Cincinnati Public Schools is a large and diverse school district based in Cincinnati, Ohio, comprising 60 schools, with 35k students and 2200 teachers.
The Department of Student Services purchased Book Creator to improve access to learning for students with a variety of individual needs.
The Department offers a continuum of services for their diverse learner populations. These include specialized classrooms for students with Multiple Disabilities and Autism, students with social emotional learning needs, programs for SLIFE/newcomer students, resource rooms and inclusion services within core instruction.
Improving Student Access with Book Creator
Cincinnati Public Schools staff and teachers took time to tell us what they love about Book Creator, how it's being used daily by teachers and students across the district, and why it's so impactful. Click on a speech bubble to dive in to a particular topic, or move on to the next page to enjoy all their inspiring stories! Click on the Home icon in the bottom right to return to this page.
Hear from intervention specialists Jenifer Ambrosius and Kristi Linn about how Book Creator's multimodal features enable students with special needs to access the curriculum, get creative and demonstrate their learning.
"Every kid has the opportunity to participate."
- Jenifer Ambrosius Curriculum Access Team Intervention Specialist
Scaffolding Writer's Workshops
A good example of curriculum access is how Ms. Ginn supports her students doing writer’s workshops in their general education classes.
Because many of them have language processing disabilities, they benefit from the scaffolding provided by image-based idea generators created in Book Creator, and they get their thoughts out using audio in the first instance.
Check out the template and some student samples in this library.