Exceptional Children's School Level Contacts
  • Exceptional Children's Department

    The Exceptional Children's Department Program of services and staff commits to providing specially designed instruction with fidelity and evidenced based practices to students with disabilities with IEP's enrolled in Pitt County Schools in the least restrictive educational environment.

     

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Good Things in Our District

  • Deaf Chat and Eat

    Due to COVID19 restrictions and working from home, Deaf/Hard of Hearing teacher, Megan Pender, wanted to find a way for her students to connect with other students their ages in different states and countries. "A majority of our students have delays in expressive communication skills or struggle with confidence engaging in conversations freely. Through Facebook, I was able to connect on a private page with other teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing to swap activities, lessons, and support. I posted an interest to do an hour of Deaf Chat & Eat Zoom conversation and playing games with interpreters, teachers, and their students weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11:30am. I received numerous responses from teachers around the world. We have weekly meetings through emails and videochat starting at 11am to discuss regulations and how the activity will be presented to the students. We have played Jeopardy, ISpy, Hangman, Pictionary, 20 questions, Open-ended questions, and Scattegories with the students. We have met students and teachers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Canada, Panama, and the United Kingdom. The kids have gained confidence in sharing their questions and responses to other students. They have learned about different cultural experiences and even how to sign ABCs and numbers 1-10 in British Sign Language, which is very different from American Sign Language. With our virtual learning ending this week, we are having two more sessions to have FUN and say goodbye to our new friends. We are hoping to continue this tradition throughout the next school year to support our students' advocacy and communication skills and hope to reach more states and countries!"

    Read the article in The Daily Reflector here

    Screen shot of Zoom meeting with deaf and hard of hearing teachers and students across the country!

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  • Happy Thursday 

    Check out Corbin singing this morning with our music therapist, Amanda Ellis(online)! Good Morning Everyone! Thanks for making us smile today! 

    Pitt county School student

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  • Happy Student!

    Student looking at his teachers on an ipad

    I'm sure your teachers were just as excited to see you!! We miss our students so much!

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  • PCS Lead Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher, Robin Bliven, was highlighted on USA Today for her efforts to support and interact with her students admidst school closures due to COVID-19.  Check out the story below and see Robin in action, reading to her students and providing sign language interpretation!

    USA Today:Robin Bliven

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Announcements

  • Project Search Graduation

    Congratulations to our 2020 Project Search graduates! Check out this great article in the Daily Reflector and watch the video! We have amazing students!

    The Daily Reflector Article

    2020 Project Search Graduation Video

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  • ECAC Parent Rights Webinar

    Please join the Exceptional Children Assistance Center on Zoom to talk about parent rights in special education. Monday, May 11 at 4p. Register Here

    Parent rights in special education virtual presentation flyer for Monday May 11 at 4:00 on Zoom

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  • !!Parent Listserv!!

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has created a listserv to give you the most up to date information! You have to sign up to receive the emails. Please see the following attachments from information on how to sign up and more about this new resource!

    How to sign up

    Sign Up Now!

    EC Parent Listserv Memo

     

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  • The STEPP Program at ECU offers comprehensive academic, social and life skills support to students with specific learning disabilities in college. 

    Project STEPP Brochure

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  • Duke Child Studies Research Opportunity

    If your child has severe vision or hearing loss, they may be eligible to participate in a research study at Duke. Please see flyer below for more information.

    Research Flyer

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  • Please check out PCS Transition Services on Facebook! 

    This page is aimed at providing resources and information to help our students meet their postsecondary goals!

    PCS Transition Services

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Last Modified on June 11, 2020