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One in Five: Dyslexia Information - A dyslexia Support Community

One in Five: Dyslexia Information - A dyslexia Support Community | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
Millions of American children & adults need the right support when they are struggling with a learning disability like dyslexia. Find what you have been looking for at Explore1in5.org.

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A great site with stories from students who describe their journey!

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:43 PM

Learning Ally has built a web site to collect the stories and testimony of students who share their journey. Love the kids!!--Lou

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Special Education Resources: Cybraryman

Special Education Resources:  Cybraryman | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
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The internet catalogue especially for special education

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Increasing Effectiveness of In-Class Support

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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:19 AM

Good basic info on collaborative teaching

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The Power of Two: Co-Teaching in the Classroom

The Power of Two: Co-Teaching in the Classroom | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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New resource!

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More Planning Needed for Special Ed Students Under Common Core - SchoolBook

More Planning Needed for Special Ed Students Under Common Core - SchoolBook | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
More Planning Needed for Special Ed Students Under Common Core SchoolBook Integrating Common Core learning standards at the same time that special education reform is taking hold in schools citywide made sense, Corinne Rello-Anselmi said Thursday,...
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"“They need to think really carefully about how to make the new, more complicated, more intense curriculum more accessible to kids with disabilities,” she said in a phone interview."



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MathCoach Blog | Common Core and Thinking Routines

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Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

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This handy chart refers to the Depth of Knowledge levels.  The learning and thinking needs to move to higher levels.  The Common Core can take us there.  Are you ready?

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What Special Education Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core Standards | Concordia Online

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What Special Education Teachers Need to Know About the Common Core Standards | Concordia Online - http://t.co/K3yWd8kK #spedchat

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Making Friends's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:48 AM

Special Education and the Common Core...

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Co-Teaching: General and Special Educators Working Together — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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comprehensive document!  

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Thinking Deeply with All Students

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In his book High Impact Instruction, Jim Knight does a fabulous job creating a framework for teachers to create a phenomenal classroom learning environment.  The book discusses how to plan, design ...
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Students with IEPs can participate in deep thinking and learning if we use intelligent lesson design that include thinking prompts.

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The Link Between Dyslexia And The Way The Brain Encodes Sounds « Annie Murphy Paul

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i've often wondered about auditory training.........

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

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  via Edutopia Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some con...

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This is true for kids with IEPs too!  

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7 Great Strength-Based Universal Design for Learning Apps for Students with Special Needs

7 Great Strength-Based Universal Design for Learning Apps for Students with Special Needs | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it



The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things in the classroom that…


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Tom Perran's curator insight, February 25, 2013 4:10 PM

Excellent list of apps to take advantage of students' strengths to accomplish a variety of tasks in the classroom

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Common Core Implementation Special Ed

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Why Common Core Implementation Should be Led by Your Special Ed Teachers
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"Some instructional frameworks that special education teachers are especially proficient in are beginning to emerge as powerful tools for Common Core Standards implementation".....UDL and RTI are two!  : )

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Autism Awareness Month: 6 Strategies For Teaching Students With Autism

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Autism Awareness Month: 6 Strategies For Teaching Students With Autism
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ODE - Ohio's Academic Content Standards Extended (OACS-E)

The Ohio Academic Content Standards – Extended (OACS-E) also are commonly known as "the extended standards." These standards help to ensure that students with significant cogniti ...
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NYC Prepares for CCSS in Special Education

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Professional Development  From September until now, we’ve given professional development to over 12,000 school-level staff (including paraprofessionals, general and specialeducators, and school leaders) through 970 workshops>Workshop topics have included:
•Specially Designed Instruction (e.g. ICT, SETSS)•Developing IEPs aligned to the Common Core Standards•Elementary and Secondary Literacy•Universal Design for Learning•Accessible Instructional Materials•Response to Intervention (RTI)
We’ve developed partnerships with key organizations and educationalinstitutions, such as
•Teachers’ College Inclusive Classrooms Project•New York University•Goldmansour and Rutherford


 Love that they've included the RTI framework and UDL.  Hopefully they will consider Depth of Knowledge http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/sia/msip/DOK_Chart.pdf  using thinking routines to go deeper:  http://sco.lt/8HxuUr .

 

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A Cure for the Common Core.ppt

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To assist, this presentation offers we need two things:  1.  strategies for talking and routines for thinking.  Check it ou!

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Just ASK Publications and Professional Development - Making the Common Core Come Alive!

Just ASK Publications and Professional Development - Making the Common Core Come Alive! | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
Just ASK is a publishing and consulting company that provides resources and professional development to schools and school districts in the K-12 market.
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Common core and thinking culture.......  Hmm

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The Common Core for Students with IEPs

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Students with Disabilities & the Common Core State Standards Resources

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great resource!

 

Includes resources for the following:  implementation, general, instructional, communication and assessment

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Different Approaches to CoTeaching — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey?

Words Matter: What Values Do Your Words Convey? | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
If we choose our words wisely, our language can help students envision success, stretch their thinking, and advance independent behaviors and actions.
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Disabled.  What does the dictionary say this means? broken-down, confined, decrepit, disarmed, hamstrung, handicapped, helpless, hurt, incapable, infirm, laid-up, lame, maimed, out-of-action, out-of-commission, paralyzed, powerless, run-down, sidelined, stalled, weakened, worn-out, wounded, wrecked

 

 "What upset Mullins, she said, weren’t the words themselves, but rather “the values behind the words and how we construct those values.”"


Choose words wisely.  This article gives tips on how to do just that!

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Playing for Words | The Scientist Magazine®

Playing for Words | The Scientist Magazine® | Specialized Instruction | Scoop.it
Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.
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Woa.  Unexpected!

 

That action video games train attention in ways that are directly transferable to such seemingly disparate tasks such as letter recognition is remarkable—and certainly goes against common public discourse that frequently positions games in competition with reading,” - See more at: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/34550/title/Playing-for-Words/#sthash.s6VxERks.dpuf

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Tim's Place: Hugs for Free!

Subscribe to Aol for the latest original video: http://goo.gl/00Mfj Click to Watch More You've Got: http://goo.gl/HQOVh Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, is ...
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Restauranteur, special olympian and person with Down Syndrome- Tim owns his own restaurant and hugs are for free!

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Assistive Technology: UDL Guidelines

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UDL Center Director David Rose leads the viewer through the UDL guidelines while providing a comprehensive basis of the principles and checkpoints for designing curriculum that supports the different learners in the ...

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Communica8GH's curator insight, February 28, 2013 4:54 AM

PrAACtical earning for everyone.