Learning Communities profile on-site and a Low Incidence observation classroom
Learning communities for TDSB Interactive Whiteboard group claims
There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. So why not share some information via multimedia - to meet the needs of all learning styles?
Here is a synopsis of what happens at our on-site Learning Communities with TDSB's Special Education teachers - at Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre - in the West and Terraview Learning Centre in the East. There are six itinerant teachers in the A.T. department - three support the West and three in the East.
This particular video captured one of the West itinerant teachers, Lisa Mast, and a West Learning Community in action.
Learning Through Observing: An ISP Experience (Low Incidence)
Some teachers from our Low Incidence Learning Communities (LCs), through the Group SEA claim process, had the fantastic opportunity to visit a primary/junior Developmentally Delayed classroom at Thorncliffe Park P.S. Liisa Smith, teacher, graciously opened her classroom up so that fellow colleagues within the TDSB could have the opportunity to see an IWB in action in a similar class to theirs. Along with Liisa, Sue MacVicar-Stewart, Low Incidence Consultant, also attended the session to share her expertise and knowledge.
Participating teachers observed the students engaged in functional numeracy tasks on both the IWB and at their tables using concrete manipulatives. They were impressed with the students’ level of engagement, attentiveness, and turn taking.