EARN YOUR MONTHLY IMPACT STATEMENT MILESTONE REWARDS!
To Earn Your Monthly Gift Card:
1. Submit Your Impact Statements using the form on this page providing as much detail as you can. Use the list below to identify the appropriate theme.
2. Upload at least 3 photos and/or one, 30-second video related to the monthly theme below.
3. Complete at least eight (8) Digitability lessons each month.
Digitability Online New Teacher Training
Digitability's Training & Coaching introduces teachers to the core program components, including curriculum materials, Bankability & The Social Economy, and Work Simulations. Onboarding is completed at the beginning of the roll-out, but also throughout the school year as teachers unlock more features of the program tailored to meet their classroom needs. Each teacher works with their personal Coach to troubleshoot any perceived barriers and make teachers feel comfortable and confident.
Digitability Social Economy
The Digitability Social Economy teaches students financial literacy by familiarizing them with concepts like earning, spending, and budgeting. With the Digitability dollars that students earn for participation and other workplace behaviors during lessons and activities, they purchase rewards, weigh privileges, and pay bills.
Digitability Work Simulation Competition
Digitability Work Simulations are designed to introduce students to a variety of employment pathways through virtual (and in-classroom) real-world employment experiences. Students get hired for jobs, work together, earn and manage virtual currency to pay bills and making purchases, all while learning how to showcase their skills and prepare for the job seeking and interview process. Digitability Work Simulations help every student develop a Work-Ready Portfolio, including a digital project, online profile, resume and self-advocacy plan.
SEPTEMBER — Workplace Communication
Digitability prepares students for today's workplaces. When engaging with Digitability lessons and activities, students are constantly being challenged to push the boundaries of their expressive/receptive language abilities. Utilizing Differentiation throughout the program, Digitability builds students’ capacity for expressive/receptive language incrementally in preparation for workplace readiness.
OCTOBER — Disability Employment: Brainstorming Future Training
With increased exposure to a variety of career pathways through Digitability Work Simulations, students increase their likelihood of finding meaningful employment. Equipped with critical functional, social, and communication skills, Digitability students are ready to self-advocate and find the job that’s right for them.
NOVEMBER — Financial Literacy with The Social Economy
Students develop financial literacy by familiarizing them with concepts like earning, spending, and budgeting. Digitability Implementation Coaches help teachers brainstorm their new classroom economies. Together they create a system where students pay classroom bills and can purchase rewards with the Digitability dollars that students earn for participation and other workplace behaviors during lessons and activities, they purchase rewards, weigh privileges, and pay bills.
DECEMBER — Work Simulation Planning: Work Routines
Digitability uses real-world work projects from its employment partners or a school’s established community partners, to customize projects and teach students about daily routines in the workplace. At the end of the Work Simulation, students have a professional portfolio with tangible assets that they can now showcase to potential employers.
JANUARY — Financial Literacy with Bankability
From the earliest lessons in the program, Digitability students are being exposed to concepts of financial literacy and budgeting through their participation in the Digitability Social Economy. Through Bankability, Digitability’s online banking system, students pay bills, make purchases, and manage savings all from their online account. Regardless of the specific rewards or motivators in place, Digitability teachers are constantly building students’ abilities to self-regulate and self-advocate by rewarding participation and other desired workplace behaviors.
FEBRUARY — Project Showcase!
Through Digitability’s Work Simulation Competition, schools across the country are now connected in a new way, showcasing their ideas for promoting independence and teaching self-advocacy. For many of our teachers, creating short-term projects or establishing year-long business is a very new model of learning for their students.
MARCH — Workplace Routines and Hiring Students
When Work Simulations are in full swing, students navigate their new workplace hierarchy, while completing their job training, participating in meetings and problem solving with their peers. Throughout this process, Implementation Coaches provide guidance and digital resources to teachers.
APRIL — Employee Training and Performance Review
Giving and receiving feedback is an essential workplace norm for success. When students complete their employment training, they will reflect on their progress and report their performance to their employer. Digitability scaffolds this training to prepare students for their Demo Day (see May).
MAY — Work Simulation Demo Day
Demo Day is an opportunity for students to deliver their work presentations. Students will use this presentation to showcase the work they have completed. They will also use this opportunity to discuss the problem solving and collaborative process.
JUNE — Summer Time Family Engagement
Digitability's comprehensive program has a multitude of resources for both teachers and families to support the facilitation of Digitability in an at-home learning environment. With these resources, families are able to reinforce and maintain progress students have made in the classroom throughout the summer.
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