ResourcesOhio Enforcement of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Pupil Services Department is responsible for student related services including:
Over the summer Mr. Sakola attended training in the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention, and began using this resources with his students this quarter. Miss Scott at Eastwood will be receiving training in the program this coming quarter.
The Resource Room has seen several changes to the curriculum, including the implementation of the Extended Content Standards. These new standards have a much greater academic focus then the old Applied Standards. The Resource Room also expanded the use the Unique Curriculum this quarter, which aligns with the Extended Standards and prepares our students to take the State Alternative Assessments. This program is also being used at the High School and Eastwood Elementary School. Much of the Resource Room instruction has shifted to very small groups consisting of two or three students, facilitated by an adult, for their Math and English/Language Arts instruction. Students are also using Ipads as part of their daily instruction in reading and mathematics.
The use of Functional Activities are now very limited. Student are no longer collecting recycling or baking muffins. The time available for these types of activities is very limited.
Langston welcomes some new faces to our Special Education staff this year. Mr. Law is our new Parapro (and an Oberlin College Alumni). Donna Kanuch joins the Langston team, moving over from the High School. Prospect Elementary welcomes back Oberlin Alumni Mia Hicks, a new parapro, and Eastwood also added a new parapros, Karen Taylor and Ashley Sloan, bringing the total special education student support team at Eastwood to 5.
We are very excited about the changes in our Special Education Program, however, we are always reviewing data to make improvements in order to continue to have our students reach their fullest potential.