Currently, our poverty stricken, urban students do not have the opportunity to learn and explore using 21st century technology and tools. Our Governor has recently acknowledged that our urban, low-income students are at a digital disadvantage and will fall behind during the "new normal" without digital intervention.
My eager to explore, learning disabled students have an insatiable appetite for learning, whether in my classroom or confined to their home.
Each student has an Individual Learning Plan ("IEP") which means I create specialized prescriptive lessons to meet each of their deficiencies.
With this "new normal" I need to find a way to create engaging lesson opportunities that will capture their attention and lead to authentic learning, whether they are at home, in a shelter or in my classroom.
Teaching in the "new normal" requires the assistance of quality updated technology like the Apple MacBook Pro. It is essential that I have the ability to meet my students' Special Needs with a platform that will engage them in an enriching educational experience. I will be able to effectively instruct my students who have Individualized Education Plans ("IEP") using the Apple MacBook Pro. This particular device allows for many opportunities to create prescriptive lessons with vivid graphics and videos, which will address my students individualized needs.
During these uncertain times, I need an effective way to engage and instruct my IEP students in blending learning and remote learning; the MacBook Pro will assist me in this educational endeavor efficiently.
MacBook Pro will provide me the ability to tailor and create prescriptive lessons for each child on my case load.
MacBook Pro is a 21st-century tool that will lessen the digital divide to engage my students in authentic and interactive learning.
MacBook Pro has programs and platforms that address and align with my students' needs.
Research has proven that using Apple products and platforms have been beneficial with students who have learning disabilities.
Research Published in 2010: Using Apple Technology
to Support Learning for Students with Sensory and Learning Disabilities
Every Mac comes equipped with assistive technologies to help students with special needs experience the power and simplicity of OS X. With features like an advanced screen reader, FaceTime and Photo Booth, OS X helps a wide range of learners get more from their Mac.
Simply stated the MacBook Pro will assist in true authentic learning in the New Normal for my Special Education Students.
The funding secured from this grant will go directly to the IEP students' learning effectively with the aid of a MacBook Pro.
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