Administration/Leadership

Co-Teaching Strategies to Improve Student Outcomes, Second Edition

Co-teaching is a popular service delivery model for students who are entitled to special education or other specialized services, such as support services for English learners. Evidence shows that the implementation of co-teaching is significantly associated with improved student outcomes. However, for co-teaching to be effective, teachers need to thoroughly understand what the arrangement entails and what it takes to ...

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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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A Collaborative Approach to Transition Planning for Students With Disabilities

This book is designed to inform aspiring special education teachers, special education teams, transition planning specialists and school administrators about the complex process of transition planning and to meet the transition requirements of special education legislation. It reflects the universal challenges that teachers, families and students face as students progress through school with a disability. Author Dr. JoAnn M. Rae ...

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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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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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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Young Children

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is a framework for delivering effective and efficient services and supports to meet the needs of all young children and their families so they can achieve essential developmental and early academic learning outcomes. With this evidence-based planning book and video set, you’ll discover how to design, implement, and monitor successful MTSS for children ages 3–5 ...

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Webinar: The End of the School Year is Near. Have You Completed a Co-teaching Check-up?

As the end of the school year approaches, it’s time to take stock of co-teaching. This is true for teachers looking at their classroom practices, for principals and other site administrators reviewing partnership effectiveness and anticipating needs for the 2019-2020 school year, and district leaders building effectiveness and sustainability. In this webinar, co-teaching and collaboration expert Dr. Marilyn Friend will ...

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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 our most popular and comprehensive on-boarding resources to help you effectively prepare your team of new teachers. Use this multimedia toolkit for individual or group professional development, coaching, and/or continuing education throughout the school year. Each toolkit includes resources ...

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HLPs in Special Education Collaboration Laminated Guide (#1)

Effective special education teachers collaborate with a wide range of professionals, families and caregivers to assure that educational programs and related services are effectively designed and implemented to meet the needs of each student with a disability. This laminated guide, the first in a series of laminated guides about High-Leverage Practices, provides a practical tool for teachers to implement the ...

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Webinar: Co-Teaching But Not Getting the Results You’d Hoped For?

Co-teaching has become a relatively common service delivery option for students with disabilities, but the results are sometimes disappointing. Professionals often explain that they are doing everything recommended, but students still are not learning as expected. Several reasons may account for this situation, and this webinar will explore those likely to be key causes, along with suggestions for changing practices ...

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