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
This podcast is a precursor to the Regional October 2017 Professional Learning Opportunity. Continue Reading Natural and Inclusive Learning Opportunities Podcast
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
Principals at schools in Baltimore and Dallas believed they could transform students’ lives and improve academic performance by trying strategies that changed the way students engaged their brains.
The novel approaches worked. Continue Reading Improving Students’ Lives by Engaging Their Minds
One simple word can make the IEP meeting a better one and deliver the best results for your child – respect. Continue Reading In the Moment: Making the Most of Your Child’s IEP Meeting
If Making sounds like something kids would do if left to their own devices, that’s just about right. Continue Reading Making It!
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
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
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
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