The road to learning

“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.”
— Roger von Oech

The First Try
A couple weeks ago, my Director of Ed and I did a mini flip (previously posted about the mini flip) during our weekly Friday inservice meetings. We presented on the idea of how WebQuests could work within our specific program to integrate technology, while maintaining our mission as a skill-based transitional program for students with learning disabilities. (eaglehillsouthport.org) The presentation started with some information presented, and then a WebQuest task to directly involved the staff in learning what WebQuests were and how they function. That meeting ended up with more excitement and laughs than hadn’t occurred at a staff meeting in quite a while.

Our Headmaster had not been able to be there, but…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 20 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at Eagle Hill-Southport for over eleven years, as well as currently serving as Director of Technology. She utilizes her educational training and love of technology to engage students with learning disabilities in building their skills and finding success. Sharon is the co-author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities. She was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University College of Education and Human Development. She has presented at Everyone Reading, EdRev, Edscape, ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association), and New York Chapter of ALTA (Academic Language Trainers Association), as well as at several EdCamps, on using technology to empower the dyslexic learner. Sharon is the 2015-2017 chair of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Commission on Technology. Additionally, she hosts a podcast for Bam Radio Network on Learning Differently bringing together the voices of those working in the many aspects of special education. Sharon is a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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