Gas Prices Out of Control A “Class” Action Plan Sharee Watterson Ganesha High School Pomona, California CTAP 295 Teaching with Technology My name is Sharee Watterson. I am a Special Education Language Arts/Reading teacher for grades 9-12. Currently, I am in training to become
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Ganesha High School
CTAP 295 Teaching with Technology
a Master Technology Teacher at Ganesha High School. I will complete this training in June 2001. Also, I am Unit Leader for our Special Education
Department and I will begin as a Mentor Teacher September 2001.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Arts, Science, Government, Geography, Mathematics and Technology. Students will gain increased knowledge of research techniques, statistical analysis, oral presentation skills, and written communication.
and sentence structure, diction and usage.
correct use of conventions of punctuation and grammar.
and sound by incorporating information from a wide
range of media, including films, newspapers, magazines,
CD-ROMs, online information, television, videos, and
electronic media generated images.
standard based lesson plans and web pages.
assistive technology as a valuable learning aid.
the curriculum through teacher cooperation.
website and accessed by other teachers for
use in classroom.
Lessons with aid of assistive technology.
based lesson using assistive technology.
students to access their online research.
district was in process of updating internet.
Pre-tests and Post-tests were
divided into three parts:
1. Five stars - 80 +
2. Four stars - 60 - 79
3. Three stars - 40 - 59
4. Two stars - Below 40
computer lab, based in the Ganesha library, when needed.
their voices heard:
congressional representatives - http://government.aol.com/mynews/
Bogey’s Corner - http://www.channel2000.com/kcbs2/bogey/
and even the President - http://www.georgewbush.com/
more proficient students will be paired with students
who have not yet mastered technology skills.
The past year has been a very positive learning experience for myself and my students. Special needs students get enormous benefit from assistive technology.
My students were especially excited to get letters from Governor Davis. When the project first began, many
students felt that Governor Davis would not give them
“the time of day”. They are now looking forward to next
year’s “get involved” project. I have especially enjoyed working with fellow teachers as a mentor. Through the CTAP workshops, I have seen tremendous improvement in use of technology by those teachers who participated. For myself, a long time MAC user, PC’s are now a part of my love of technology thanks to CTAP.