Two Teachers in the Room

Author: Elizabeth Stein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134987935
Format: PDF
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This new co-publication from Routledge and MiddleWeb provides a wealth of practical strategies and tips to help K–12 educators co-teach more effectively. Author Elizabeth Stein presents examples of different co-teaching models and shows how to cultivate a dynamic co-teaching relationship to benefit all students. Whether you’re a brand new co-teacher or are simply looking to improve the dynamics in your classroom, the research-based strategies, vignettes, and ready-to-use assessment rubrics in this book will help you create a positive learning culture that influences all learners, teachers, and students alike. Topics include: Selecting and implementing the appropriate co-teaching model to optimize student learning; Developing an effective curriculum that plays to the strengths of both teachers; Creating a learning environment that promotes self-reflection and nurtures critical thinking; Accommodating all learners by embracing a multi-dimensional view of teacher knowledge; and Providing specific, attentive feedback to help students take charge of their learning. The book also features book discussion questions for each chapter so you can work with colleagues during book studies and PLCs.

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

Author: Jean B. Crockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135184993X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, as well as effective, collaborative, and instructional leadership practices that support the administration of special education. It can be used as a reference volume for scholars, administrators, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as a textbook for graduate courses related to the administration of special education.

Congressional Record V 150 PT 18 November 18 2004 to November 19 2004

Author: U S Congress
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Congressional Record contains the proceedings and debates of each Congressional session in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Arranged in calendar order, each volume includes the exact text of everything that was said and includes members' remarks.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483394204
Format: PDF, ePub
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Unique Student Strengths and Needs Require Unique Teacher Evaluation Methods. Teacher evaluation should never be used in a “one-size-fits-all” manner, especially when evaluating all teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) and students with disabilities. Evaluations of all teachers who work with diverse learners require unique considerations. Such considerations are precisely what you’ll learn in this comprehensive, action-oriented book. Backed by research and case studies, the authors detail: Four Principles for Inclusive Teacher Evaluation of diverse learners compatible with the Danielson and Marzano frameworks Specialized “look-fors” evaluators can use and adapt to recognize effective teaching of diverse learners Strategies for coaching teachers who need more support reaching diverse learners

Testing students with disabilities

Author: Martha L. Thurlow
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: 9780761938088
Format: PDF, ePub
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Updated Edition of Best Seller! "Testing Students With Disabilities is firmly grounded in the cutting edge research the authors have conducted for nearly three decades. They have done a brilliant job of treating a very complex topic in a most readable, logical, and understandable way." Donald Deshler, Professor of Special Education University of Kansas "Testing Students With Disabilities is a 'must buy' for individuals involved in the education of students with disabilities, whether they are currently acting as or studying to be service providers. My hat is off to the authors for breaking down this critical information in a way that is understandable and easy to share." Sue Gamm, Chief Specialized Services Officer Chicago Public Schools "This is a seminal work on the 'how to' of testing, assessment, and accountability for students with disabilities. Not only do the authors help bring this most important topic into clarity, but they also share practical ways to implement their suggestions immediately by providing the tools to get started." Alice D. Parker, Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction California Department of Education The definitive resource on everything you need to know and do about assessing special needs studentsa??now expanded and improved! An increased focus on educational accountability and testing, coupled with mandates put forth in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), make it crucial that every district and school professional is well versed in meeting the assessment requirements for all students. The enhanced second edition of Testing Students With Disabilities covers everything from maximizing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and fostering successful collaboration among educators, administrators, and parents to optimizing assessment accommodations and using test scores to improve instruction. Other new and expanded topics include: Requirements of IDEA and ESEA Students with disabilities who are English Language Learners Electronic and online testing Alternate assessments Use of assessment results Access to the general curriculum The timely update of this popular guide offers the specific tactics, concrete examples, and user-friendly information necessary to effectively and meaningfully include students with disabilities in district and state assessment systems. It features an array of indispensable tools, such as reproducible forms, checklists, handouts, and overheads; a comprehensive list of national and regional technical assistance and dissemination networks; and techniques for conducting staff development.