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Effective Math Instruction: Focusing on the “What” and the “How” for SWD Thumbnail

Effective Math Instruction: Focusing on the “What” and the “How” for SWD

Posted on May 05, 2013

Since Utah’s adoption of The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on August 8, here 2010, website educators have been working to understand what is included in the standards and how to best integrate them into teaching practices. This is clearly a “what” and “how” discussion that results in two questions: 1)  What do students need to know and do, patient mathematically? 2)  What effective instructional approaches are effective in teaching those skills? This article will briefly ad

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RtI in Math for Elementary and Middle Schools

Posted on May 05, 2013

IES PRACTICE GUIDE WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools Introduction Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, sickness principals, shop and school administrators use Response to Intervention

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Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Posted on March 03, 2013

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) announced in November 2012 that the state had been awarded a five-year, viagra order $3, more about 966, viagra sale 275 federal grant to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) proposal was submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September on behalf of the USOE Special Education Department and subsequently won 20% more funding than what had been awarded for the previous five years. Begin

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PMfocus.org – Progress Monitoring Focus is Live and Working

Posted on October 10, 2012

Utah Personnel Development Center is pleased to announce that the much awaited PMfocus tool has been released to teachers in the state of Utah.  Visit: http://PMfocus.org to Sign up and Sign in.  To Learn more, visit web check out the article we published last month about PMfocus in the Essential Educator. Progress Monitoring Focus is a new web-based application that allows the user to track student progress on any academic or behavior skill as defined by the user. A student’s response

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Key Studies: RtI for Mathematics

Posted on March 03, 2012

A Summary of Nine Key Studies: Multi-Tier Intervention and Response to Interventions For Students Struggling in Mathematics What is Response to Intervention? What is a multi-tiered intervention system? Fuchs, hospital Fuchs, & Vaughn (2008) provide a working definition of Response to Intervention (RTI) and the multi-tiered system of instruction in critical areas such as reading and mathematics: “The context for preventing academic difficulty in the schools has changed over the past

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Districtwide Approach to Increasing Student Achievement

Posted on March 03, 2012

How Tier I Instruction, ask Collaboration, prostate and Focused Professional Development has Increased Student Achievement in Salt Lake District Jessica, case a second grade special education student at Parkview Elementary, draws circles, makes a "math mountain" and then correctly writes an equation on her white board for the following story problem: Taleigha had 12 pencils.  She lost some.  Now she has 5.  How many pencils did she lose? Jessica compares her work to her partner and then

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Coaching: Hugs Or Slugs: What Will It Be Today?

Posted on March 03, 2012

Supporting High Expectations for Students with Disabilities We are the two special education academic support coaches “unofficially” known by our elementary special education self-contained teachers as the “curriculum enforcers” for the Salt Lake City School District. Our positions were created three years ago when Salt Lake City School District leadership adopted the expectation that elementary students with disabilities who were expected to take grade level CRTs at the end of the sc

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[UPDC Original] Do You Want To Be A Genius or A Genius Maker?

Posted on February 02, 2012

According to Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter  (Wiseman and McKeown, viagra 2010), remedy some leaders create intelligence around them, while others diminish it. Reflect on the following scenarios: The New Teacher Project (2009) reports: Having a series of good teachers can multiply the impact. "Give high-need students three highly effective teachers in a row and they may outperform students taught by three ineffective teachers in a row by as much as 50 percentile poin

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RTI National Online Forum: Implementing RTI in Early Childhood Settings

Posted on February 02, 2012

This 80-minute webcast features a stimulating conversation with key experts on the role RTI can play in child development through high quality instruction and targeted interventions matched to children’s learning needs. As educators across the country move toward implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood settings, they face many questions about the steps they should take to ensure effective implementation. In this webinar, four nationally recognized experts provide soun

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Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) Supports Educators

Posted on January 01, 2012

      Vision: All educators are using evidence-based practices. Purpose:  Help educators implement evidence-based practices with fidelity.  Build school and district capacity and sustainability for using evidence-based practices.  Improve student outcomes by promoting the use of evidence-based practices. Core Values: Trust Collaboration Continuous Improvement Who We Serve: Special educators, related service providers, general educators

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