Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What’s Right in the School District of Janesville

Kathy White – School District of Janesville Assistive Technology Specialist

The following is a post on the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Special Education) Smart Brief Website. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

“Today's CEC Smart Brief contained a link to great article about Kathy White, a wonderful AT provider, who has long been a leader the field and an advocate for students. Congratulations Kathy.”

Technology empowers students with disabilities in Wis. district

Janesville, Wis., schools employ an educator to find the best new technology to address the needs of its students who have disabilities. Examples include a Refreshabraille 18 Bluetooth translator, which features a Braille translator that allows second-grade student Kyle Beasley, who cannot see, to read and write using an iPad tablet computer. "They become so empowered," teacher Kathy White said. The Janesville Gazette (Wis.) (2/26)

Marshall Middle School

This is amazing! Truly...Marshall Middle School (MMS) has just over 900 students and there are only 2 students left that have not turned in their immunizations or have a waiver. This is OUTSTANDING! Joan Elliot is the woman behind the scenes that does an incredible job in the Marshall Attendance Office and Synthia Taylor says MMS is blessed to have her!
Keep up the good work Joan!

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