Community Based Instruction (CBI) Classroom Staff:
Karen Elsheikhi - Teacher
Diana Ssemanda - Paraprofessional
class places the students out of the school building and into a natural
setting of the community. Functional skills are taught and/or
reinforced in a variety of environments. Many situations are almost
impossible to duplicate unless trained on the job or in the actual site.
The opportunities that this type of instruction present are very
realistic and useful toward the growth and improvement of our students.
goals include work in the areas of self help, social skills,
communication, reading, math, health and safety, leisure time skills,
life skills and vocational training.
The CBI classroom takes
approximately 35 students ranging in age 14-26 years, out into the
community at least 1/2 day every week. They use a van or public bus for
There are approximately 13 work placements. They include:
- Martin's Deli
- Royalton Manor
- Berrien RESA Building and Grounds
- Berrien RESA Printshop
- Neighbor to Neighbor
- Pizza Hut
- Southwestern Community Action Agency
- Anytime Fitness
- Berrien Bus
- Shopping facilities and more
these experiences the goal is to prepare students for an off-site
classroom and/or employment or volunteer opportunities for their future.