Penelope Singleton

Third Place

Prize Awarded:
Cherokee High School
Canton, GA

Project Description:

Singleton's winning initiative, "M.O.S.T.: Meeting Our Standards Together," is a collaboration between the general and special education departments at Cherokee High School. Typically, the special education students learn in self-contained classes. This program brings together both groups of students with a vision of having them work and learn as a team. It is designed to provide increased opportunities for students with significant cognitive difficulties to participate in the general education curriculum. For example, in literature, books will be adapted by the general student population in PowerPoint to include visual effects, video, sounds and music to bring the story to life. Overall, all of the students, whether in general or special education, will benefit from a more visual, hands-on, collaborative approach to learning. Singleton, a special education teacher, lives in Canton.