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• Assessment approaches (eg formative, summative, standardised, dynamic, etc) • Assessment tools (eg tests, observations, rating scales, portfolios) • Assessment models (eg behavioural, cognitive, literacy • reliability, validity, standardisation, practicality etc • Types of AT tools and devices • Use of AT to enhance communication, and participation • Assessment and AT

8 Mistakes I Made as a Mom of an Autistic Child. Bloom's Taxonomy - Leveled Questioning. B Macartney and Missy Morton article. NZC update 12. Bourke, Mentis and Todd (2011) Bourke and Mentis (2013) Bernadette Macartney Thesis. CollaborationForSuccessIEP. 1217 understanding and developing science teachers pedagogical content knowledgea. Assessment terms defined. Dyslexie Font: The dyslexia font which eases the reading. SSATrust - Engagement profile & scale. Please download read the engagement profile and scale document below before attempting to use the tools.

SSATrust - Engagement profile & scale

What is the Engagement Profile and Scale? Engagement is the single best predictor of successful learning for children with learning disabilities (Iovannone et al., 2003). Without engagement, there is no deep learning (Hargreaves, 2006), effective teaching, meaningful outcome, real attainment or quality progress (Carpenter, 2010). The Engagement Profile and Scale is a classroom tool developed through SSAT’s research into effective teaching and learning for children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. It allows teachers to focus on the child’s engagement as a learner and create personalised learning pathways.

The adaptations made and the effect on the student’s level of engagement can be recorded, together with a score on the engagement scale. The engagement ladder. ILP’s for dummies – Learning Journey… A page exploring curated resources developing my understandings around Individual Learning Plans.

ILP’s for dummies – Learning Journey…

Other descriptions within this context include IEP’s (Indivdual Education Plans), IP’s (Individual Plans) and ….. Within the New Zealand context the Ministry of Education uses the terms Individual Plan (IP) for young children before they start school or kura. An Individual Education Plan (IEP) is the plan that is developed for a child when they are at school or kura. These are documented goal based plans. The underpinning ideology is that all participants in the care and education of a child contribute to the plan.

Unpacking Assistive Technology – Learning Journey… The University of Washington Center on Technology and Disability Studies tell us Assistive Technology is “Any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, off-the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities”, which is taken from the U.S. federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act .

Unpacking Assistive Technology – Learning Journey…

This feels a little clinical when contextualising my learners! I think I prefer “the use of technology to enhance learning…” from Reading Rockets webpage Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview. Fortunately, the web is rich with useful resources exploring Assistive Technology. Reading Rockets. Specialist Teaching Programme - Production site: Log in to the site. Assessment in the classroom / Home. You are here: It is necessary for New Zealand schools to design and shape assessment in their classrooms so that teaching and learning is meaningful and meets the needs of their particular communities of students.

Assessment in the classroom / Home

This section supports teachers and school leaders with assessment in the classroom. Assessment tool selector / Assessment tools & resources / Home. You are here: The assessment tool selector is a resource for teachers and schools to help them select the most appropriate assessment tool to suit their particular purpose.

Assessment tool selector / Assessment tools & resources / Home

The selector gives you information about assessment tools most frequently used in New Zealand schools, in every area of the curriculum up to and including year 10. You can also compare tools to see which one is the most suitable. In relation to National Standards, schools and teachers can select a range of formal and informal assessment methods to use in making overall teacher judgments (OTJs) of students' progress and achievement. The tool selector describes a range of the more formal assessment tools that could be used for this purpose. For some parts of the New Zealand Curriculum such as the Key Competencies and Values, there are no formal assessment tools. Assessment fundamentals Note: Inclusion of a tool does not indicate endorsement by the Ministry of Education. Submit a resource Updated on: 2 December 2015.

Edutopia: An Online Community for Teachers and Students. A couple of decades ago in the great state of California, famed filmmaker George Lucas launched the website Edutopia.

Edutopia: An Online Community for Teachers and Students

Part of his George Lucas Educational Foundation, its goal was to improve the quality of K-12 education throughout the United States via innovative use of digital media. Years later, Lucas' project is still going strong. So what's it all about? Schools offering Teaching & Learning degrees can also be found in these popular choices. What It Does The purpose of is primarily to disseminate information about cutting-edge educational techniques for kindergartners on up to high school seniors. KQED Public Media for Northern CA.

Assistive Technology Infographic. Home. - Assistive Technology Definition and Categories. Assistive Technology Products can enable people with disabilities to accomplish daily living tasks, assist them in communication, education, work or recreation activities, in essence, help them achieve greater independence and enhance their quality of life. - Assistive Technology Definition and Categories

Assistive Technology devices can help improve physical or mental functioning, overcome a disorder or impairment, help prevent the worsening of a condition, strengthen a physical or mental weakness, help improve a person's capacity to learn, or even replace a missing limb. SAMR inforgraphic. IEP Chart.