The road to learning

Intro to Eagle Hill Southport

In the skill-based transitional program at Eagle Hill Southport, we have a great impact on our unique student population. We strive to impact students’, with language-based learning disabilities, achievement in all academic areas. Given that we only have a limited time with them, our mission is to guide the acquisition of skills to allow for greater success in a traditional academic environment. With disabilities in decoding, comprehension, and processing, we take care to micro-unit lessons to foster abilities in all subject areas. We need to consider how the inclusion of technology should be addressed with the same care and focus to foster learning.

Technology at EHS
We have approached the adoption of technology with care to ensure we keep true to our mission of addressing skills for students with language-based learning disabilities; However, “Today’s students can tap into free, relevant information and networks from around…

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About Sharon LePage Plante

Sharon Plante, an educator with 22 years teaching experience in special education, has been an educator at The Southport School for fourteen 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), Spotlight on Dyslexia, IDA (International Dyslexia 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 a co-founder of #edtechchat, and co-organizer of EdCampSWCT.
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