Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Scholarship Opportunity Autism Behavior Collaboration in Special Education at Utah Valley University
Spring 2017 ABC in SpEd Scholarship Announcement
UVU’s Autism Behavior Collaboration in Special Education Project (ABC in SpEd) Eligibility and Scholarship Information Through Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds from the Utah State Office of Education the School of Education at UVU is offering a scholarship to qualified applicants.
The scholarship will fund students up to $5100.00 per year (Fall and Spring Semester). Students who have been admitted into UVU’s School of Education and choose the Minor in Autism Studies can apply for the ABC in SpEd project.
To qualify for scholarship applicants must:
1. Be officially admitted into the School of Education and begin upper division special education coursework in the Fall of 2017.
2. Declared Special Education as Major
3. Declared Minor in Autism Studies.
4. Complete an individual and group interview.
5. Submit an ABC in SpEd application.
6. Submit a resume.
7. Disposition score of 3 or higher.
8. Commit to teaching in Utah for at least two years after graduation.
Once admitted to the ABC in SpEd project, students are expected to:
1. Maintain all program standards in all coursework.
2. Maintain expected levels of competence in fieldwork and student teaching placements.
3. Maintain grades at or above B-.
4. Maintain GPA of 3.00 or higher.
5. Participants are expected to adhere to standards of personal integrity, responsibility, and citizenship commonly expected of professional educators.
Applications will be available Spring of 2017 and due April 7th at 4PM.
Turn applications into the School of Education Advisement office or directly to Nichole Wangsgard in the McKay Education Building room ME130a.
Scholarship awards for this round will be for three semesters. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May1st , 2017.
Any questions email Nichole.Wangsgard@uvu.edu or Teresa.Cardon@uvu.edu Application for the next round will be available Spring of 2018 if grant is renewed.
More information available on this site
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Here are a few covers my students did.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
- Older students still NEED the engagement of hands-on activities.
- Older students still enjoy expressing themselves creatively.
- They take pride in their work.
- The teacher still needs to provide guidelines as to what goes in the Interactive Notebook. It needs to be meaningful content, not just cute.
- All ages of students benefit from collaboration.
- Working together on Interactive Notebooks gives them the opportunity to practice 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Recently I had a guest speaker in my science methods course. Megan Hamilton is from Utah State University Extension and she came to show my students some wonderful coding and critical thinking activities using Dash and Dot. It was wonderful. I asked her to write up a blog post and she added some helpful information about STEM grants that are currently available for teachers. Read below to find out how to apply.
Find out more about Utah State University Extension Program here:
Thursday, December 1, 2016
They were challenged to make a balloon hover over one of the blue plants on a makeshift landscape. They could use background knowlege about gravity and air currents to make the balloon craft move to the correct location and hover.
Research shows that students respond better to STEM challenges when there is a story connected. The students were told that the landscape was a rainforest and that the blue plants had a rare medicinal plant that needed to be harvest. They had to hover over it to harvest it.
For more STEM challenges for Elementary see STEM Engineering Challenges for Elementary Education
Saturday, November 26, 2016
First, Entries in Interactive Notebooks need to be more than cute. Students need to have a space for meaningful content. Foldable and inserts that allow for lots of writing by the student give them the opportunity to process their ideas, explain concepts and articulate learning.