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
Beeline Reader is a uniqe new technology that can help students and adults with dyslexia, ADD and vision difficulties to read faster on computers, tablets and smartphones. This simple plug in color codes words to help reduce line transition errors and improve speed and accuracy in reading.
MCIE, in partnership with Brookes Publishing, offers an online training series on inclusive early childhood education. The 5-part series features authors who work in the area of early childhood special education. During the one-hour interactive sessions, presenters highlight strategies from their books and provide insights on how to help young children be successful in inclusive settings. The series kicks off October 27th with a presentation by Sarika S. Gupta, Ph.D. on First Steps to Preschool Inclusion: How to Jumpstart Your Programwide Plan.
Learn more and register for the series or a single session: Inclusive Early Childhood Education Online Training Series
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 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.
November 12-14: Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Professional Learning Institute, Ocean City, Maryland.
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.
October 27 3-4 pm: MCIE Training Series features Sari S. Gupta, Ph.D., First Steps to Preschool Inclusion: How to Jumpstart Your Programwide Plan