Videos
To capture success stories in this project in the first year, four videos were developed around the 4-blocks of literacy. These videos illustrate how students with significant disabilities are participating in authentic and meaningful literacy instruction.

Visit the Video page of this wiki to view these stories.


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Slide Shows


View the slides below to see the success stories shared at the June 2013 celebration.

Literacy for All Success Stories 1



Literacy for All Success Stories 2


Literacy for All Success Stories 3




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View the slides below to see the success stories shared at the June 2012 celebration.





Photo Collages


View the photo collage below to see what was happening in the classrooms of the 2012---2013 teacher participants.




View the photo collage below to see what was happening in the classrooms of the 2011---2012 teacher participants.



Student Work Samples



Reflections from Participants


Teachers

"I just wanted to say that I am really excited to be part of this project. Sept 26th was actually my first day getting to meet everyone and learn what exactly MEville to WEville is all about. I got to teach my first lesson this week and It really went over FANTASTICALLY! I was worried about being behind, due to my late start, but the kids are really responding well and the lessons are so well laid out. I am feeling very optimistic and I think this resource will prove to be a great addition to my classroom." (Individual Support Program Teacher, Specialized Class, Grades 1-6)

"I found the time that we had to go through the resources really beneficial. In our busy lives, we often just look through the first little bit and then get to using a resource. It was great to have the time to look at the entire resource and start making plans on how we are going to use it to match with our own personal situation. We were able to make a plan for which parts of the MEVille to WEVille we were going to do as "pull out", which parts she was going to do with her whole class and which parts I would do with a small group from her class." (Grade 1 Teacher)

"We are changing our approach a bit as to this point we have been doing pull out every day for literacy. We found we were missing a lot of interaction opportunities by doing it this way so I'm going to go in to the room and work with the students instead during that time. We are going to go through and pick out the writing and reading activities that encourage interaction as this students is already doing the letter and word work during the rest of his literacy time." (Grade 1 Teacher)

"So far my kiddos favourite lesson was when we had to interview a "boy". We recorded the interview using Audacity. My kids love listening to the interview over and over again. They also like to share this with new people who come into our classroom. As for planning, I have MEVille to WEVille scheduled 4 times a week for 30 minutes. Some lessons take 3 or 4 sessions to get through and some lessons my kiddos fly through. I find that the writing lessons are the lessons that take the longest. So far so good!" (Specialized Setting, Grade 3)

Administration

"Our team is extraordinary and are always stretching themselves for the benefit of students. I am glad you were able to observe and meet with our teacher. She is a highly invested individual and has been very excited about the tool and training." (Principal, Elementary School K-6)


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