Special Education Teacher Resource List According to the National Education Association, the number of school age children with diagnosed disabilities has risen approximately 30 percent over the last 10 years, with 3 of 4 special needs students spending at least part of their day in a regular classroom. Special Education teachers are being constantly challenged to find new teaching techniques and activities that address studentsâ€™ individual needs and encourage them to interact with others. This resource will introduce you to resources on general special education, teaching children with Autism and Down Syndrome, inclusion and helpful technology for the classroom. General Instructions & Set Up SMART Boards â€“ Getting Started GuideUsing a SMART Board â€“ Basic DirectionsSMART Board How-to – Using SMART Boards with LaptopsSMART Board Basics â€“ How to use a SMART boardInstalling SMART Board Software â€“ Installing SMART on OS X
Special Needs – Teacher Resources Highlights 2016 Presidential Elections Election season is here. Help your students understand the process of our national elections, from the President down to local representatives, with our election activities. Read short biographies of presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R), explore mock election ideas, create presidential trading cards, learn election vocabulary, play election bingo and more! 10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone This post is part Five of the Special Needs iPad & App Series. In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities.
What are autism spectrum disorders: FAQs and information Autism is a complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication. Symptoms usually start before age three and can cause delays or problems in many different skills that develop from infancy to adulthood. What is an autism spectrum disorder? Different people with autism can have very different symptoms.
About UDL What is Universal Design for Learning? Universal Design for Learningis a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Why is UDL necessary?
Educator Resources - RAFT RAFT’s educator resources are designed to support a wide variety of subject areas, academic standards, and levels of learning. Tip Sheets New to hands-on teaching? Looking for ways to save time? itled Graduate Academic Certificate The Transition Specialist Certificate is designed for individuals who hold at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and who desire to provide special education transition services to students in middle and/or high school settings. Admission Requirements 1) Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and a valid teaching certificate at the secondary level.2) Meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School.3) Complete and file an application indicating your intention to work toward this certificate.4) Successfully complete at least one full year as a teacher of students with disabilities at the middle and/or high school levels. Course Requirements for Certificate (applicant must meet course prerequisites, if any)
7 Great TED Talks on Autism Teachers Should Not Miss May 6, 2014 A few months ago I posted here a visual wheel that features an array of iPad apps for autistic students and today I am adding these great TED Talks on autism. As you know, autism diagnoses rates are growing to an alarming levels. And many are now thinking about it as a serious topic to be addressed . The TED Talks below introduce you to the science of autism and share with you some amazing first-person accounts from those living with it. Enjoy
UDL Guidelines 2.0 The goal of education in the 21st century is not simply the mastery of content knowledge or use of new technologies. It is the mastery of the learning process. Education should help turn novice learners into expert learners—individuals who want to learn, who know how to learn strategically, and who, in their own highly individual and flexible ways, are well prepared for a lifetime of learning.
8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers September 25, 2015In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with computer mediated activities to deliver instruction. The strengths of this instructional approach is its combination of both face to face and online teaching methods into one integrated instructional approach. In today's post, we are sharing with you a set of some useful web tools you can use for blended learning:1- Blubbr Blubbr is a cool web tool that allows users to create quizzes around YouTube videos. These are basically interactive video quizzes ( called Trivs ) that you can create for your students and which they can answer while they watch the selected video clip.
Post-graduate certifications and specializations in education Expand on your master’s degree with a state certification or DelVal specialization program. These shorter curriculums help teachers and administrators meet the requirements for administrative or supervisory state certifications or add academic credentials with one of DelVal’s specialization sequences. The three-credit courses are offered as part of the overall master’s in education curriculum, all of which are also part of a degree requirement program. Courses follow the same on-campus or online, accelerated, blended format. curricula BY CERTIFICATION/SPECIALIZATION AREA School Administration (19 credits) GE-6115 Principles, Methods, Development and Assessment of Curriculum GE-6130 School and Community Relations GE-6220 School Law GE-6140 School Personnel Administration GE-6240 School Finance and Accounting GE-7020 Advanced Fieldwork