Introducing High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: A Professional Development Guide for School Leaders “High-leverage practices in special education reflect new research on the effective methods that help struggling learners succeed (CEEDAR, 2017).” The downloadable online guide is packed with activities for engaging teachers to learn how high-leverage practices (HLPs) can enhance student learning. High-leverage practicesRead More A Professional Development Toolkit for School Leaders
Quality literacy instruction is essential for all students. As many students with intellectual disabilities may read and write below grade level, finding meaningful professional development and curriculum resources can prove challenging. The key is to remember that we must provide instruction at a student’s developmental level. As such, consider the following resources from the perspectiveRead More Summer PD From the Comfort of Your Home
During the summer, learn more about literacy instruction through the following professional development opportunities. Each of the modules indicated are free and can be accessed at your convenience, making it easy to complete at your own pace while providing a great way to learn more about topics that interest you. Executive Skills for ReadingRead More Book a Trip to PD on Literacy This Summer!
Check out the following free online learning opportunities available for early childhood educators to take advantage of this summer. Early Childhood Investigations These free and engaging webinars (live and archived) are presented by many of the thought-leaders and experts in the field of early care and education. The webinars explore critical topics that offer newRead More Summer PD Preschool Teachers Can Do in Their PJs
Mathematical Mindsets This course, developed by Stanford Mathematics Professor Jo Boaler, unpacks the use of a Growth Mindset teaching approach for mathematics. Throughout the course, Jo Boaler demonstrates the use of Growth Mindset strategies by giving a group of middle school students new knowledge of the brain, mindset, and mathematics. The course consists of shortRead More Online Math Professional Development Opportunities
Headed to the beach, mountains, or a hammock in your backyard this summer? Need something to read to help you plan for next year, gain new insights, or build upon your current practices? Search the TTAC ODU Free Lending Library to find the perfect book to meet your needs. Books will be mailed to you! StayRead More Summer Learning Opportunities in Autism
It is important for students to have daily opportunities to write. According to Koppenhaver and Erickson (2007), students should write at least four days a week, otherwise they won’t learn to like writing. Infrequent opportunities to write suggests to kids that writing is difficult and not fun. This may be especially true for emergent writers,Read More Writing Across the Content Areas