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HEADS UP to Parents

This website is specially designed for parents. As a busy parent, keeping your child healthy and safe is always a top priority. This information will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

A Fact Sheet for School Nurses

This fact sheet is written with School Nurses in mind and covers questions to ask when a concussion is suspected as well as signs and symptoms to look for. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

HEADS UP to Schools: Teachers, Counselors, and School Professionals

This website provides a variety of fact sheets and posters that can serve as a quick reference guide in the classrrom for teachers, counselors and school professionals.     

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Recovery from Concussion

This website provides information regarding steps that can be taken to assist in recovery after concussion.  

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion - Spanish version

This fact sheet provides signs and symptoms of what to look for when students have had a concussion. Spanish version. 

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications, Instruction, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Returning to School After a Concussion: A Fact Sheet for School Professionals

This fact sheet addresses important considerations when a student returns to school after a concussion.

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Behavior

Age

All Ages

2018 TASN Co-Teaching Evaluation Brief

This report provides a brief, but visual, illustration of the TASN Co-Teaching Project.

Updated on

July 08, 2019

Topic

Co-Teaching, LRE and Inclusion, Instruction, Universal Design for Learning, Coaching

Age

All Ages

Vocabulary Instruction in Pre-K

This article and resources created by Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and Dr. Teresa Brown describes the importance of explicit and implicit vocabulary instruction in preschool classrooms and provides evidence-based strategies for enhancing vocabulary instruction. In addition there is a case exampl...

Updated on

July 02, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL), Curriculum

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Onset Rime

This short video demonstrates a phonological awareness lesson for “onset-rime” using visual representations for the onset and the rime. The student is able to manipulate the counters to facilitate her understanding of onset and rime.

Updated on

July 02, 2019

Topic

None

Age

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

IEP Webinar - Standards Based IEPs for Students Taking the Alternate Assessment

This webinar provides training/guidance on writing standards based IEPs for students who will be taking the Alternate Assessment. Run time for this webinar is 24:21

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, IEP

Age

All Ages

Teaching Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

This 15 minute video by Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak includes five steps for intentionally teaching self-regulation skills during play. Dr. Pretti-Frontczak illustrates how to put each step in action.

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Curriculum

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

TASN Co-teaching Coaches' Guide

This document outlines the expectations for TASN Co-teaching Coaches. It also includes tools to help facilitate communication and collaboration among co-teachers. 

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Co-Teaching, Coaching

Age

All Ages

TASN Co-teaching 2016 Evaluation Brief

This resource provides a brief summary of the data from the TASN Co-teaching Project. Data from training evaluations, participant surveys as well as observation and feedback sessions are summarized. 

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Co-Teaching, Coaching

Age

All Ages

Co-teaching Lesson Simulation - Observation Feedback/Coaching Session

In this video, ReNae M., an experienced TASN Co-teaching coach, provides a coaching session to co-teachers Charles K. and Grant A.

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

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

TASN ATBS October 2018 Newsletter

Links to resources for the DLM Math Video, podcasts on autism and new FBA modules. 

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Calling all Coaches September 2018

When to say no to yourself? Read information that aligns with coaching from the Ferris book, Tribe of Mentors (2017). Avoid autobiographical listening and ask intentional questions to yield powerful results. 

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Tips for Incorporating Instructional Blocks

This document provides help hints for incorporating instructional blocks in a structured teaching classroom.

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Structured Teaching Summary

This document provides a brief description of the components of Structured Teaching.  It can be used as a "cheat sheet" for teachers and staff, shared with administrators or given to parents as a guide for what they might see in their child's classroom.

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

Behavior, Autism, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

FY 2019 PreLeadership Presentation

FY 2019 PreLeadership Presentation

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection

Age

All Ages

Considerations for the Effective Use of Paraprofessionals in Schools

This is a document created to support Kansas local educational agency (LEA) administration, staff, and families in the effective use of paraprofessionals in school-based settings. There is an emphasis on understanding effective practices, encouraging data-based decision-making, and managing the i...

Updated on

July 01, 2019

Topic

LRE and Inclusion, Specially Designed Instruction, Accommodations & Modifications

Age

All Ages