Ballroom A – Segment B
Presenter 1: Amy Hollan & Cheri Arrowood
Using “Letters Alive” is an excellent solution to help students learn their letters and sound in a fun creative way. Kindergarten students need to be able to feel comfortable learning in front of their peers. In today’s growing technology we need to adapt our classroom to meet the needs of our students. I believe that Letters Alive will benefit every child. I will have two Children on the Spectrum in my class this year. I have noticed that these students do extremely well with technology. I feel that this program will help them greatly. It will help increase students’ attention span by allowing them to increase their participation. It will result in higher classroom participation in discussions and lessons. Students will be able to learn more and be more productive.
Presenter 2: Jeanie Howard
Music in Kinder
Implementing an Idea: I want to implement the idea of hands on learning through technology by getting IPads in my classroom that students can access and learn about a variety of instruments. I would use the ARI Learning Innovation Grant Application to get instruments in the hands of my students through the use of technology. I would purchase 5 IPads to help my students with this vision. Students could have 30 minutes per day to work in groups and learn about the wide variety of musical instruments that they might want to play at an early age or be more prepared for in the middle school and high school, where band is an option for students.
Presenter 3: Teresa Miller
We Need Technology!
I want to implement the reading program online Reading A to Z. This is an online program for level readers. This will allow students to all read on their reading level.
Presenter 4: Elizabeth Harmon
Video Self-monitoring Using iPad Pro
Students will be given increased opportunities for dramatic play. Dramatic play stations will include a grocery store, lemonade stand, and diner with toys relating to each area purchased from the company Melissa and Doug. During the students’ speech and language therapy sessions, they will be given the opportunity to play in a desired center while being guided by a speech language pathologist. Students will role play by taking turns as the person working and/or the customer. The speech language pathologist would use the equipment to target various social or language goals including: labeling objects, following directions, increasing mean length of utterance, verbally requesting desired objects, engaging in conversation or activity with an adult or peer, remaining on topic, turn taking, categorizing, pronoun+verb agreement, and understanding basic temporal and spatial concepts. If 90% of students receiving speech and language therapy show growth towards their social and/or language goals through increased pretend play opportunities, the study will be judged as a success.
Presenter 5: Fallsburg Elementary ACT Team
Coaching – Making Data Count
Presenter 6: Tracie Davis
How will hands-on morning tubs transform my first grade students’, creativity, exploration, and social skills vs. traditional paper morning work? I will conduct action research and observe my students learn through play.
Presenter 7: Danielle Masters
Student Created Social Stories
Student Created Social Stories with Elizabeth Harmon and student Gabe Jude Students will use the iPad pro and apple pencil to create and edit social stories to share and review with peers. We will create social stories targeting skill addressed in the resource / speech rooms.
Presenter 8: Krista Whitaker & Paula Watts
Calming Sensory Wall
A calming area to assist student during transitions between activities, decreasing behaviors and anxiety associated with transitions.