I am the special education teacher in a 5th grade collaborative classroom. I'm also a level I certified Professional Ski Instructor through PSIA for people with disabilities. My background in teaching and working with people of all abilities has helped me to understand how important it is to be inclusive of all people in the classroom and the community. I enjoy using technology to provide differentiated instruction to all learners, young and old. Technology is key to engaging and providing our students the skills they need to be lifelong learners.
Christine Southard's Blog
Posted on July 29, 2007 at 6:34am
I've already connected with my student teacher for this fall and gave her the heads up about the technology rich environment in which she will be working. I gave her the links to the Smartboard Notebook Software and asked her to play with the applications this summer to be ready to create her lesson presentations in October. I created some google docs, which I will share with her later regarding lesson plans and her expectations for the class. I was also going to ask her to submit her lessons… Continue
Posted on July 27, 2007 at 3:39am
I LOVE the multilingual posts that have been popping up throughout edublogger and twitter. I really feel like our little ning community has gone global and I'm excited to be a part of this experience. I love reading the posts and twits in different languages and I'm grateful to be connected with all of you teachers from across the globe.
Posted on July 23, 2007 at 3:56am
In my google searches: "special ed teacher + blog" and "specialneeds + blog," I'm not finding as many results as I expected for special education teacher blogs. There aren't many special education teachers in classroom 2.0 either. Where are they? Where are they hiding? Are they afraid to discuss what's going in their classrooms via blogging? Are they turned off by the technology? Do they have access to the technology? Being a special education teacher isn't an easy job, I know, but you can… Continue