Many thanks to Trish Auletta for sharing her experience teaching an ‘Introduction to Computers’ class to students with disabilities.
Trish explains, “Quite often, topics are so conceptual that students struggle to be able to apply and understand them. Such topics also typically require so much 1:1 support, that collaboration among students isn’t possible. One of those topics dealt with pixels. Students struggled to understand that the pictures they looked at on the computers were made up of smaller ‘shapes’ put together.”
Her school’s librarian came to the rescue, suggesting StickTogether. Trish purchased several large format posters. “On the first one (the tiger,) we allowed students to place the stickers without knowing why. They enjoyed themselves and worked on social skills and collaboration. When they were done, we lined them up, held the picture up close to them and then started backing away. Watching their eyes go wide once the “pixels” took shape was simply remarkable!”
Building on that success, her class completed several more StickTogether posters. “After the first surprise, they now gather at the end of each class period trying to guess the picture! An added bonus came when our occupational therapist came by our class. She was thrilled with StickTogether and how it helped with student’s fine motor skills.”
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StickTogether naturally engages all ages.
Janet Capozzola, Program Coordinator at The Fairfield Senior Center in New Fairfield, CT discovered how easily StickTogether worked to connect seniors: “I have posted our StickTogether poster in our Great Room at the Senior Center. Every time a senior checks in to a program they are given a sticker.
Whether you are planning a large gathering for the Holiday, or want build up to the Festival of Lights over the next few weeks, the StickTogether Menorah Sticker Mosaic Puzzle Poster is a great way to add color and collaboration to the festivities. Hide the cover to keep them guessing! And remember to hold the yellow stickers to the side so you can 'light' the menorah one candle at a time over the eight days of Hanukkah. Find StickTogether Menorah on our website.
Let's ALL StickTogether for Hanukkah!