Opening the Window of Opportunity for Students
Chris Reynolds, Rock River School, United States ; Carl Reynolds, University of Wyoming, United States ; Tambra White, Rock River School, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Working with educators in rural Wyoming has necessitated unique responses to meet students' educational needs. To facilitate ELA education in Rock River Unit School, teaming between the special services teacher, speech-language pathologist, case manager, and the ELA classroom teacher has positively impacted the educational program to RRS students "at risk," or 65% of the population. Mandated educational standards, as well as the "No Child Left Behind" law have placed increased emphasis on how RRS is directing educational programming. Research on educational implementation, especially literacy, indicates lasting, significant benefits for the student as well as for the community. A strong component of this literacy program is technology, which motivates students. Also, technology offers educators the ability to compile, then track data that drives the best possible individual educational programming for each child, promoting economic and social vitality in rural America.
Reynolds, C., Reynolds, C. & White, T. (2003). Opening the Window of Opportunity for Students. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 767-770). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).