Mead High School’s Unified Percussion Ensemble Is Paving The Way For Other Music Programs

Mead High School Unified Percussion Ensemble (MHS UPE) was founded in the fall of 2019 and inspired by the Special Olympics Unified Sports and the Free Players, a drum and bugle corps for adults with intellectual disabilities. The programs vision and mission is to provide a performance-based music ensemble for students in the exceptional learning
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Northridge Elementary Is Cooking up a Storm With Their Cooking Group

The cooking group at Northridge Elementary is co-lead by Amy Moore, speech/language pathologist, and Chelsea Berthold, occupational therapist. They started the cooking group to support the development of skills that are sometimes difficult to address through conventional therapy or special education instruction. While the group of 2nd and 5th graders enjoy making foods such as,
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SWAP Has Taken the Lead to Create Digital Badges for Students in Special Education to Earn

The district’s School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is currently piloting the Workplace Skills Badge at Frederick High School, Silver Creek High School, and Life Skills ACE (LSACE). In order to earn this digital badge students need to complete the “Bring Your A Game Anywhere” digital curriculum. This curriculum provides students with the knowledge of
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Robots help Colorado students with speech, social skills

The use of robots with students with diverse learning needs, especially students on the autism spectrum, is a “game-changer.” Author: Silvia Romero Solis (Longmont Leader) LONGMONT, Colo. — The department of special education at St. Vrain Valley School District worked throughout the school year with the Innovation Center’s robotics program to help students with diverse learning needs with
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Mead High starts inclusive percussion class

November 5, 2019, 11:06am  |  St Vrain Valley School DistrictBy Amy Bounds, Times-Call The band program is becoming more inclusive and accessible at Mead High School with the creation of a unified percussion class for students with special needs. The class is based on the St. Vrain Valley School District’s unified sports program. New this fall, the district
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Rocky Mountain Elementary Hosts First Unified Sports Game

The success of Unified Sports is expanding to the elementary school level with Rocky Mountain Elementary hosting their first Unified Sports Basketball game as part of a weeklong campaign in March to promote social inclusion across the school. The Unified Sports program partners students enrolled in traditional education classes with those in special education classes
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