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Individualizing for Successful Participation in PE (Part 2)
by Brad Weiner
Apps for Special Needs
Choiceworks is a helpful app for children learning to follow daily routines, self-regulated their behavior, wait and take turns. This customizable app is designed for teachers, parents, and caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence. This app’s features include: Schedule Board, Waiting Board, and Feelings Board, an image library, professionally recorded audio, and options for using your own images and audio recordings.To learn more click here.
Open Call for Your Content
We are looking for high quality content on topics related to special education and early intervention in Maryland. Learn how to share your expertise with our statewide audience here.
NEW! Conduct your own professional development on Maryland Learning Links. Materials are now available for teaching others about the range of resources available to them. Download training materials here.
Maryland Learning Links is the one place to visit for information, guidance and resources related to Special Education and Early Intervention in Maryland. Whether you are an administrator, teacher, provider or parent, you are sure to benefit from the site’s comprehensive and user-friendly blend of knowledge and real-world practice, all of it built on the belief that every child can learn and achieve both inside and outside the classroom.
Announcing two name changes...
The Birth to Five Systems and Development and Learning Channels have new names. Birth to Five Systems is now Early Learning; Development and Learning is now Individualized Education. At the heart of special education is a firm belief in personalized learning across a life span and meeting the unique needs of each student, each day. What better way to recognize those core beliefs than with channel names that reflect helping each child develop his/her unique potential for learning birth through 21. The channels offer the same outstanding resources and information you found in the past. It’s just the names that changed.
Explore all that each channel has to offer by clicking the navigation bars at the top. Please remember that we value your feedback. Share your thoughts by using the Ratings and Comments features on each Maryland Learning Links page.
Annual Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey
Your voice makes a difference! If you are the parent or guardian of a child between the ages of 3 and 21 who is receiving special education and related services, the annual Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey will be sent to your home during the early part of April. The survey is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and your feedback on how well your local school system is partnering with you and promoting your involvement in your child’s education planning process. To learn more, visit the Family and Community channel.
Earn CEUs Online from Johns Hopkins University
Why not use summer to take advantage of an innovative fully online course, Data-Driven Action Research Simulation for Classroom Teachers, offered June 11 - August 5. Earn 3 Continuing Education Units from Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Download information and click here to register.
Alerts, Trends, and Interventions Forums
Visit the Leadership Channel to see the latest presentation on using school data to make informed decisions. The second in a series of presentation for school leaders on trends in education, TAP-IT : A Data-Informed Decision-Making Approach provides resources on making the most of the data available to you. Learn more about this timesaving approach by clicking here.
Community of Occupational Therapists & Physical Therapists
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. And, it takes a community of educators to help students learn and grow. Learn about two groups of professionals that play an important roles in student's education - Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists - visiting the Specialized Services section of Maryland Learning Links.
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May 7 - TED Talks Education debuts on PBS. Click here for more details.
January 14 to September 24 - Information Sessions for Parents of Students with Disabilities (multiple dates and times in Easton and Salisbury).