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Reading Intervention Brief

Reading Intervention Brief

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Early Literacy Instruction Brief

Early Literacy Instruction Brief

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

National Title I Conference 2014: Empowering Families in MTSS

Wiedemann, F.T. & Groff, J. (2014, February). Empowering Families in a MTSS. National Title I Conference, San Diego, CA. National Conference, Title 1, Title i

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

NASDSE 2012: Kansas MTSS: Living a Culture of Engagement

Kansas MTSS Project. (2012, October). Kansas MTSS: Living a Culture of Engagement.  National Association of State Directors of Special Education Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA. National Conference, NASDSE

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

CEC 2013: Making Inclusion REALLY Work: Increasing Achievement for All Students

Brown, D. & Stindt, S. (2013, April). Making Inclusion REALLY Work: Increasing Achievement for All Students. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference,  San Antonio, TX. CEC National Conference

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehension Book Study

The Fluent Reader is an excellent resource that could be used by regular and special educators who are looking for practical ways to build word recognition, fluency and comprehension in students’ reading. Tim Rasinski offers a research-based rationale for oral reading with many strategies includi...

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Addressing Dyslexia within MTSS Brief

According to the International Dyslexia Association (2017), dyslexia is a type of specific learning disability, characterized bydifficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and decoding abilities. Dyslexia is specifically cited in the implementing regulations of the IDEA and in the K...

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Application

Application for participation in Kansas MTSS

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Annual Growth for All Students, Catch -Up Growth for Those Who Are Behind Book Study

“This is a ‘how-to’ book—how to get 90-95% of your students to your state’s reading and math standards.” (XIII) Annual Growth, Catch-Up Growth walks readers through the steps, as well as the pitfalls, as schools begin the journey of using a multi-tiered system to effectively reach all students.

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Do I really Have to Teach Reading? Content Comprehension Grades 6-12 Book Study

As the title indicates, this book is useful to teachers of grades 6-12. The book seeks to answer the why and how of teaching reading comprehension strategies in content areas other than reading and language arts.

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Implementing Positive Behavior Supports Systems in Early Childhood & Elementary Settings Book Study

This book is written for early childhood and primary educators who deal with challenging behaviors in young children. It describes the development of a system of program-wide and school-wide positive behavior supports (PW/SW-PBS), and provides the research base and identifies the critical compone...

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

School Improvement, Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), Early Childhood (Birth − K)

KSDE 2013: MTSS: Increasing Achievement for ALL Students

Brown, D. and Stindt, S. (2013, November). MTSS: Increasing Achievement for ALL Students. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.      Tags: State Conference, SC  

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Boosting Climate Through Social-Emotional Teaching

Perry, C. (2017, October) Boosting Climate Through Social-Emotional Teaching. KSDE 2017 Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.   Tags State Conference, sc  

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Behavior, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Center for Civil Rights Report- Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap?

The main body of this report documents gross disparities in the use of out-of-school suspension experienced by students with disabilities and those from historically disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and gender subgroups. The egregious disparities revealed in the pages that follow transform concerns ...

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Secondary Transition, Instruction, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Accessing Your District Co-Teaching Data

This document provides instructions for accessing your district co-teaching observation and coaching session data. This resource is intended for use by TASN Co-teaching Teams. 

Updated on

May 28, 2018

Topic

Coaching, Co-Teaching

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Transition Resources Table

This comprehensive, easy-to-read guide (Peterson, Pomeroy, VanDycke, Hovland, 2017), found on the Division of Career Development and Transition website, is a resource both families and educators can use to support transition planning for students with disabilities.

Updated on

May 25, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Tri-State Webinar: It’s Never Too Early to Start: Transition Planning Across the Grade Levels

Description There is a stronger demand than ever to provide functional and “real world” skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. Although official transition planning usually begins in high school, outcome studies reveal the need for this planning to begi...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9), Early Childhood (Birth − K), All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Using Community Based Instruction to Prepare Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Post School Environments

Description Over next decade, 500,000 individuals with ASD will be graduating from high school, which highlights the need for transition focused curriculum and instruction to be utilized throughout school and community environments. This webinar will focus Community Based Instruction (CBI), wh...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher of the Deaf Plan of Study (Valdosta State University)

M.Ed. in Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Track 2) This M.Ed. - Track 2 is designed for for individuals holding clear renewable teaching degrees outside of the field of Deaf Education.  This degree prepares teacher to work with students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).  This pla...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Sensory Losses, Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 9 Obtaining Feedback Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 9: Obtaining FeedbackThis is Module 9 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout this webinar. ...

Updated on

May 17, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages