21st Century Learning and Workforce Readiness
Students in the 21st century will need creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and citizenship skills to be successful citizens in a rapidly changing society. Recent developments in technology offer much hope in addressing these issues. Some of the promising developments I am implementing are in the area of assistive technology, and involve the use of voice to text, text to voice, and word prediction software. Developing these skills in populations with special needs poses significant challenges to many students. Literacy is a struggle for almost all of my students, many of whom have communications difficulties as a result of autism, auditory processing problems, attention deficit disorder, or emotional disturbances.