NC ELSSP-VI Newsletter
Each child will be honored, respected, and empowered to achieve success in school and life.
...playing with a Lite-Brite.
Teacher: Hitty C.
...on a recent VI trip to Hidden River Farm where he picked apples.
Teacher: Christina T.
...strumming the ukulele in his first music class.
Teacher: Hitty C.
Amazing Kids - Staff
LL Cool Tech Tool Tips - Lori Bartram, Lori Persinger
ECC Corner - Lori Persinger
Professional Development Opportunities - Lin Causey
Items of Interest - Angel Wallace, Shonda Page
Staff Birthdays for October
LL Cool Tech Tool Tips
The ECC Meets ECC (Exciting Community Collaboration)
Hidden River Farm, Angier NC
Neither pesky gnats nor after-effects of a hurricane spoiled our morning picking apples and pears at this family owned organic farm. In September, TVIs (Christina Tutton, Maryam Griffin, and Lori Persinger) along with Nancy Kirby Sauls, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, met with families to co-teach in the community by extending and using the “Apple Lesson Plan” to include picking pears, figs, and ju ju berries. We had a great turnout with 7 of our families in the ELSSP-VI program participating from 3 counties. The lesson was pre-taught at home prior to meeting at the farm, then there was the tree picking experience, followed up by a post lesson session. The Expanded Core Curriculum was covered in several areas within the context of the lessons – Orientation and Mobility, Compensatory Skills, Sensory Efficiency, Independent Living, Social Skills, Assistive Technology, Self Determination, and Recreation and Leisure. This farm is a family owned organic farm and has several other types of items to pick June - October i.e. blueberries in June, apples in July/August, pears in September, along with figs, persimmons, ju ju berries, and black walnuts later in the fall and almonds. “Mims”, the owner, was a wonderful guide for our students and gave our group the time to explore the trees, leaves, fruit, and just take our time as we picked different items from the trees. We even tasted the different things we picked. Hidden River Farm is truly at hidden gem. Fun was had by all!
Professional Development Opportunities
October 3-4, 2019, UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference-Understanding & Supporting Autism in the Early Years, The Friday Center - Chapel Hill, NC
The learner must choose sessions that are related to infants and toddlers and their families to receive Infant-Toddler Program (ITP) credit.
Oct. 9, 2019, Home Visiting Series: Staff Wellness for Home Visitors, FREE Webinar
October 17, 2019, PLA Series: Coaching to Support the Use of a Planned Language Approach's Big 5 Skills, FREE Webinar
November 12-14, 2019, Infant and Young Child Mental Health and Home Visiting Summit, Greensboro
November 14, 2019, Enrolling and Supporting Families Experiencing Homelessness Webinar Series: Professional Development and Staff Wellness, FREE Webinar
December 6, 2019, Children with Sensory Processing Differences: Approaches to Supporting Engagement & Participation, Fayetteville
Items of Interest
https://www.calm.com › schools
NC ELSSP-VI Staff