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System Sea-Stem is a project that provides accommodations to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into daily instruction in our self-contained special education classroom. The goal of this project will be to make STEM achievable for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Jabil - System Sea-Stem

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School:
Fuguitt Elementary School 
Subject:
Special Needs Students 
Teacher:
Elizabeth Ryan 
Students Impacted:
12 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
August 20, 2018

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Jabil - $1,000.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 12

Thank you for helping me to bring STEM to my students!  They are learning such important problem-solving skills as a result of the robotic equipment.  They are showing an interest in how things work and are taking chances and experimenting with the pieces to see how they can improve their creations.  The 3D printer has given me a means to present them with tangible real-world objects that have increased student engagement. 

The touchscreen enabled monitors have provided an accommodation that has made computer based learning a posibility for my students.  Before, their fine motor and processing deficits prevented my students from working on a computer because they could not coordinate the cursor movement on the screen with the mouse they were moving beside the computer.  Now they touch and move the exact object that they are viewing.  

The resources supplied with this grant are benefitting this class right now but are going to continue to make a difference in the education of the students in this class for years to come.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

System Sea-Stem is a project that provides accommodations to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics into daily instruction in our self-contained special education classroom. The goal of this project will be to make STEM achievable for students with intellectual disabilities. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will gain access to classroom computers by eliminating the barriers of hand to eye coordination deficits and replacing the mouse with a touchscreen. Three dimensional models will replace printed pictures, giving the students a kinesthetic approach to learning. Students will practice the STEM skills by building robots and implementing basic coding skills.  

 

Benefits to my students

The "System Sea-Stem" project will assist the teacher in providing modified STEM instruction, funding resources needed to accommodate the individual needs of all the students in the self-contained special education classroom. Students taught Access Point instruction will use applied learning to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

 

Describe the Students

The Sea of Learning is a self-contained special education classroom of students receiving Access Point instruction, located in a Title 1 school. 100% of the students are in the free lunch program. The class educates up to twelve children ranging in age from 8-11. All the students are intellectually disabled and language impaired with other disabilities including blind, deaf, autistic, cerebral palsy &./or downs syndrome. 90% of the students come from low socioeconomic households. 70% of the students are Black or Hispanic. 

 

Budget Narrative

The requested $1000.00 provides a self-contained special education classroom with STEM focused resources and assistive technology that accommodates the students' needs and provides hands-on learning opportunities for students with disabilities to apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Included in this budget is funding for 3D printing, robotics, and easier computer access. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Arcbots Robot kit $150.00
2 VGA Touch screen monitor $175.00
3 VGA Touch screen monitor $175.00
4 3D printer (installed) $385.00
5 solar robot kits $30.00
6 interactive robot $60.00
7 3d filament $25.00
  Total: $1,000.00

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