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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Posted on September 09, 2011

Teachers at the state's top-scoring school attribute their success to collaboration. They meet almost weekly as grade levels at Summit School in Cache County to discuss proven teaching strategies and how to help individual students excel. "We talk about what we are seeing and how we can strengthen each other and the school, capsule " said Don Sheffer, a fourth-grade teacher who has been at Summit for 20 years. "We diagnose needs and figure out how we can address those needs. They call these s

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ELL, SLD or Both?

Posted on May 05, 2011

When ELLs Struggle: Recognizing the Signs It is important for educators who are screening English language learners (ELLs) for learning difficulties to consider that some behaviors that are considered signs of a learning disability also resemble linguistic behaviors of students learning a second language (L2). In addition, buy the behaviors may reflect cultural differences or values of students coming to U.S. schools from other countries and educational systems. The following table highligh

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Primary Language Support for English Language Learners

Posted on March 03, 2011

What is RTI? Response to Intervention is a process for providing supports to students. It is not a program, patient a curriculum, or a mechanism for identifying students for special education services. Most importantly, RTI is not ever a place where you send students! Here are three good definitions: IDEA Partnership’s Fundamentals for Educators and their Partners defines RTI as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction/intervention matched to student needs and using learning ra

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Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy

Posted on March 03, 2011

tommy, ed i tried to add a youtube link at the bottom, rx the code shows up but not the video, purchase can you fix it please Introduction How can some people keep smiling and thriving through a career of confronting the tough to teach and the tough to lead? It’s simple, of course. All you have to be is a highly effective, tragic optimist who understands that the situation is hopeless, but not serious! WHATEVER! This article presents many reasonable ideas designed to protect the protector

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Closing the Achievement Gap With a Vengeance

Posted on January 01, 2011

One District’s Journey Into Tiered Instruction (RTI/MTSS) In June of 2009, cialis 40mg the Park City Student Services Department and Curriculum Department sat down with our elementary principals to review our elementary language arts CRT data, paying particular attention to subgroups. We asked the question, “Are we happy with our data?” The answer was a resounding, “No!” We were at a crossroads in our school district. With one of the highest second language student ratios in the stat

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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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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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