Position: ALE 18 and Beyond
District: North East Independent School District (NEISD)
Alyssa Dobson is a Special Education teacher at Churchill High School in North East Independent School District (San Antonio, TX). As an educator who works specifically with older students, eighteen years old and above, the transition curriculum on the RethinkEd platform has become a particularly valuable asset. She has a myriad of lesson plans and resources at her disposal, designed to help her students develop and master skills pertaining to the home, community, and work, to name just a few areas the platform addresses.
When asked to describe the aspect of RethinkEd that’s most beneficial to her, Alyssa highlighted the easy accessibility of lesson materials. “In special education, it can become very hectic and it helps to look up a lesson and have those materials readily available,” she said. She touches upon an issue that many educators face when constructing lesson plans for their students. For special educators, the individualized nature of every student’s learning plan can make finding materials overwhelming; RethinkEd has significantly simplified this process, allowing teachers to save time while lesson planning.
Alyssa is not alone in her excitement about RethinkEd and the convenience of having a wide range of teaching tools available in one place. Her district, which is in its fifth year of implementation with RethinkEd, shares in her enthusiasm, having expanded its use of the platform from a small group of teachers to over 600. RethinkEd has successfully helped NEISD’s educators build IEPs, set goals and objectives, and collect meaningful data that allow them to track progress and make data-based decisions about their students.
View our NEISD Using Data to Drive Instruction and Inform Families Case Study for more information.