The goal for this project is to support the learning of 50 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who are served in a self-contained setting. This project project provides 3 licenses for Unique Learning Systems curriculum (one for each teacher) and a touch-screen tablet for the students to use within the classrooms.

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Unique Learning for Unique Needs!

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School:
Summerfield Elementary 
Category:
Stem 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Joanna Walters 
 
198782 
Students Impacted:
50 
Grade Levels Impacted:
K-5 
Date:
October 30, 2018

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Only $1,907.85 Needed

 

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Project Goal

The goal for this project is to support the learning of 50 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade who are served in a self-contained setting. This project project provides 3 licenses for Unique Learning Systems curriculum (one for each teacher) and a touch-screen tablet for the students to use within the classrooms. 

 

How Project Benefits Students

Our three special needs classrooms are in a Title I elementary school and have 50 students who have varying diagnoses including Autism, Downs Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, and Other Health Impaired. These students form such a diverse learning population that no single curriculum can fit all of their needs, and the use of supplemental curriculum in essential. Often times, teachers have to modify curriculum so extensively that the creation of new materials is necessary. In addition to curriculum being a challenge, most computer-based content is unable to be used by students independently, due to a lack of available touch-screen technology.

This project would fund the use of Unique Learning Systems curriculum as well as one touch-screen computer in order to have a comprehensive resource to supplement our learning in the classroom. This supplemental curriculum has visual-supported math, science, reading and social studies, along with special materials for students who are unable to use typically-formatted materials (for example, those students who are non-verbal or cannot hold a writing utensil).

The touch-screen tablet allows students to access online content that is often embedded in our current curriculum to support students (such as iReady and online games). Currently, students who cannot operate a computer due to their disability are unable to access this content independently, limiting their ability to benefit from these resources.

This supports our current math, science, reading, and social studies curriculum because it is a readily-available way of allowing the students to meaningfully engage with the content. 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

The expected outcome of this project is that students will have the ability to interact with the academic content in ways that are meaningful to them, improving their learning, and making the content more accessible. Our students will have materials that are heavy on visuals for all content areas and will have technology that they can actually USE! This will improve their ability to learn, and allows them to understand some of the more abstract science and math concepts since there will be multiple ways to interact with the content. 

 

Detailed Cost Summary

The three unique learning systems license each cost $502.95 and the touch-screen tablet costs $399.00. 

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 Unique Learning Systems License $502.95
2 Unique Learning Systems License $502.95
3 Unique Learning Systems License $502.95
4 iPad Mini 4 $399.00
  Total: $1,907.85

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