idea and getting her permission. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Personal Demographics <ul><li>I have always worked with ESE students. Throughout high school I participated in numerous Special Olympics as well as assisting special education teachers every Wednesday. My mom is a middle school teacher and every time I would go to work with her, I would always sit through the ESE classes instead. I also did my senior project in high school on Autism. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Personal Demographics cont.
  8. 8. Participant Demographics <ul><li>The participants of this project ranged from age 3 to age 6. There was on ESOL student who spoke more Spanish then English. They were mostly students who had autism but there were also students that were EMH. </li></ul><ul><li>These students are considered persons with disabilities according to I.D.E.A. because they had early intervention services and also receive special education services. </li></ul><ul><li>I served 6 students with disabilities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Demographics
  10. 10. Demographics cont.
  11. 11. Perceptions of Differences/Early Perceptions <ul><li>I loved every minute of working with ESE students. It was a pleasure and I can’t wait to make it a full time job. </li></ul><ul><li>At first I was very nervous, but as time went on I became very familiar with the classroom. I was scared that I didn’t know what I was doing or that I would do something wrong. </li></ul><ul><li>I left this school feeling like I was very prepared for my first year of teaching. I now feel very confident in my skills. </li></ul><ul><li>The experience that had the most impact was actually how the students knew my name. The ones that were verbal expressed that they knew who I was and missed me when I wasn’t there. Changing these kids lives is what had the most impact on me. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Connections to Your Course <ul><li>I completed this project for EEX 4763- Technology for Classroom Teachers of Students with Special Needs </li></ul><ul><li>I have a much better understanding of how to implement technology in the classroom, how to use technology to fix behavioral issues, and also how to use technology for rewards and consequences. </li></ul><ul><li>I had the opportunity to use a speech synthesizer with one of my students, allowed students to use enlarged print to keep them focused on the task rather then bad behaviors, and also how to use a computer as a reward or take it away as a consequence. Due to these experiences, I now feel like I understand the benefit of using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>These experiences can prove to future bosses that I have an understanding of what will work the best to benefit my students. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Civic Engagement <ul><li>Volunteering is such a great way to get involved and help out the community. It helped me feel so much better about myself as a person and life. </li></ul><ul><li>I learned more within this service learning project then I did throughout my whole undergraduate degree classes alone. </li></ul><ul><li>This experience helped me want to become more engaged in the special education setting and made me so anxious to start my own classroom! </li></ul><ul><li>I would absolutely recommend service learning to other students. It was a great experience that helped me become the teacher that I am going to be. It helped me love this job even more. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Final Thoughts/Reflection <ul><li>I learned so much about assistive technology and can’t wait to be able to implement it in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>My future steps are to go to grad school and to become an ESE teacher! </li></ul>