A Philly Special Education Teacher Shares His First Experience with Digitability
Editor's note: this Digitability testimonial and impact statement is from Jake Jacobs, a Special Education Teacher from the School District of Philadelphia at South Philly High. Jake also facilitates the Digitability Work-ready Skills Training Program in his classroom.
Happy Thursday!As anecdotal info, I had one of my more computer-literate students log into her Digitability account, and start the curriculum, and I was so impressed with the online student environment!She really likes it as well, especially the crunchy-beats on the soundtrack which were very fresh.The text highlighting which follows the voice-over on the questions was terrific, the speech rate was perfect. Good stuff!I then started receiving Digitability emails about her progress which was nice, but not unique in the software world, and then I got a 'student needs help!' email! Awesome! Bravo!Peace,JakeS.E. 'Jake' Jacobs, M.Ed.Special Education, Computer ScienceSouth Philadelphia High SchoolSchool District of Philadelphia
Showcase: Digitability & PA OVR Partner to Launch Digitability's Work-ready Skills Program in Philly
Recently, Jake was among 120 special educators from 18 the Philadelphia School District schools who took part of a historic launch event of the Digitability Work-ready Skills Program. Click to see videos, pictures, teacher impact statements and more on this showcase page.
The launch event was in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). The purpose of the launch was to rollout Digitability's pre-employment and transition work-ready training program is rolling out to about 2,000 students age 14-21 with a disability in Philadelphia County.
If you’d like to learn more about bringing Digitability to your school through PA OVR or observing Digitability, please click here.