First Tee Golf Program is an adapted physical education program at Cedar Lane School in Howard County, Maryland

First Tee Golf: Adapted Physical Education Program at Cedar Lane School Featured on The Golf Channel

On December 11, 2017, The Golf Channel aired a segment on students from Cedar Lane School in Howard County and the school’s participation in The First Tee Golf program. Tim Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, narrates the segment. Continue Reading First Tee Golf: Adapted Physical Education Program at Cedar Lane School Featured on The Golf Channel

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Training Videos for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute developed a series of online training videos to provide classroom tips and practical strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum. See the library of videos covering topics such as sensory supports, communication needs, helping victims of bullying and harassment, legal issues around school removal, and addressing behavioral challenges. Continue Reading Training Videos for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Spotlight on Specialized Services Newsletter

The Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) has launched the inaugural issue of “Spotlight on Specialized Services.” Each issue of this newsletter, produced by the Collaborative Advisory Committee, focuses on one area of support needed for effective special education. Continue Reading Spotlight on Specialized Services Newsletter

Multi-State Alternate Assessment: Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework

Download the PDF of this document here. Autumn 2017 Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework The alternate instructional framework uses a triangle to illustrate three key interconnected parts: curriculum, instruction, and assessment.  At the base of the triangle is Communicative Competence, a set of behaviors that students must have to communicate what they know and to get… Continue Reading Multi-State Alternate Assessment: Unpacking the Alternate Instructional Framework

Seven Tips to Bring Your Innovative Educational Program Into More Schools

Many of the workshops at BrainFutures 2017 focused on innovative solutions to problems and gaps in schools. But why haven’t these already been implemented en masse? The “Advancing Strategies to Improve School Outcomes” workshop addressed this question of how to channel scientific advances into improvements in schools. Continue Reading Seven Tips to Bring Your Innovative Educational Program Into More Schools

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Successfully Closing the Achievement Gap Using Neuroscience

Teachers work long and hard hours to create lesson plans that engage and effectively teach every child in their classes. However, each individual child’s success depends on more than just a great lesson plan: Their neurological development and their socioeconomic status can heed their ability to perform at grade level. Continue Reading Successfully Closing the Achievement Gap Using Neuroscience