New Arrivals

The New Special Education Teachers Induction Toolkit

Strong induction programs help new special education teachers manage their classrooms and improve morale, self-efficacy, and student outcomes. We have curated CEC’s most popular and comprehensive onboarding resources (a combined value of over $700) and developed a step-by-step, multimedia resource to help you effectively prepare your team of new teachers. The resources can be used in many ways for individual or ...

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Webinar: Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching: Three Mistakes We’re Making and How to Correct Them

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. Perhaps the most important missing ingredient that could change this situation is the integration in co-taught classes of specially designed instruction (SDI). In this webinar, co-teaching expert Marilyn Friend will help you understand what SDI ...

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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom Practical Tools and Strategies

In this new book, bestselling author Barbara R. Blackburn and intervention expert Bradley S. Witzel show you how to develop rigorous RTI and MTSS programs that will support students and lead them to lasting success. Written in a clear, engaging style, “Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom” combines an in-depth discussion of the issues facing at-risk and students with ...

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From High School to College: Steps to Success for Students With Disabilities

Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, this new edition of 7 Steps for Success continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and postsecondary levels, to developing both academic and non-cognitive skills, to how to find ...

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Classroom management is critical to successful teaching, but many K–12 teachers struggle with it. Evidence-Based Strategies for Effective Classroom Management distills the research into easy-to-implement strategies teachers can use to promote a productive and safe learning environment. Chapters provide evidence-based guidelines for implementing classwide prevention strategies, token economies, group contingencies, and self-management interventions. Procedures for evaluating intervention effectiveness and individualizing ...

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DEC Recommended Practices: Family. Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity

The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Family: Knowing Families, Tailoring Practices, Building Capacity is the third edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it ...

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

This newly updated six-page laminated reference guide is an indispensable tool for school administrators and educators. The guide outlines key features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that entitles students with disabilities (SWD) to free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction and related services, or special education. Author Karen Norlander, details the requirements schools ...

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Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum in the Inclusive Classroom

In this quick-reference laminated guide, author Paula Kluth presents simple, effective strategies for supporting students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive pre-K through 12th grade classrooms, and helping all learners succeed.  Teachers will find up-to-date information about the diagnosis of ASD, what to do if you suspect a student is on the spectrum, and a list of needs of students ...

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Gifted Education: Using Enrichment Clusters to Provide Challenging Strategies for All

This quick-reference laminated guide for K–12 teachers explains how to use enrichment clusters―an innovative component of the Renzulli Schoolwide Enrichment Model―to engage students, develop skills, and promote advanced learning. Enrichment clusters engage students in interest-based, student-driven, real-world learning experiences.  This “brand of learning” focuses on providing resources, guidance, and feedback to individuals and small groups based on their interests, abilities, ...

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How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3

Tens of thousands of K-3 teachers have relied on this book—now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material—to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student’s needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multi-week cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed—phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and ...

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Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve

Learn how tech tools can make it easier to differentiate reading instruction, so you can reach all of your students and help them increase their fluency and comprehension. This practical guide brings together evidence-based principles for differentiated reading instruction and user-friendly tech tools, to help students grow as readers. Differentiated Reading Instruction includes guidance on using text-to-speech tools, developing tech-based ...

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Managing Classroom Behaviors Using an RTI/MTSS Framework

Designed for use by teachers, this 6-page, quick-reference laminated guide by Jim Wright, founder of Intervention Central (www.interventioncentral.org), describes a range of evidenced-based Tier 1 (whole-class) RTI/MTSS strategies and interventions to prevent and manage disruptive or inappropriate classroom behaviors. Topics include teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations; making instruction engaging and effective; developing effective teacher-student communication; strategies for dealing with non-compliant ...

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High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: The Final Report of the HLP Writing Team

Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and expertise. The roles and practice ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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Elizabeth Farrell and the History of Special Education, 2nd ed.

This is the inspirational story of a genuine American hero: the woman who “created” special education and devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of children and American public schooling. Elizabeth Farrell was the founder of the first “ungraded” class in U.S. public schools, the developer of the basic principles and concepts under which special education still ...

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