Anne & Jim Carroll Grant: Enhancement of SEP
- School Year: 2020-2021
- Applicants: Anna Swierczynski, Lead Teacher
- School: School Engagement Program
- Subjects: Technology, Other (Therapeutic Arts)
2020 has created change for all of us. In the midst of these changes, technology has needed to play a significant role in supporting our students accessing their academic/social emotional programs. The School Engagement Program (SEP) was recently able to obtain a donated smartboard. This has been an amazing addition to SEP, especially with supporting Hall and Conard students while they are participating in groups virtually. With that said, to support quality connection with students we will use the following enhancements to make the smartboard work to its best potential. Enhancements include speakers for the smartboard, a camera and mic and a document camera. In addition, Hall and Conard students will benefit from therapeutic craft activities where a laminator, laminating sheets, assorted arts and crafts and a hot glue gun/glue sticks will be used to support fun and creative opportunities. This will certainly aid in making social emotional gains through student’s artwork. Lastly, an exercise ball chair for our students will help in supporting improved focus and help students with anxiety. All these additions will continue to enrich and support the many gains that our students have been making. These improvements will also aid in creating a cohesive and supportive educational environment.