Get to Know...
Dr. Karen Greeley, Physical Therapy Team Leader at Baltimore County Public Schools, who is very passionate about helping all children to get active. Click here to read our interview.
As summer vacation comes to an end, Chris Swanson of the Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education reminds parents and caregivers to be engaged with their children as they use tablets, apps and games. His latest blog post is here.
Apps for Everyday
Dexteria offers therapeutic hand exercises that may help improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children.
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Watch our latest media piece about the important work of occupational and physical therapists in schools. Click here to learn about their unique approaches to working with children with disabilities, their teachers and their family members.
The Maryland State Unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is seeking nominations for the Maryland State Unit of CEC 2014 Awards. There will be three categories for this year's awards:
• Special Education Teacher
• Student Teacher
• Special Education Paraeducator
Winners in each category will be notified this fall and invited to a special meeting of the MD State Unit of CEC this spring for recognition. Maryland State Unit of CEC will nominate the winners for CEC's 2015 National Awards, if applicable. Click here to download the nomination information packet.
The Importance of Coaches and Mentors
As the school year opens and many new teachers enter classrooms, it is important to remember the important role that coaches and mentors can play in their success. Teacher mentoring is a formal, designed process in which experienced teachers share what they know with teachers who have very little or no experience. The experienced teacher can also benefit from receiving mentoring around a new set of challenges. Whatever the specific situation, mentoring is always about one teacher sharing knowledge and experience with another teacher to help him or her grow as a professionaleducation process. Click here to learn more.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child with disabilities or if you know one and want to offer assistance, check out our list of resources covering topics from respite care to housing and supports to transportation. If you have suggestions to help us expand the list, please be sure to send them to email@example.com.
September 17: Free Education Week Webinar: Five Key Steps in Planning and Implementing a Blended Learning Program; 2-3pm. Click here to register.
September 18: MATN Fall 2014 Institute at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9am-3pm: Implementation Collaborative of MATN Members: Maximizing Capacity in Educators and Schools. Click here to register.
October 1, October 30 and November 5: MATN Webinar Series, Apps to Support a Successful Transition, 3-4pm each date. Sign up information will be posted after September 18.