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Autism Bundle, $249.00, 0.00% raised
Autism Bundle
Single Unit Why I need this:
My students all have autism. The skills taught in this bundle are important for my students. They are typically very engaged by the interactive nature of computer software.
Quantity: 1 Price: $249.00
Tool Factory's Autism Bundle brings together a wonderful blend of software titles that encourage collaboration, develop concentration and attention, and inspire imaginative play for students on the Autism Spectrum.

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 Ms. Courtney I'm excited that my students will return to school next week. I've missed them. I know this is going to be a great year! Aug 21, 2010
 Ms. Courtney As the end of the year rapidly approaches, I continue to be amazed by my students. They had made so much progress academically, socially, and functionally I am so proud of them! May 08, 2010
 Beth Courtney has added and Autism Bundle to their wishlist Mar 02, 2010
 Beth Courtney has added the lesson plan Video Social Stories Feb 24, 2010
 Ms. Courtney My students with autism are making great gains this year. I would love to accelerate those gains by adding more technology to my classroom! Feb 23, 2010

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Ms. Beth Courtney
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E M Yoder Elementary School
Burlington, North Carolina
Class Information:
Room Number: 20A
Students per Class: 7
Class Description:
I teach in a separate setting classroom for children with moderate to severe autism. Though each child in my class has autism, each one is unique. Some of my children are non-verbal, some are hyper-verbal. There is a wide range of IQs in my classroom. Each child has challenges in the areas of communication and social interaction, but they face these challenges bravely and they make me proud to be their teacher.
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We need a SMART Board with a projector and lap top. We also need more desk tops for student use. Touch screens would be useful for those students who have fine motor difficulties.
My Philosophy:
I believe that all children can learn, but not children learn at the same pace or in the same way. As a teacher it is my responsibility to find the key that unlocks the potential of each child. As a teacher of children with special needs, I believe that no child is defined by the label on his file. Each child, regardless of his or her "disability" is a complex and unique individual with strengths and talents that deserve to be nourished even as his or her special needs are addressed. Finally,I believe that teaching in a public school is both an honor and a patriotic duty because I believe that public education is the best hope for our nation.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I have been teaching since 1984. For ten of those years I have taught in a separate setting classroom for children with autism.
College and Degrees:
I obtained both my BA and my M.Ed from Elon College (now Elon University) I am also a National Board Certified Teacher.
I spend a lot of time at school, planning and preparing for teaching. I also teach Sunday School and Wednesday Night classes at my church for children in third through sixth grades.
Favorite Books:
I love to read. Some of my favorite books include: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Favorite Quotes:
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.(Abraham Lincoln) Type: Author Quotes Category: British Author Quotes Date of Birth: November 29, 1898 Date of Death: November 22, 1963 Nationality: British Find on Amazon: C. S. Lewis Related Authors: George Orwell James Allen Virginia Woolf George Eliot Jackie Collins Neil Gaiman Ian Fleming J. G. Ballard 1 - 2 - 3 A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. (C.S. Lewis)
poetry, photograpy, music, reading
Employment History:
I have been at my current school-E.M. Yoder Elementary School in Mebane, North Carolina for 22 years. Prior to that, I taught one in year in South Carolina and two years in Moore County, North Carolina
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I believe in public education. I believe it is the best way to assure the brightest future for all children and for our nation.I teach because public education is the best evidence that we really do believe that all men are great equal. I teach because I love America. I teach because of the amazing opportunity it gives me to make in the lives of children. Mine may be the only kind or encouraging word they hear all day. I may be the only one who tells them they can when the rest of the world tells them they never will. I teach because my heart won't let me do anything less.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 100 %
     Special Needs: 100 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 70 %
     Hispanic: 20 %
     African American: 10 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 75 %
ESL Enrollment:: 10 %
Average number of students in class:: 7 students
Number of students I teach:: 7 students