More than a third of students from low‑income households
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iPads for ILC
My students need 2 iPad minis, 2 iPad mini cases, and two sets of headphones.
It is our sincere hope that every student who walks through our doors has the opportunity to engage, explore, and communicate their learning in meaningful ways. For many of our students, the unique qualities that make them special - the very qualities that touch our hearts - stand in the way.
I teach 18 students with a variety of special needs work with 11 dedicated teachers and teacher assistants devoted to creating a meaningful education for our students in the ILC (Integrated Learning Center) at our Southeast Aurora elementary school.
Our students' needs include Down's Syndrome, Dandy Walker Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Kleinfelter's Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Disability, and the Autism Spectrum. Our elementary school has low-income and high-mobility, but a richly diverse community that is supportive of every resource we are able to provide for their children.
We are requesting two iPad Minis that can be used to foster and aid meaningful interaction with content areas. Students can use app capabilities to communicate their needs and thinking, to engage with media-rich encyclopedias and dictionaries in real time while reading, engage in multi-sensory learning in any environment, and utilize the touch screen to improve fine motor skills and engage with technology in a logical way. the surface has only been scratched on the possibilities for tablet technology in an ILC classroom.
Our school is driven by a clear vision and mission: "Learning for all, whatever it takes." As a whole, we are dedicated to realizing that vision and mission for every student.
Our students' unique needs are not an obstacle to our mission, but simply another challenge in a series of challenges they have and will face. iPad Minis will increase our students' ability to interact with their learning and the world in increasingly meaningful and productive ways.
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