Spokane Falls Community College (ASL Early Learning)
Thank you for visiting my profile, and after reading my recent work history, you feel that my qualifications meet your needs I would be happy to discuss helping you and your student with challenges they face.
For the school year of 2014-2015, I have been teaching an afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment class at a private school in my area. My class structure follows the morning Kindergarten teacher's lesson plan themes, and where the children need more one on one attention. I also build my own lesson plans weekly inputting a particular theme each week. My students and I explore Science, Social Studies, Social/Emotional skills, and of course Literacy, Math, and Writing skills.
In June of 2011, I graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with an AAS Degree in Sign Language and Deaf Culture. While obtaining this degree, I also took many electives in the Early Learning and Special needs areas for Elementary children. Since my graduation, I have enjoyed working with children in the PreK-4 grades, as a substitute in Title I, and in one-on-one situations with children struggling in Reading, Spelling, and Writing areas. I feel that early intervention is so important, and that the one-on-one attention children receive with a tutor boosts their moral and gives them ample time to ask questions and keep working on varied approaches until one is found that works.
I have worked with children with dyslexia, and writing difficulties and have found that going back to the very basic letter formation and teaching them some tricks about separation of words has been effective in a one-on-one situation.
In the area of reading, I have used programs that return to the very basics of reading and sounding out parts of words. It is very effective if the children can practice and memorize some basic sounds that groups of letters make and add these sounds to complete the word. This approach is also effective in improving spelling. Additionally, I feel that taking very small parts of a story and checking for comprehension is essential, building gradually on the amount of information as the child progresses.
I try to make learning seem fun and, as much as possible I will incorporate a game, discovery element, or activity which gives a feeling of ease in the learning experience. In this age group, I like to work with the children for 1 hour at a time. I will give exercises for them to work on independently at home. I feel that, with this age group, any homework should not exceed 20-30 minutes a day. Thank you for visiting my profile, and after reading my recent work history, you feel that my qualifications meet your needs I would be happy to discuss helping you and your student with challenges they face.
For the school year of 2014-2015, I have been teaching an afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment class at a private school in my area.
I have worked with children in the Elementary School setting and continue to expand my experience working as a sub. I'm currently working with the Title I program.
I am requesting Certification test for Hearing impaired. I have recently graduated from Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Program and have earned an AAS Degree in this field. Additionally, I have applied my education in working with families and in the school setting since my graduation and during practicums. Thank you Sharon Elliott
I am requesting Certification test for Phonics. I have been working in the school systems locally in the Title I programs since my graduation where I earned an AAS Degree in Deaf Culture. During my studies in Deaf Culture I also took many electives in Early Childhood Learning. Thank you Sharon Elliott
I have worked in the elementary schools in various positions since my graduation 2 years ago in early childhood education and special needs children. I have worked in the Title I, Read Well, and various local programs where children have had reading challenges. Please reference my resume on file.
I am a recent graduate of the Interpreter Training Program at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Wa. and have earned my AAS Degree in this subject with a minor in Early Childhood Education and Special needs Children.