The Itinerant Resource Teachers are currently preparing for their first learning community (LC) sessions for interactive whiteboards! Special Education teachers are divided into LC groups based on similar classroom needs.
The focus of the first session is on Getting Started with the Promethean board. Those attending the sessions will be learning how to use ActivInspire software to create sign-in and attendance pages that reflect the interests and diversity of their students.
A sample sign-in page for intermediate/secondary students.
During this learning community, the teachers will also be learning how to use ActivInspire to support mathematics through the use of digital manipulatives, the shape tool and grid.
A sample open-ended math problem for junior students.
As well, teachers who support students in a low incidence program will learn how to use ActivInspire software to create activities of daily living to support the needs of their students.
A sample page to support activities of daily living for low incidence and/or primary students.
Ultimately, our goal is to incorporate interactive whiteboards as an effective teaching and learning tool in the classroom and to increase student engagement and achievement through a model of Differentiated Learning.