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1 Sped. Transition What every student & parent needs to do to be prepared for life in high school & after.

2 Objectives Transition Check List Planning for Learning High School & After Can the student and family do the following? Describe your disability out loud and explain what you do because of your disability? Describe your learning styles out loud? Demonstrate independence by writing some of your own IEP goals? Learn about your civil rights and the responsibilities of high schools and colleges under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act? Select classes with parent input that will prepare you academically for college or vocational/technical school (e.g. word processing, public speaking, study skills)? Self-advocate with parents, teachers, and peers? Describe: Try out accommodations and auxiliary aids that teachers deem appropriate (e.g. taped textbooks, note takers, extra time on exams)? Learn how to talk to teachers since they don't give you anything that you don't ask for? Know how, when, and where to discuss and request needed accommodations? Manage your study time well? Attend college/career events in your district? Recreation and Leisure Enroll and participate in a recreation/leisure class in the community? Learn how to plan recreation and leisure activities (where, when, cost, transportation)? Practice healthy fitness habits? Join a club or organization? Living Options Explore future living options Talk with others who have been through the transition of moving into another setting? Personal Living Skills Develop housekeeping, budgeting, and cooking skills? Develop math, and reading skills you will need as an adult? Develop skills needed to solve problems with others? Learn about your health care needs? Learn how to open a bank account, write a check, budget money? Identify the changes in your legal rights and responsibilities for when you turn 18?

3 Activities Getting to know your Tablet (show students how to use it) step by step for some. Find on the WebCT & fill out one checklist with the student and then show them how to post it back to the WebCT A folder for every class will be there on the WebCT for the students to fill out with their parents. A new activity will be given every week for the first month of school. Many are check lists and fill in sheets to think of what you want to do with your life. (found in on WebCT)

4 What the student &Parent(S)will see The student & or parent(s) will see on off the WebCT or as many that may need to be assigned to that student pertaining to their disability.

5 Worksheet that needs to be done.

6 Assessments Students compete the checklists, letters, questionnaires, & Ester things. Students will fill out the things along with their parents and post them back to the WebCT. Parents have filled out and signed off on the checklists & saved with the help of their students. Extra credit with class of their chose for filling it all out in time.

7 Currently distribute, collect and grade the assignment Sit with the student & complete the checklist or test. Send a checklist to parent by mail and hope they fill it out. At the I.E.P fill out things that should be done before because the parents & student will not get together to do.

8 Ink & Tablet The Students will be shown how to write on the checklist or papers. They will then go home & show their parents how to use it. Hoping that a connection will form to bring the tablets as a positive impact in the parents eyes.

9 Assignments WebCT will work for a lot of my students. Other students will have to be downloaded or walked through it each time. I will have a sheet that will show what to tap & how many times for some.

10 Student Engagement Students will be walked through things their first few times. My students must do things hands on to learn. I will have them do things many times on the smart board to remember.

11 Evaluating Parents & I will be able to talk back & forth. Im hoping to write in comments and let the students see things that may help or can not be done. I will then be able to print off their version for their final folders.

12 Challenges Some of my students have very short attention span, others have a lower mental capabilities, & then I will have some that are just behavioral students. Each case will have their unique limitations. Some will be able to write on the tablet while others will only be able to type. Most will have to be taught how to use the tablet several times however my students amaze me on a daily bases of what they are capable of. It will be a trial and error for us all. I will have to put my foot down on making sure it comes back each day. The extra credit may help in their choice of class. I also hope to see if I can get their text books on an e-book format so we can highlight & have it read to them using the tablet.

13 Cut down on paper!! I hope this will cut down on paper usage & mailing.

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