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Advanced Coaching Applications - Review of Steps in Coaching Conversations

This reproducible worksheet offers the steps in a coaching conversation, description & considerations for each, and a space for coaches to add questions. 

Updated on

March 29, 2020

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Coaching

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ATBS Self-Care Newsletter Issue 2

This newsletter contains articles and resources for educator self-care.

Updated on

March 27, 2020

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None

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ATBS Self-Care Newsletter Issue 1

This newsletter contains articles and resources for educator self-care.

Updated on

March 27, 2020

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None

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What a Specific Learning Disability Is Not: Examining Exclusionary Factors

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) White Paper:  What a Specific Learning Disability Is Not: Examining Exclusionary Factors. This paper explores of the exclusionary criteria that exist in federal law to ensure that schools consider the primary cause of learning challenges before a c...

Updated on

March 25, 2020

Topic

Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA

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All Ages

NCLD White paper: Evaluation for Specific Learning Disabilities: Allowable Methods of Identification & Their Implications

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) White Paper: Evaluation for Specific Learning Disabilities: Allowable Methods of Identification & Their Implications. This paper aims to provide parents, educators, and school professionals, and policymakers with a common language and shared un...

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March 25, 2020

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Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA

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All Ages

Guides to Virtual Learning: 4 Actions for Educators and Families to Support Students With Disabilities and Their Families

Two resources from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) each listing 4 specific actions that educators/families can take to support students with disabilities in virtual learning/online learning.

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March 25, 2020

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Family/Community Engagement, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction

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All Ages

Supporting All Learners: Resources for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs (Spanish version)

Having an extended break from school can be challenging for parents, caregivers, and children- especially when you’re not prepared for it. A sudden change in schedule and disrupted routines is even more challenging for students who thrive on consistency and predictability. This resource is to sup...

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March 25, 2020

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Specially Designed Instruction, Autism, Behavior

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All Ages

Rubrics for Project Based Learning/Assessment

PBLWorks.org of the Buck Instutue has a vareity of rubrics that can be used to evaluate student project based work. These could potentially be used as rubrics on IEPs or as a starting point in crafting a more specific rubric as needed for IEPs for students who are gifted.  A free account on PB...

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March 23, 2020

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Gifted, IEP, Instruction, Assessment

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All Ages

Supporting All Learners: Resources for Families and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Having an extended break from school can be challenging for parents, caregivers, and children- especially when you’re not prepared for it. A sudden change in schedule and disrupted routines is even more challenging for students who thrive on consistency and predictability. This resource is to sup...

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March 20, 2020

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Curriculum

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All Ages

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Fact Sheets

IDA fact sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support. Fact sheets are frequently used to enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions, and district policy initiatives. Click on topics of interest below to view and download...

Updated on

March 16, 2020

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Dyslexia, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Assessment

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All Ages

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is a publication by The Council for Exceptional Children & CEEDAR Center.  The primary purpose of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is to provide those involved in special education teacher preparation and professional development wit...

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March 16, 2020

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Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction

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All Ages

Endrew F. Question and Answer Document

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, 137 S.Ct. 988. In this decision, the court held that “to meet its substantive obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a school must offer [a ...

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March 16, 2020

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IEP, Compliance/Guidance, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction

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All Ages

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education Website

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates. The HLPs are organized around four a...

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March 16, 2020

Topic

Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction

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All Ages

Tips from a Kansas Consultant Helen Mller M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA, Autism Coordinator

If you truly want to know what it takes to be an awesome consultant- one where parents trust you, teachers admire you and administrators always want you on their team you must read Helen Millers's Top Ten Tips for consulting.  Not only does it take a special skill set and a top ten list to do wha...

Updated on

March 13, 2020

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Family/Community Engagement, Coaching, Autism, Behavior

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None

SMHI Webinar: Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss

Description: Presented by Dr. David Schonfeld, MD. Supporting Children, Staff, and School at Times of Crisis and Loss. Crisis and loss are common in the lives of students, whether due to a crisis involving a student’s individual family or one that affects the entire school community. This webi...

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March 12, 2020

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Mental Health

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All Ages

SMHI Webinar: Leading for and With Wellbeing, Resilience, and Health in the Workplace

Description: Presented by Dr. Leora Wolf-Prusan, Leading for and With Wellbeing, Resilience, and Health in the Workplace will explore what trauma is and how services, systems, and policies can become trauma-informed to best provide individuals the care they need. The archived webinar begins...

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March 12, 2020

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Mental Health

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All Ages

SMHI Webinar: Ethical Recordkeeping in School Mental Health - Part 2 of 2

Description: Presented by Dr. Jim Raines, LCSW. Ethical Recordkeeping in School Mental Health - Part 2 will cover the remaining three aspects of ethical documentation according to the new NASW Code of Ethics: 1. How records should be communicated to others; 2. What and how much informat...

Updated on

March 12, 2020

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None

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All Ages

Kitchen Utensils and Accessories 3x5 Pictures

This resource can be used for assessing and programming.  

Updated on

March 12, 2020

Topic

Instruction, Assessment, Autism, Behavior

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All Ages

FY 2018 MIS Data Clerk Presentation

FY 2018 MIS Data Clerk Presentation

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March 11, 2020

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection

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All Ages

FY 2018 PreLeadership Presentation

July 2017 PreLeadership Conference Presentation

Updated on

March 11, 2020

Topic

APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection

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All Ages