TeachTown Social Skills is a curriculum that includes structured, scaffolded lesson plans, video models, resources, and progress monitoring tools for teaching a variety of social expectations to students.
TeachTown Social Skills can be accessed by teachers, administrators, and students through a web browser on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook or via an iPad app.
To log in on a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook, go to www.teachtown.com/login and enter your username and password.
To use an iPad app, download the TeachTown Social Skills app from the Apple App Store and log in using your username and password.
Implement the program with any of your students who need instruction on and support for the target social skills. To help promote social interaction and increase social opportunities, try to implement the lessons in a group setting. If appropriate, use peer models to increase inclusive social opportunities.
TeachTown Social Skills has content broken into two age ranges: primary (for younger students) and secondary school (for older students). Each of these age ranges is further broken down into domains and then individual skills. For each skill in the program, you have access to a video model, lesson plans, data collection tools, and independent student activities. You will have access to all content in the program, regardless of the age range you teach.
Yes! If you feel your student will benefit from a target skill, you can use the program with them. In fact, this is the reason we provide access to all the content with one account! Keep in mind that if you are using a lesson geared toward a specific age range with a student outside of that range (such as a primary lesson with a secondary student), you may want to adapt lessons to be age appropriate.
Students will be able to access the program using the same username and password across all TeachTown programs. When students log in, they will only have access to the screeners, video models, and interactive activities that a facilitator has enabled.
On an iPad, you can set up guided access. Guided Access will lock your student into the app until you turn off guided access with a password.
TeachTown Social Skills offer a variety of options for differentiation and adaptation. A few of these include:
Each lesson plan has suggestions for differentiation to support students with a variety of skills and needs.
The computer-based Interactive Activities include a feature where the questions and response options are highlighted as they are read aloud. This makes the interactive activities accessible even if a student is not a fluent reader.
The comic strip builder is available in 2 different lengths for differentiation: a 3-panel comic strip and a 5-panel comic strip. Staff may provide the students with sentences or dialogue for the comic strip, and the students can place the characters. The comic strip builder could be projected onto an interactive whiteboard so that the students could manipulate the characters and objects on a larger scale, or it could be done as a group activity.