Gina Davey, M.A., M.Ed.email: email@example.comFirst Grade Teacher Phone Ext.: 307Hello and welcome to my website! I have been in public education for 27 years as a speech-language therapist, special education teacher and first grade teacher. I taught the Preschool Disabled Program at MVS for the last 8 years. This program was recognized as one of only ten programs in the state for its innovative use of iPAD technology with children with special needs. I have also been an adjunct instructor for Centenary College in the graduate school of education for several years. The college served as a venue to share my experiences and instructional knowledge for teachers seeking special education certification through the Master's degree program. Often, students from the college observe in my classroom to gain a better understanding of how to use assistive technology with students with disabilities. They also observe differentiated instruction, this means instructing several children at once with varied needs. Station teaching is one method of differentiated instruction that I often employ within my classroom. This allows for instruction of several children at once in small groups on several different skills at once. Children spend time at each station and rotate through until all stations are complete. One station is always a "teacher station" where direct instruction can be provided to each student in reading, writing, phonics, math, math language, social language and understanding learning styles. I believe wholeheartedly that each child should understand how they learn best in order to access the curriculum easier and get the most out of their education.This school year I am proud to say that I will again be teaching first grade at MVS! I will continue to use station teaching as one method of instruction in the first grade. I also will embrace whole group instruction using the SMARTboard and Phonic Ear. The Phonic Ear is a portable FM system that amplifies the voice of the prominent speaker in the room in order to cue auditory attention and make listening easier by diminishing competing noise. I will also use reading centers, math centers, spelling centers and morning meeting. Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction will be used in conjunction with our basal reading series, Reading Wonders, to teach reading and coordinate our weekly spelling. A monthly spelling menu will be sent home for your first grader to practice his or her spelling words.Parents, if you have any questions for me or would like to chat I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to working with your first grader this year!!
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