When we described our first meeting with the After-School All-Stars (they’re planning a Unified Sports Day, which you can read about here!), we talked about a survey we gave them. Thanks to the survey, we established a baseline of understanding with the students. It gave us a chance to see why they want to be involved, what they know about Special Olympics and more.
Not only did we get to know the students better, but it helps us tailor our programming to fit the students. What do they need to know? What do they feel about Special Olympics? Have they ever talked to a student with intellectual disabilities? You can see the survey the After-School All-Stars took by clicking here! After the Unified Sports Day they’re planning, we plan to give them another survey to learn more about their experience.
Surveys can be great when before you start a Special Olympics club, host a Schools Partnership Program, use one of our lesson plans, institute a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, or even just to gauge awareness. The transformation between the before and after surveys can be monumental as your students or classmates become more respectful and accepting.
To help students and teachers everywhere, Our Unified Schools has put together free downloadable and customizable surveys!
Spread the Word to End the Word Survey:
Use these before and after survey before your school put on a Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign!
Special Olympics Event/Understanding Survey:
Use these before and after survey before your schools host a competition, volunteer with students receiving special education, or really anything!
We hope these surveys are helpful teacher tools! If there’s ever anything you’d like to see on OurUnifiedSchools.com, please let us know! Just email: OurUnifiedSchoolsBlog at SONC.org.