Diversity/ELLs

RTI: Response-to-Intervention Classroom Reference Guide

This six-page laminated reference guide is designed to increase educators’ understanding of Response-to-Intervention (RTI), and provides valuable information on its implementation. Although literacy has been the primary focus for RTI in most schools, RTI is also applicable to other academic areas, as well as student behavior. By Joseph Casbarro, Ph.D. 2013. 6 pages. ISBN: 978-1-935609-76-6. #NP239

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Differentiated Instruction: Creating Inclusive Classrooms

This six-page laminated reference guide provides a framework of examples in differentiated instruction. These will help classroom teachers differentiate their instruction using Retrofit and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approaches and Multiple Intelligence (MI) theory. It also provides actions administrators can take to promote inclusive education and differentiated instruction. By Jacqueline Thousand & Richard Villa. 2018. 6 pages. ISBN: 978-1-938539-86-2. ...

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Understanding Body Language SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of two lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How can I read someone’s facial expression? How can I tell if someone is flirting with me? How can I read someone’s body language? ...

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Special Needs Sequencing Cards Tool Box – Hard Copy

These cards teach students with social impairments about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Contents Include: 16 laminated card sets with images focused on five educational themes: 1) Private and Public: This theme includes Private and Public laminated flashcards, as well as Appropriate Self Touch Sequencing Cards for Boys and Girls. 2) Boundaries & Safety: This theme includes Friendly versus ...

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Special Needs Sequencing Cards Tool Box – Digital Copy

These cards teach students with social impairments about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Contents Include: 16 card sets with images focused on five educational themes: 1) Private and Public: This theme includes Private and Public flashcards, as well as Appropriate Self Touch Sequencing Cards for Boys and Girls. 2) Boundaries & Safety: This theme includes Friendly versus Friend Cards, ...

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Sexual Decisions SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of four lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How do I ask for consent? Can I revoke consent once I’ve already given it? How do I put on a condom? How can ...

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Self Touch SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of three lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How can I safely masturbate? Where should I masturbate? How can I be sanitary while masturbating? What is appropriate self touch? What are the ...

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Hygiene and Bathroom Etiquette SMART Board™ Teaching Package

This package of four lessons uses SMART Board™ to teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Topics include: How can I keep my body clean? How can I stay healthy and well-rested? How should I behave in the bathroom? What happens if my stall ...

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Start With the Heart

Start with the heart to build a school climate in which achievement will flourish. You can build an empathetic school culture that promotes genuine acceptance of one another, an appreciation for diversity, and an intrinsic desire to contribute and grow academically-a school environment that is inviting, positive, and engaging! In this easy-to-read, inspiring book, educational consultant and former high school ...

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Webinar: Working Collaboratively with Diverse Families in the IEP Process

Per the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), families of children with disabilities are equal stakeholders in IEP meetings. With the number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds increasing each year, working effectively with diverse families in the IEP process is especially important. Learn how to involve your students and families from diverse backgrounds in the IEP process, ...

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Webinar: Are You Inclusive? Developing Culturally Responsive Practices

Culturally responsive educators are sensitive to diversity in the classroom. Teachers must reflect on their personal assumptions and biases. However, what are the characteristics of a culturally responsive education professional? What evidence-based strategies are available to foster a healthy classroom culture/climate to ensure success for ALL learners? This webinar will support the facilitation of a highly “inclusive” environment for ALL ...

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Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice (2nd ed.)

Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children’s knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners’ phonological awareness and ...

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Webinar: What’s Different in the Special Education Assessment Process for English Learners?

As the number of English learners and bilingual/multilingual students continues to rise in the US, teachers and administrators are in critical need of appropriate and effective processes for assessing the eligibility of students with disabilities who are also English language learners. In this webinar, you’ll learn the latest updates on assessing English speakers in four areas: linguistic, cultural, legal & ...

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Webinar: Cultural Responsiveness in Data-Based Individualization and Literacy Assessment for English Learners

In this webinar, you’ll learn attributes of culturally responsive instruction as well as research-based strategies that promote language and (bi) literacy development for English learners with and without learning disabilities. The presenters will explain a framework that infuses cultural responsiveness into the process of data-based individualization and demonstrate how the framework’s components (e.g., demonstrating an asset-based view of multilingualism and ...

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Webinar: ELLs and Language-Based LD: Misconceptions and Assumptions

At times, English Language Learners with language-based learning disabilities may only be identified as ESL students. In this webinar, you’ll hear about some common misconceptions about types of language-based disabilities, ELLs, how you can identify ELLs who also have a language-based disability, and best practices for determining whether a student’s challenges are related to their English acquisition or to a ...

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