Archive for the ‘Slide-A-Round Updates’ Category

I want to thank Kathy Richards, University of Cincinnati System Development and Improvement Center, for being willing to share my teaching strategies with her colleagues!

I contacted Kristi Probst, Initiative Lead, Intervener, Qualified Personnel and Assessment, Planning, and Instruction at the National Center of Deaf-Blindness/ Helen Keller National Center, about my CEC and CDBA Intervention articles about a deafblind teacher teaching math life skills in a high school resource room. After she reviewed the information and articles about my teaching strategies that I emailed her, she informed me that she would be willing to share with her colleagues when appropriate.

Thanks for your help!

Tashia Twyman, director of Comunication and Public Engagement in Rome City Schools, informed me that an article regarding the interview I did with her staff will be published on June 20th. I appreciate Ms. Twyman and her staffs’ time sharing my story about how my strategies were created. The article is going be publish in the Rome News Tribune and through social media outlets.

Bev Sharritt, Blind/Low Vision and Issues Concerning AEM and AT in Indiana Specialist for Promoting Assistive Technology and Instruction for All Students, heard about my teaching strategies and manipulatives from her colleagues after they saw my skyped demonstration on May 1st. As a result, we skyped a demonstration on May 31st at 3:30. I enjoyed hearing the enthusiasm about my strategies from Bev and her colleagues!

I talked to Chantai Snellgrove, Editor of Parenting Special Needs Magazine, about publishing an article in her magazine. I told her about Dana Tarter, a deafblind teacher how teaches in Georgia. Ms. Tartar uses my math manipulatives to teach life skills math to her students. Because Ms. Tartar is a role model to her colleagues and students, Ms. Snellgrove is going to publish an article about her. I am looking forward to reading the article about a teacher making a difference!

I appreciate Sue Keat, K-5 Math Content Specialist in Muscogee County Schools, GA, for her willingness to meet with me on June 5th at 2:00 in Columbus, GA. Hopefully, I will be able to help at least one of her students during the 2019-20 school year!

My summer will be off to a great start because I will be traveling to Pensacola, FL to do a demonstration with Susan Weddle, Technology Specialist, and her colleagues at the FDLRS Emerald Coast on June 3rd at 10:00. This will be my first FDLRS demonstration even though I had my manipulatives posted on their website about two years ago. I am looking forward the chance to meet some of Florida’s educators and specialists!

I am going to skype a demonstration to PATINS Project of Indiana on May 1st at 3:30. Kelli Suding, Specialist of Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, Chrome Accessibility, AEM, and AT Integration, is helping organize this demonstration. Thanks for your help!

I am going to share how my idea went from a piece of paper to a number line to 10,000,000 and other math manipulatives with Tashia Twyman, Director of Communication and Public Engagement, on April 26th at 3:00. This interview is going to be exciting!

In addition to my demonstration to the Cleburne County Schools’ district office at 10:30, I was able to do a demonstration at Cleburne County Elementary in Heflin, AL at 12:00 with their Data Team and at West Haralson County Elementary’s Leadership Team in Tallapoosa, GA at 3:00. I appreciate the interest of all the teachers and administrators who were willing to listen to my strategies during this busy time of year.