Gifted: With S4iWeb Solutions Education Virtualization for your students whose integrative competence significantly exceeds the expected performance level within one or more subjects at a particular grade, teachers will plan suitably challenging work in the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program with a focus on innovations and inventions. As well as, drawing on work from later grades or higher levels of study including college. S4iWeb Solutions Education Virtualization provides a structure for cradle-to-retire educational structure with embedded Situated Learning that is designed to support a high level of differentiation and personalization of learning. Technology tools are provided to teachers to plan high-level differentiation that extends the breadth and depth of study within individual subjects. Including planning work that draws on the content of different subjects, for example, work tasks resulting in an industry-related occupational certificate program to meet combined honors diploma.
Students with special education needs: S4iWeb Solutions lesson planning and assessment activities tools designed for students with special education needs take into account the type and extent of the difficulty experienced by a student. Teachers routinely encounter a wide range of students with special education needs, some of whom have disabilities. In many cases, the action necessary to respond to an individual’s requirements for access to learning is met through more differentiation of tasks using S4iWeb Solutions calibrated tools. These tools shape the level of materials and technological resources assigned to ensure consistency with best-of-breed school management intervention programs.
Students with disabilities: From experience by 9th-grade changes in the style of learning should have taken place for the majority of students with learning difficulties. S4iWeb Solutions are designed to increasingly provide students the ability to get involved in guiding the pathway of their own learning with more independence. Teachers and support staff are expected to take on the role of facilitators whilst the student take on more responsibility for managing their learning. Access to a Learninglog™ within the student’s container increases the level of interdependence between students in recognizing and recording their achievements, assessing their own learning as a team, and setting learning targets.
The tools provided to 9th to 12th graders, combined with the courseware for students with learning difficulties are increasingly focused on preparation for adult life using S4iWeb Solutions Education Virtualization. These preparations for adult life tools may require students to access different concrete practical opportunities to simulate robust real-world contexts. We focus students on using the knowledge and skills they have developed in practice exercises through externships to consolidate and contextualize their capabilities in tasks performed within occupations. S4iWeb Service Learning through local community engagement offers opportunities for students to transfer skills to new contexts or to increase their tolerance of different environments. Many adult communities offer many facilities and activities for student participation.
Not all students with disabilities will necessarily have special education needs. Many students with disabilities learn alongside their peers with little need for additional resources beyond the aids which they use as part of their daily life, such as a wheelchair, a hearing aid, or equipment to aid vision. Teachers will take action, however, in their planning to ensure that these students are enabled to participate as fully and effectively as possible within the assessment arrangements. Potential areas of difficulty will be identified and addressed at the outset of work, without recourse to formal provisions for dis-application.
Students who are learning English as an additional language: Students for whom English is an additional language have diverse needs in terms of support necessary in English language learning. Lesson planning will take account of such factors as the student’s age, length of time in their respective new countries, previous educational experience, and skills in other languages learned through the Skills4Industry Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience (SRPLE) credit recovery process. Careful monitoring of each student’s progress in the acquisition of English language skills and of subject knowledge and understanding will be necessary to confirm that no learning difficulties are present.