- case studies
- discuss Medicaid rules and guidelines
- peer review for student evaluations
- talk about business (lots of this!)
- problem-solve (yes, we do encounter problems)
- attend continuing education
- exchange information
- celebrate weddings, retirements, babies
This year, our group project has been to develop teacher checklists that are aligned with the new Common Core. These checklists are to be completed as part of a child's speech/language evaluation.
Why do we require teacher checklists in our school system?
For a child to receive speech services in a school setting, there must be evidence of impact of the communication impairment in the classroom setting. As part of an evaluation, I usually observe a child, and gather work samples, but as a group, we require teachers to fill out a checklist rating educational impact of the speech or language problems for each child undergoing an evaluation. With the new Common Core curriculum being implemented next year, we felt the checklists needed an overhaul for better alignment. It was a collaborative project and I can't take credit for much, if any. The resulting checklists looked great, though, and I can't wait to start using them. So far, we have developed language checklists for grades K-1, and for grades 2-3. The other grades are coming soon! I also have links to our pragmatic checklists. With all of these, there were a couple of minor formatting glitches after uploading to Google, mainly in the column headings--no big deal, in my opinion.
When more checklists become available, I'll post them.
Click here for Teacher Checklist for Language k-1
Click here for Teacher Checklist for Language 2-3
Click here for Teacher Checklist for Language 4-12 (This was just added!)
Click here for Teacher Checklist for Pragmatic Language k-3
Click here for Teacher Checklist for Pragmatic Language 4-12