Laminated Guides

Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps – 2nd Edition

Co-teaching is an increasingly popular teaching model. Although it can be a very effective way of helping all students in inclusive classrooms learn, it can also be quite challenging for teachers to implement, especially at the secondary level, but it is a challenge well worth embracing. This updated and expanded edition of Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Successful Inclusion, ...

Read More »

Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

Today’s general education classrooms include students with many different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, experiences and learning styles. Teachers face the challenge of delivering instruction in a way that is accessible to all of the diverse learners in their inclusive classrooms. Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms, by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcott, offers K-12 teachers practical advice on how to enhance literacy ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Assistive Technology: What Every Educator Needs to Know

This reference guide is designed to help educators better understand the value of assistive technology (AT) in increasing all students’ access to the general education curriculum and improving the teaching/learning process for students with special education needs. In this guide, Brian Friedlander shows how incorporating AT can help them teachers incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and ...

Read More »

Transitioning to College: A Guide for Students with Disabilities (2nd edition)

School personnel, parents, and high school students with disabilities will all benefit from this new and expanded (6-page) laminated guide. It offers detailed suggestions of ways students with disabilities can start preparing for the transition to college as early as freshman year of high school. Transitioning to College reviews five key areas of preparedness: Understanding laws that govern how colleges ...

Read More »