OK, so you are interested in the 3 iPads and the math fact fluency building application. You fit the description needed by POAC (see http://www.poac-or.org/stories/looking_classroom_test_math_fact). There are several teachers in Corvallis interested so I will need to pick one classroom (I wish I could pick them all). I only have 3 ipads (unless 3 teachers think one iPad can serve their students).
Are you in Corvallis?
Are you a 3rd-7th grade teacher?
Do you have at least 10 students that need to be fluent in math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)?
Do you have desks with room to store 3 iPads near an electrical outlet?
Are you willing to allow data to be used for research?
Do you have $0 to spend?
Do you have less than 10 minutes to spend on math facts per day?
Can you make time to run this program daily for at least 2 months?
Can each student use this application for 3 minute every day?
This holiday season finds Parents of Autistic Children of Oregon (POAC of Oregon) starting two large projects. The first is a collaborative website for creating and field testing curriculum(1). The site is ready for the assessment tool we are in the midst of developing. The second is an iPad math fact app which is ready to be tested in the classroom(2). This App was overhauled by a very talented programmer, Chris Vanderschuere, at no cost to POAC of Oregon!
For 2013, we need your help to continue this work. With your donations we can:
This holiday season finds Parents of Autistic Children of Oregon (POAC of Oregon) in good spirits. We have managed to update our Parent Handbook (1), create an initial few lessons for parents of newly diagnosed young children (2), and design and create an Apple iPad Application to teach math facts to struggling students (3).
For 2012, we need your help to continue this work. With your donations we can:
1. Continue developing free online training materials (2)
For the past 6 years since the inception of POAC of Oregon, we've been running the nonprofit from past experience and sheer gumption. Recently, I've discovered some help from organizations that help nonprofits: Financial Stewardship Resources, Ford Family Foundation, and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.
Another year of school cuts have made services for children with autism particularly difficult. Classrooms are getting bigger. Early intervention services are being cut back. Schools are doing more with less.
Parents of Autistic Children of Oregon (POAC of Oregon) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps educate parents and teachers that work with children with autism. We identify research-based best practices in teaching so children with autism may lead a productive and fulfilled life.
This year will be particularly hard for parents and educators of children with autism. In Oregon, funding has been cut for direct services to children and teacher training is almost non existent. Children who used to get 6 to 8 hours of teaching a week are now down to 2 hours a week, hardly a drop in the bucket. Teachers are often expected to pay for other own trainings now.