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Keywords: technology, social skills, community resources, collaboration, independent living decisions
Subject(s): Information Skills, Business, Civics, Video, Social Skills, Technology, Service Learning, Special Needs, Writing, English/Language Arts
Grades 6 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
View Full Text of Standards
School: Seminole County John Polk Alternative, Sanford, FL
Planned By: Elaine Dorn
Original Author: Elaine Dorn, Sanford
US.PK12.SE.1.6: Self-advocate for personal needs in a socially appropriate manner.

US.PK12.SE.1.2b: Identify ways that personal strengths can compensate for areas of need.

US.PK12.SE.1.5b: Use a systematic approach for making decisions about personal needs, including identifying need or problem, determining possible solutions, selecting the best option, accepting consequences and responsibility, and evaluating the effectiveness of the decision.

US.PK12.SE.2.6: Work cooperatively in small groups to achieve common outcomes.

US.PK12.SE.3.4: Use a systematic approach for problem solving and decision making to resolve problems in school, community, and work settings.

1. To provide actual community resources and influences in a collaborative format between incarceration facilities which empower student attitudes and behaviors in a responsible, supported manner.
2. To expose, connect, and expand our students to socioeconomic, personal, vocational, health and wellness, and other skills and values the Seminole County Dividends provide.

I-PAD 2 WI-Fi 16 GB Black MC954LL/a $399 Apple Inc. Vendor
(has required digital programming)
HDC TM 40 Panasonic Camera - CCS Presentation Systems Vendor $279
Tripod $69.99
Wireless Microphone $49.99
DVDs $25

1. Staff/students will film scheduled Dividend presentations at Eugene Gregory.
2. Staff/students will then transfer the presentation from the camera to both DVD and SCPS Alternative Ed website.
3. Once the program is copied to DVD and distributed via the website, Individual presentations will be scheduled at John Polk Alternative Ed and Seminole County Detention Facility.
4. Students will view the speaker presentations at that time.
5. The instructor will signify talking points from the presentation to specific population and personal issues exisiting within these facilities.
6. Discussions of the speaker will ensue at analyze aspects of the presentation.
7. Students will then attempt to complete a Reflection Worksheet and apply concepts to their own lives
8. Students will finalize the lesson by writing Thank You letters to the speaker utilizing sincerity and comprehensive understanding of the speakers' personal perspective.

Rubric for Reflection Worksheet number of points analyzed 1,3,5 points
depth of analysis speaker perspective 1,3,5 points
depth of analysis personal perspective 1,3,5 points
potential solution or further action provided 1,3,5 pt
appearance and format of Thank You letter 1,3,5 pt

Total Possible Points 25 points

Closing: Students state a potential and positive future outcome for themselves if they apply speaker principles.

This is a highly collaborative effort on behalf of John Polk, Seminole County Detention, Eugene Gregory, SCPS Dividends, and Seminole County Sheriff Department in order to bring viable services to our populations to which other SCPS students already have access.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Any potential subject area can be affected including academic, vocational, and life skills.
Reflection worksheets
Thank you letters
Materials: DVD Camcorder, Video Tools, CDs and DVDs, Camera Bags, Flash/USB Drives, Tripods, Cables, Bags and Cases, Web Page, Worksheets, Sound Libraries, Prof. Dev. Workshops, Integrating Technology, Cause and Effect, Switch Software, Dyslexia, Speech and Language, Hardware Devices
Other Items: 1 D859 Vivitek Projector , $479.00 each, total of $479.00
1 IPAD 2 Wi-Fi 16 GB black MC954LL/a - Vendor Apple Inc, $399.00 each, total of $399.00
1 HDC TM 40 Panasonic Camera - CCS Presentation Systems Vendor, $279.00 each, total of $279.00
1 Tripod, $69.99 each, total of $69.99
6 Wireless Microphone, $49.99 each, total of $299.94