Colette Preis and Gail Wood


Inte"great"ing the Common Core with Smartboard Lessons

In our presentation we will give an overview of techniques used to produce and manipulate SmartBoard lessons, especially to interest, involve and meet the needs of students with developmental disabilities. We will demonstrate the use of Smartboard tools and strategies while illustrating how we address Common Core Standards, particularly for students in ECI to Elementary grade levels.

Some of the Common Core standards we are addressing are:

Math Standards:

1.MD.1, 1.MD.2 & 2.MD.2: (measuring lengths),

PK.G.2 & PK.G.3 (sort and identify shapes)

K.1.A.2. (identify. copy and extend patterns)

PK & K: 4.A.1.b (Explore and display data on real graphs)


Reading Standards:

1.D.1.2 (develop and apply vocabulary)

1.E.1.c 1.E.2.b (Identify and use title/title page to describe info. and make predictions about text.

Standards for Reading Literature
RL2 CCR Anchor StandardDetermine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Science Grade 4: Standard 3.0 Life Science:

3.F.1.a. Identify and describe the interactions of organisms present in a habitat.

Our Brief Bio's:

From Colette: I have been teaching Special Education in Anne Arundel county for 32 years. I currently teach an elementary class at Central Special School. I have my bachelor's and master's degrees in Special Education from the University of Maryland and recently completed my National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist - Early Childhood to Young Adult. I love creating and using the Smartboard with my students and have found it to be a most engaging and effective teaching tool for students of all abilities. I am not an expert....I just like to learn new techniques and especially to share with others who want to learn also!


From Gail: I have been a Special Educator at Central Special Education School for over 30 years. I presently teach students with a variety of disabilities in the Early Childhood Intervention Program. I have a bachelors degree in both special and general education, and a masters in special education and one in curriculum. I Love to use the Smartboard!