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HLPs in Special Education Social/Emotional/Behavioral Laminated Guide (#3)

This compact, practical guide is the third in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 7-10 (Social/Emotional/Behavioral). These include HLP7 – Establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment, HLP8 – Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior, HLP9 – Teach social behaviors, and HLP10 – Conduct functional behavioral assessments to ...

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HLPs in Special Education Assessment Laminated Guide (#2)

This compact, practical guide is the second in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 4-6 (Assessment). These include HLP4 – Use multiple sources of information to develop a comprehensive understanding of a student’s strengths and needs, HLP5 – Interpret and communicate assessment information with stakeholders to collaboratively design and implement educational programs, and HLP ...

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HLPs in Special Education Instruction Laminated Guide (#4)

This compact, practical guide is the fourth in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 11-14 (Instruction). These include HLP11 – Identify and prioritize long- and short-term learning goals, HLP12 – Systematically design instruction toward a specific learning goal, HLP13 – Adapt curriculum tasks and materials for specific learning goals, and HLP14 – Teach cognitive ...

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HLPs in Special Education Laminated Guide Collection

This is a set containing a series of six laminated guides about high-leverage practices. Each 6-page guide is a practical classroom tool showing specific examples about how to implement HLPs. Guide #1 focuses on Collaboration, covering HLPs 1-3. Guide #2 focuses on Assessment, covering HLPs 4-6. Guide #3 focuses on Social/Emotional/Behavioral practices, covering HLPs 7-10. Guide #4 focuses on Instruction, ...

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HLPS in Special Education Instruction Laminated Guide (#6)

This compact, practical guide is the sixth and final publication in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 19-22 (Instruction). These include HLP19 – Use assistive and instructional technologies, HLP20 – Provide intensive instruction, HLP21 – Teach students to maintain and generalize new learning across time and settings, and HLP22 – Provide positive and constructive ...

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HLPs in Special Education Instruction Guide (#5)

This compact, practical guide is the fifth in a series of laminated guides about high-leverage practices. It focuses on HLPs 15-18 (Instruction). These include HLP15 – Provide scaffolded supports, HLP16 – Use explicit instruction, HLP17 – Use flexible grouping, and HLP18 – Use strategies to promote active student engagement. This publication is co-published with National Professional Resources, Inc. This product ...

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Webinar: Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching: Continuing the Conversation

Although co-teaching has become a relatively common way of accomplishing the dual purposes of inclusive education and curriculum access, student outcomes continue to be a concern. In this webinar, Dr. Marilyn Friend will dive deeper into specially designed instruction (SDI), and discuss: Vocabulary of instruction related to special education: differentiation, accommodation, modification, specially designed instruction (SDI) Analyze how to plan ...

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ISET Tools: Technology Tools Menu for Special Educators (UDL Edition)

The Council for Exceptional Children partnered with its Innovations in Special Education Technology (ISET) Division to produce this laminated guide that provides a range of tools for Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Learn about multiple means of engagement tools such as VoiceThread, Flipgrid, Popplet, Symbaloo, and SeeSaw as well as multiple means of representation tools such as Rewordify, Readworks, Explain ...

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Webinar: Data-Based Behavior Plans: What Do They Look Like?

In this webinar, you’ll get a step-by-step look at what an effective and feasible behavior plan looks like. Discover how you can collect and use data to identify and define challenging behavior and its purposes. Then, you’ll see what a well-constructed behavior plan includes—how to plan for preventing future behaviors, teaching replacement behaviors, and response processes. You’ll get examples of ...

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TEACHING Exceptional Children Journal Special SOTP Issue (Volume 52, Issue 1)

This special issue features the 2019 CEC State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report. Additional articles and columns address check in/check out, diversity in the profession, assistive technology, perspectives on the State of the Profession Report, coverage of the 2019 Special Education Legislative Summit, and other CEC news. By Dawn A. Rowe. 2019. 60 pages. ISSN: 0040-0599. #P6321. Order ...

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Instructional Strategies for Learners with IEPs

This compact yet comprehensive guide provides K-12 educators of students who receive special education services with a brief overview of the purpose and essential elements of an individualized education program (IEP), along with adaptations, interventions, and supports to incorporate into the IEP as part of specially designed instruction (SDI). It includes a framework for step-by-step planning as well as sample ...

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Teaching Students How to Use Self-Management

Self-management is a robust technique whereby students of all ages and ability levels learn how to control their learning and social behaviors. When students effectively self-manage, teachers spend more time on instruction and less time reminding students how to behave, which benefits teachers and students. Additionally, students learn independence when they self-manage. This guide presents a 10-step instructional sequence for ...

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Mindfulness in the Inclusive Classroom

Emotions and cognition are connected, with social and emotional learning integral to students’ academic and personal growth. Mindfulness–being aware of the now in our thoughts and actions–allows students and their educators to have their hearts, bodies, and minds focused on the present moment. People who practice mindfulness are better able to recognize and attend to their surroundings, feelings, and thoughts ...

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Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming.  With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Current Trends ...

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Don’t Suspend Me! An Alternative Discipline Toolkit

Learn how alternative discipline methods can create long-term change. Suspensions don’t work. They don’t improve behavior and they don’t address the social-emotional needs of students. It is time to change the culture of discipline in schools. There are better, alternative discipline methods that can create positive, meaningful long-term changes in the behavior of challenging students. Aligned with educational law, Don’t ...

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