Empowering Learners With Exceptional Needs

Empowering Learners With Exceptional Needs

by Andrea AJ Lugo, Canoga Park Elementary School

classroom picture with resource teacher and students This past year, my students with exceptional needs demonstrated the highest growth towards meeting standards on the Smarter Balanced summative assessments. Yes, you read that right! All it takes is creativity, determination and lots of support from my professional learning community. If you were to ask me a few years ago how technology integration would impact my students with exceptional needs, I would not have believed remixing my lessons to incorporate the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards would make such a big difference. But it has.

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