Today we have a guest blogger, Paige McLaughlin, our instructional coach at Giant Steps Day School. Paige and Erin (Senior Facilitator for Curriculum & Assessment) have worked hard to support our teaching department in locating resources that helped adapt their materials for remote learning. When I first joined Giant Steps as a teacher, my supervisor […]
Remote Learning Mini Series Kick Off!
Welcome back! This week on the blog we are introducing a mini series that we will be focusing on over the next few months. Teachers across the world have adapted their instructional techniques and strategies to a remote or hybrid learning environment, and while we hope to be in person on a consistent and increasing […]
Highlighting Virtual Resources!
Giant Steps students, participants, and staff are officially three weeks into the swing of things after the winter break concluded. Staff have enjoyed seeing participants and students in the building as well as through the zoom session! One of the things that typically happens during the “spring semester” (or quarters 3 & 4) at the […]
Remote Learning Series; SW @ Home!
We are back to our Remote Learning Series this week by taking a look at how the Social Work department has shifted to support students and families while at home. Missy, Lead Social Worker in Elementary, shared the different ways the Social Workers have been working with our families and students. “Social work looks very […]
Giant Steps is Grateful
Giant Steps programs took the past week off for Thanksgiving Break, and while the time off may have looked different from years past due to the current health pandemic, there are still many things we can be thankful for. Recently during program specific meetings in the Day School, our teams identified things we are grateful […]
Remote Learning Series; BCBA @ Home!
Week 7 of our Remote Learning Series continues with the BCBA department highlighting some of the supports they have created for students while at home. From creative social groups to behavior systems in powerpoint, the BCBAs have pulled out every trick up their sleeves! Jenni Jones shared that she has been using Boom Decks within […]
Remote Learning Series; MT @ Home!
We’re back this week with our Remote Learning Series, highlighting our amazing Music Therapy Department. During remote learning, our normally-hands-on music therapists have had to get creative for how to provide services to our students at home. Thankfully, music therapists are known for their creativity. Meet the Day School Music Therapy team and check out […]
Remote Learning @ Home; STEAM!
Our Remote Learning Series continues with updates from our STEAM Department team, Kerrie Wiedman and Tia Purnell! They have been busy keeping students engaged and curious about the world around them! Check out some of the super cool activities they have planned to bring STEAM to students’ homes! Welcome to another year of creativity and […]
Remote Learning Series; SLP @ Home!
Remote Learning Series is Back! These next few weeks we will be going back to our Remote Learning Series and highlighting the exciting specific department and classroom activities happening to engage students at home and on live sessions! Our triumphant return begins with guest spots from our two speech-language pathology leads, McCall Reed and Abby […]
GS CARES; Guest Blogger – Angelina Strum
Hello, Giant Steps families, employees, and community partners! My name is Angelina Strum, Director of Special Education for the Day School, and I am the guest blogger this week. I am excited to share with you how we are continuing to use our Day School Mission/Vision and Organizational Core Values as the foundation for moving […]