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Secondary Reading Assessment Brief

Secondary Reading Assessment Brief

Updated on

July 13, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Tier I Reading Instruction Brief

Tier I Reading Instruction Brief

Updated on

July 13, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Target Behavior

This short video provides viewers with a quick review of the process to develop an clearly defined operationally define behavior that includes: 1. Label 2. Definition 3. Examples 4. Non-Examples

Updated on

July 12, 2018

Topic

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

Age

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

TASN ATBS Coaching Visual Support

This resource includes ideas for intentional questions that support states of mind during coaching conversations

Updated on

July 12, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Dynamic Learning Maps Webinars

The KSDE ECSETS team will continue to provide communication for special education teachers administering the DLM during school year 2018-19.  Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect.  Participants will be asked to log in to view and download materials and engag...

Updated on

July 11, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Specially Designed Instruction, Curriculum, Instruction

Age

All Ages

School News Reporter

This meaningful school job includes a description and checklists.

Updated on

July 11, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

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

Early Learning Webinars: Dates and Agendas

The KSDE Early Childhood team will provide monthly communicationfor early learning providers and administrators during school year 2018-19. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect. Participants will be asked to log in to view anddownload materials and engage wi...

Updated on

July 11, 2018

Topic

Early Childhood Transition, Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, LRE and Inclusion, Curriculum, IEP, Behavior, Family/Community Engagement, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Social-Emotional Learning from Education Week Spotlight Newsletter

This article from the Education Week Spotlight Newsletter provides valuable information regarding why instruction in this area is critical for all students.

Updated on

July 11, 2018

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development, College/Career Ready Standards

Age

All Ages

Doorknob Cleaner

This meaningful school job includes description, checklists, and ideas for visual supports. 

Updated on

July 09, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

All Ages

The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) Website

CBIRT at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes r...

Updated on

July 09, 2018

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Calling all Coaches July 2018

Who benefits from coaching? Link to an article that describes changing from a deficit to asset based mindset. This newsletter also includes information about virtual coaching and in-person trainings. 

Updated on

July 08, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Collaborative Support Guide: Implementation through Conversation

The Collaborative Support Guide (CSG) is a tool that can be used to assist educational professionals in identifying elements needed to created an environment that supports students with autism.  The purpose of this tool is to identify evidence-based practices that are currently being implemented ...

Updated on

July 03, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

IEP Boot Camp for Gifted

This presentation provides training in basic IEP requirements for students identified as gifted.  Topics include getting ready for the IEP meeting, PLAAFPs, measurable goals, and services. 

Updated on

July 03, 2018

Topic

Gifted, IEP, Compliance/Guidance

Age

All Ages

Math Protocol Grades 7-12

Math Protocol Grades 7-12

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

KSDE Listserv List

This document provides a listing of all of the KSDE Listeservs along with the individual response/contact for being added to each listserv.

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

Curriculum, Compliance/Guidance

Age

None

Rethinking Homework: Best Practice that Supports Diverse Needs Book Study

This book examines the role homework has played in American culture and education throughout our country’s history. It acknowledges that the best way to address the pro- and anti-homework debate is to adapt a “new homework paradigm” that focuses on the following features: designing quality home...

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

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

Age

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

Effective Instruction of Middle Schools Students with Reading Difficulties: The Reading Teacher's Sourcebook Book Study

“Many students in grades 6, 7 & 8 have reading difficulties. The purpose of The Reading Teacher’s Sourcebook” is to provide middle school reading teachers with an overview of research-based instructional approaches for teaching struggling readers….the goal of this school-wide effort is to en...

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Middle School (6 − 9)

Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12 Book Study

Yellow Brick Roads provides a path for teachers to follow in developing their own literacy program. It focuses on grades 4-12 language arts classrooms or Tier 2 reading classrooms. Allen focuses on literacy development through making reading and writing so enticing that students can’t resist. She...

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers Book Study

I Read It, but I Don’t Get It is an insightful, practical guide into your students’ minds. From here, Tovani takes you into the theory behind the most strategic thinking strategies and leaves you with practical tips to employing these strategies in your classroom. Tovani presents her information ...

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Response to Intervention - A Practical Guide for Every Teacher Book Study

In presenting the three tiers of RTI techniques, the authors demonstrate how general and special education teachers can use research-based interventions effectively to individualize instruction, monitor individual student progress, and implement strategies to meet the specific needs of all studen...

Updated on

July 02, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages