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Welcome to Our Open House Thorntons Ferry School – Special Education Program March 14, 2012 1:00 – 2:30. Our Goals. To provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s instructional day To enhance school-home-school collaboration Technology integration. A typical day….

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Welcome to our open house thorntons ferry school special education program march 14 2012 1 00 2 30

Welcome to Our Open HouseThorntons Ferry School – Special Education ProgramMarch 14, 2012 1:00 – 2:30


Our goals

Our Goals

  • To provide parents with a better understanding of their child’s instructional day

  • To enhance school-home-school collaboration

  • Technology integration


A typical day

A typical day…..

  • Core instruction in the classroom

  • Specialized instruction in the classroom or resource room

  • Additional Related Services per the student’s IEP; e.g., therapies


Partnerships

Partnerships

  • Regular and special educators and therapists

  • On-going progress review via collaboration/consultation/weekly planning meetings

  • GLEs (grade level expectations), curriculum, IEP goals and accommodations

  • Pre-teaching of content vocabulary and skills

  • Merrimack Special Education Parent Support Group


Reading s kills the big 5

Reading Skills – the “Big 5”

  • Phonemic Awareness: K/1st

  • Phonics and Word Study: K-4th

  • Fluency: 1st – 4th

  • Vocabulary: K – 4th (listening, speaking, reading, writing)

  • Comprehension: K- 4th


Reading instruction

Reading Instruction -

  • Direct instruction/Guided Reading

  • Skills in isolation then in connected text

  • Repeated exposure and practice opportunities

  • Instructional games

  • Partner reading, choral reading, read alouds

  • Comprehension strategies


Math skills

Math Skills

  • Computation skills

  • Concepts and applications


Math instruction

Math Instruction

  • Manipulatives/hands on activities

  • Practice through games

  • Cooperative learning through partner and small-group activities


Written language skills

Written Language Skills

  • Idea development

  • Sentence development (grammar, punctuation, capitalization)

  • Paragraph development


Written language instruction

Written Language Instruction

  • Prewriting strategies

  • Use of graphic organizers

  • COPS (Capitalization, organization, punctuation, spelling

  • Reader responses


Behavior and social skills development

Behavior and Social Skills Development

  • Collaborative approach

  • Social coaching in the natural environment

  • Focused skill instruction as warranted


A closer look at sample lessons materials strategies and technology

A closer look at sample lessons, materials, strategies and technology

  • Reading – Rm 9 (Ms. Gladstone & Mrs. Starling)

  • Math –Rm 11 (Mrs. LoVerme & Mrs. Wolff)

  • Written Language – Rm 10 (Ms. Groccia & Mrs. Rousseau)

  • Technology Integration – Rm 10 (Mrs. Amato, Mrs. Gendreau, Ms. Groccia & Mrs. Rousseau)


Closing media lab 2 15 2 30

Closing – Media Lab(2:15-2:30)

  • Questions and Answers?

  • Open House Survey

  • MSDParent Involvement Survey – April 2012


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