The Noblesville Schools' Special Education Department believes in providing learning experiences that align with the district's mission and vision to allow our students the opportunity to have student-centered learning experiences that integrate inquiry learning and technology into an authentic approach to learning.
Along with academic standards, the Special Education Department develops skills that are necessary for our students to have the same opportunities as their general education peers. These skills are termed, pillar skills.
The following pillar skills represent the foundation for our students' success:
· Executive Functioning, a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space.
· Communication, the act of transferring information through the written word, verbal messages, or more subtle non-verbal signals.
· Critical Thinking, the mental process of conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion
· Social/Soft, the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other in harmony both verbally and non-verbally through gestures, body language and our personal appearance. Students will develop soft/social skills to prepare themselves for effectively engaging in the 21st Century.