Vickie Howard

Magoffin County

Vickie Howard

Magoffin County

Biography

Cooperative Learning Groups Driven by Science Labs on Behavior and Science Mastery

Project Overview: Exceptional students within the traditional science classroom will be grouped in Kagan Cooperative learning groups and work within the structures during lab driven science classes to develop learning and social skills to improve their opportunities to be more successful learners. The idea is that by grouping all students within given criteria and then driving their learning experiences with hands-on lab experiences all students will become more successful learners.

The grant will provide the opportunity to purchase basic lab equipment including but no exclusives, lab glassware, scales, slides and a wi-fi microscope programmed for Android or iPads. I have noticed that a number of the students within the Autism Spectrum are attached to electronic devices. My hope is that the use of a microscope that is usable on their device will help my students to become more independent learners. Whenever we can give exceptional students opportunities to be successful intellectually and socially we increase the probability that students will become more successful as they move through their high school years.

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