English Splash!An Online Resource for Teaching English Loriann Macko Project Coordinator, PEPNet-Northeast Margaret Chastel Project Consultant
PEPNet’s Mission… • To improve educational outcomes, PEPNetpartners with: • Educators • Service Providers (Interpreters, speech-to-text, etc) • Parents • Related professionals (VR, IL, etc)
PEPNet’sServices Include… • Technical Assistance (Q & A) • Training and workshops • Technology use
Regional Centers PEPNet, a national network created by the collaboration of four region centers
Background information… Project part of PEPNet-NE Management Plan during cycle 2006-2011 Directed toward teachers and other professionals Secondary and Postsecondary level
Background information… Research from June 2010 (Done during 2003-2004 school year) Reading abilities of deaf/hard of hearing HS students with IEPs 10th-12th grades: 18.8% reading at 9th grade level + 47.7% reading at 4th grade level – Two thirds of these students went on to postsecondary education: 29% attended 4-year colleges 71% attended two-year or less than two-year schools From Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Transition: Demographics with an Emphasis on STEM Education; Gerard C. Walter; 2010
A “one-stop shop” for English teachers • Teaching Tools • Approaches • Unique Issues • Resources
Finding English Splash!… www.pepnet.org The gateway to information and resources!
Using English Splash!... • Let’s move to the live site now!!
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