Users of Blackboard Collaborate
Located in Honolulu, Hawai'i, Assets School is an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children that provides an individualized, integrated learning environment. Assets’ environment empowers these children to maximize their potential and find their places as lifelong learners in school and society.
Just one year ago, Assets set out to connect with other schools serving dyslexic students around the world. We have already developed relationships with nine other schools and interest is continuing to grow. This summer, Assets hosted free webinars on building online communities and connecting classrooms to support dyslexic learners.
We have multiple classroom connections ready to collaborate at the start of the new school year. A Blackboard Collaborate room will allow all of the schools participating to bring students together in a synchronous learning environment. It will also allow for continued professional development and dialog among collaborating teachers strengthening their partnerships, and create more opportunities to educate parents about dyslexia.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, over 15% of the population struggles with a language-based disability. Dyslexic students often feel alone and inferior in school. However, by connecting these kids across the world, they can celebrate their differences, and realize that they do not have be defined or limited by dyslexia.
Blackboard Collaborate can help us to empower dyslexic learners everywhere.