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Many students with disabilities (SWD) struggle with focus and engagement within small groups. This leads to them falling significantly behind their academic peers. Not only do these students fall behind due to focus and motivation, but the decrease of students reading levels also affect their performance. Utilizing iPads will intrigue these students to explore and motivate them to learn by incorporating 21st century skills into academic achievement. This will be measured by the Measurement of Proficiency (MAP) a district-wide assessment by having the students achieve their growth goal which is determined by their previous assessment performance.

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Ready to Engage, Ready to Learn

School:
Pinellas Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Technology 
Teacher:
Cassie Whalen 
Students Impacted:
40 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
July 18, 2019

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Only $2,069.95 Needed

 

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Goal

Many students with disabilities (SWD) struggle with focus and engagement within small groups. This leads to them falling significantly behind their academic peers. Not only do these students fall behind due to focus and motivation, but the decrease of students reading levels also affect their performance. Utilizing iPads will intrigue these students to explore and motivate them to learn by incorporating 21st century skills into academic achievement. This will be measured by the Measurement of Proficiency (MAP) a district-wide assessment by having the students achieve their growth goal which is determined by their previous assessment performance.  

 

What will be done with my students

The funds will be used to purchase iPads that will increase reading proficiency among the SWD. Currently, students with disabilities at Pinellas Park Elementary School are at least two years or more reading levels lower than the general educational peers. This can affect their engagement within the classroom. Research has shown that students remain engaged, if the text reflects their personal experiences, like technology. Several applications will be the basis for lesson for my students while in my small group. One such program is Nearpod. Nearpod is an interactive program that teachers can create lessons to tap in to every learner with real time monitoring of progression. It brings the world into the classroom with virtual field trips, as well as collaboration with peers, though discussion and problem solving.  

 

Benefits to my students

Technology is such a basis for students at home and at school that the concept of holding an iPad for learning would entice them to continue listening and increase reading proficiency. In addition, with the apps that I am requesting the instructional materials will be personalized to what my students need and provide them rigorous, standard based lessons with differentiation towards their instructional level. 

 

Describe the Students

There are 41 students with disabilities ranging from Autism to Specific Learning Disability.
Currently Pinellas Park Elementary has:
Kindergarten 9
1st 4
2nd 6
3rd 6
4th 10
5th 6 

 

Budget Narrative

I am asking for $2, 065. 95 for 5 iPads to use in small group. The iPads are Wifi 128GB silver gray as well as the cases are shockproof kid friendly with a handle and prop stand.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 iPad Wifi 128GB $399.00
2 iPad Wifi 128GB $399.00
3 iPad Wifi 128GB $399.00
4 iPad Wifi 128GB $399.00
5 iPad Wifi 128GB $399.00
6 iPad case shockproof kids case cover w/stand $14.99
7 iPad case shockproof kids case cover w/stand $14.99
8 iPad case shockproof kids case cover w/stand $14.99
9 iPad case shockproof kids case cover w/stand $14.99
10 iPad case shockproof kids case cover w/stand $14.99
  Total: $2,069.95

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