Last year, EMSB was provided a grant from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur to pursue a project in literacy and augmentative and alternative communication in our classrooms. This project was multidisciplinary and focused on implementation of our assistive technologies for AAC at our board. In addition, it created a focus for best practices in comprehensive literacy for our students who are emerging communicators.
(based on “Children with Disabilities: Reading and Writing the Four Block Way,” Karen Erickson & David Koppenhaver)
Thank you to Sandra Gluth who provided our teachers and non-teaching professionals with excellent professional development, as well as Alberta teachers for their website, “Literacy Instruction for Students with Significant Disabilities” which is truly a wealth of resources.
We are excited to share our project website which is located here. We are so proud of our students and our teachers for their excellent work in reading and writing with new technologies. Please feel free to check out and share our resources!