3D Educational Solutions evolved from the experiences and conversations between teachers and a school-based language/speech specialist. The authors’ primary concern, at the time, was that at-risk high school students continued to be unsuccessful at writing a basic essay despite the best efforts of teachers.
A program evolved that provided teachers with effective instructional methods as well as comprehensible materials of interest to high school students. The program, called “Talk/Write,” has since been piloted in Barstow, California, with great success.
Talk/Write is only the first of the 3D products offered to the teaching community and incorporates the instructional methods taught in our training workshops. We look forward to reader feedback and requests in order that we may develop products that continue to meet student and teacher needs.
Maria A. Davis-Perkins:
Education: PhD., Claremont Graduate University, Claremont Colleges; A.B., University of California, Berkeley; Secondary Education Credential Program, California State University Los Angeles; M.A., Communication Disorders, California State University Los Angeles; C.C.C. (Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Hearing and Speech Association, A.S.H.A.); Professional Clear K-12 California Credential, Language Arts and Social Science, California State University, Los Angeles; California Clinical Rehabilitation Services Credential
Experience: Trainer/Instructor, High School Writing Proficiency Workshops; Intern Supervisor; Assistant Developer of Cognitive Training Computer Lab; District Committee, Oral/Speech Arts Curriculum; Language, Speech Specialist, High School (6 years); Language, Speech Specialist, Elementary School (6 years); Speech Pathologist, Rehabilitation and Acute Hospitals, Pediatric and Adult caseloads (10 years); English as a Second Language Teacher (2 years); High School Teacher – English (7 years); High School Speech and Debate Coach (2 years); Extended Opportunities Program (E.O.P.S.) Coordinator, Community College (1 year)
Laura P. Chapman:
Education: B.A., Child Development, California State University Fresno; Master’s work Education/Administration, Chapman University; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, National University.
Experience: Teacher on Assignment Early Literacy, San Bernardino Early Literacy Teams (SanBELT.); Trainer Early Literacy, Liaison between county and Barstow Unified School District; Developer and Cognitive Coach of K-3 teachers (2 years); Mentor Teacher, New Teacher In-service, Para-professional training; Developer of Curriculum and Assessment Early Literacy, Early Literacy In-service Course (ELIC) Facilitator; Literacy Learning in 4-8 (LLIFE) Facilitator; Reading Specialist-Miller Unruh Program for at-risk students (2 years); School Improvement Leadership Member (8 years); Elementary teacher grades 1-6 (10 years).