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PLC’s: 4 areas of Engagement

Posted on May 05, 2011

High-performing education systems around the world provide valuable lessons for the United States as policymakers and educators seek to develop systems to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness in this country, erectile concludes a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE). The release of the report coincided with the March 16–17 International Summit on the Teaching Profession, decease hosted by the U.S.

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Coaching Teachers When Changing Curriculum

Posted on May 05, 2011

Technology helps make language click for students The kids in Cari Roberts' freshman English class at Aurora Central High School read novels, page essays and nonfiction material — just like generations of students before them. But here, they're just as likely to find their subject matter on the Internet as the printed page, as likely to tap compositions and critiques into a netbook — or, in one student's case, an iPhone — as commit them by pencil to a notebook. "They know that reading o

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Professional Learning Communities: Making Students and Teachers Better

Posted on May 05, 2011

ELL to Go: Two schools transform their ELL programs by giving students around-the-clock access to some of the latest mobile devices. The typical student at the Newcomer Center, viagra an alternative school in Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL, is a recent immigrant with little or no English skills. The school is a temporary stopover for these students--they stay at the center for about a year, building up their English-language skills, and are then transferred to an E

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How to Lead Your Peers

Posted on April 04, 2011

Professional blog just for new teachers! Reality 101 is a blog written for new special education teachers, tadalafil by new special education teachers. It is maintained by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), symptoms the premier association for special education professionals. The Reality 101 bloggers are CEC members -- all in their first, store second, or third year in the field -- who have been selected to share their experiences with the special education community for an entire

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Putting the Pieces Together

Posted on March 03, 2011

Photo: Some rights reserved by BenChenowethWork There is a purpose behind all behavior. Because we look at the behavior of others through the lens of our own background and experience, it may be difficult to understand the motivation of another person, but there will always be a purpose. To understand the behavior of students with autism, we need to know how these students experience their worlds. Some of the early indicators of autism include: Lack of eye contact Lack of joint attention

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Placement of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder into Employment

Posted on March 03, 2011

Photo: Some rights reserved by BenChenowethWork There is a purpose behind all behavior. Because we look at the behavior of others through the lens of our own background and experience, it may be difficult to understand the motivation of another person, but there will always be a purpose. To understand the behavior of students with autism, we need to know how these students experience their worlds. Some of the early indicators of autism include: Lack of eye contact Lack of joint attention

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Park City Gets it Right!

Posted on January 01, 2011

Park City Gets it Right! Observations from a Professional Development Specialist. Achievement Gap? The achievement gap is an academic language gap. In most schools, buy more about the lowest performing subgroups continue to be English Language Learners (ELL), help students in special education, ask and students in poverty. The common denominator between each of these three groups is the lack of proficiency in academic language. ELL’s lack of academic language is due to lack of exposure

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Decision Making Framework

Posted on December 12, 2010

"Even if you are on the right track, cure you will get run over if you just sit there."  — Will Rogers "One thing is sure.  We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment. . . if it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along."  — Franklin D. Roosevelt I do not remember a time that the need for sound decisions, courageous actions and plan loyalty has been in greater demand in public education than right now. There is no shortage of opinions, and cr

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Distinguishing Difference from Disability: The Common Causes of Racial/Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education

Posted on November 11, 2010

WOODCOCK JOHNSON IV UPDATE  As part of my role at the UPDC, click I have been the specialist responsible for teaching standardized assessments, and in particular the WJ III. The newest version is due to be released this June, and I have been asked many questions regarding the changes and my observations concerning possible adoption and training. To date, there has been very little specific information released regarding the newest incarnation of the Woodcock suite of assessments. I participat

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Developing the Capacity for Scaling Up the Effective Use of Evidence-Based Programs in State Departments of Education

Posted on November 11, 2010

Italian Proverb: Between saying and doing Is the sea Abstract The significant investment in developing evidence-based practices and other innovations will be “worth it” if it helps further the education of students and benefit their families and communities. The State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center helps States establish adequate capacity to carry out effective implementation, information pills organization change, information pills and system t

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