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 Online Training prepares teachers to implement Digitability by introducing them to the core components of the program, including curriculum materials, the Digitability Social Economy, and the Online Platform. Together, these program components comprehensively prepare students for workplace readiness.
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 — Disability Employment
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.
OCTOBER — 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.
NOVEMBER — Workplace Behavior
Digitability prepares students for today’s modern workplaces by teaching them the self-regulation and self-advocacy skills needed to survive and thrive in our highly social and digitally connected world. Through Digitability’s Classroom Social Economy, students build the intrinsic motivation they need to develop by earning money for participation.
DECEMBER — Differentiation
Differentiation is embedded throughout Digitability's curriculum and activities, allowing all students, no matter their expressive/receptive language abilities, to participate in the program. With Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 resources for every section of the Digitability lesson plan, teachers are able to have all students participate.
JANUARY — Social-Emotional Skills
Emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and self-regulation are critical skills for 21st-century workplaces. As students participate in the Digitability program, teachers constantly provide opportunities for students to learn and practice important social-emotional skills. Beginning with basic skills like making and holding eye contact when sharing an answer or presenting work, students ultimately design a personalized self-advocacy plan that will help them show employers they know what they need to be successful.
FEBRUARY — Developmental Disabilities
For individuals with delays in cognitive processing, language, learning and/or behavior, Digitability provides opportunities to strengthen all of these areas throughout the curriculum. With Differentiation in every section of the Digitability lesson plan, all students can participate.
MARCH — Autism
Through Digitability, students with autism and other cognitive disabilities strengthen their ability to self-regulate and self-advocate. Students acquire these critical workplace skills through differentiated lesson activities and resources, as well as social games and independent online activity.
APRIL — 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.
MAY — Virtual and At-Home Learning
Digitability's comprehensive program has a multitude of resources for both teachers and families to support the facilitation of Digitability in a virtual or at-home learning environment. With these resources, families are able to reinforce and maintain progress students have made in the classroom.
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