Math Aids (VDOE Accommodation Code 19) are a response accommodation for instruction and assessments available to students with disabilities based on individual needs and must be related to the student’s disability (VDOE, 2019). While Math Aids are generally concrete materials, the transition to virtual learning environments requires some flexibility in their use. Fortunately, free virtual… Read More Using Math Aids in Virtual Learning Environments
Then we have some resources and tips for you as you venture upon this new way of work. Start by trying to accept that the main difference is about the delivery and not necessarily the instruction itself. Not much else really changes! Keeping this key concept in mind will help offer you comfort when faced… Read More Going Virtual with Your Structured Literacy Instruction?
Providing virtual mathematics instruction to students can be challenging. However, there are several resources available to support teachers, parents, and students who are teaching and learning in an environment outside of school, or learning in place. A few of them are outlined below. Virginia Department of Education Resources The Virginia Department of Education has organized… Read More Math Resources for “Learning in Place”
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
Reading and writing about interesting topics is engaging to students and their curiosity about a topic makes them more persistent, active, and engaged. Here are some ideas that promote students to become confident readers and writers of nonfiction (Duke, 2013; Pilonieta, 2011). Research Creating confident readers, writers and evaluators of non-fiction is a primary… Read More Just the Facts About Non-fiction (revised 2020)
We’ve heard that teachers will need to develop virtual learning activities! Our specialists have developed a list of resources that we hope can help you. Looking for leveled reading? Try these free resources for teachers: Epic! Newsela Are you using Tar Heel Reader? Need a tip for how to share selected books with your students? Create… Read More Virtual Learning for Students with Significant Disabilities
Have you ever wondered whether it is important to teach the underlying literacy vocabulary related to a new concept you are introducing to students? For example, is it important to fully define what a syllable is or for students to learn other literacy terms such as affix, fluency or punctuation? The answer is, yes! Being… Read More Literacy Literally