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Special Education Teacher Resources

Response to Intervention:

State Department Memo dated 9/15/06.
Template for RTI Guidelines (State Department)
Identifying Specific Learning Disabilities (RTI Method)

In this age of technology, we have many online websites that are available to us as teachers. They are useful resources for students to improve computer skills, reinforce academic skills, and make learning fun. They are useful to teachers to generate ideas, extended learning activities, and worksheets. Some suggested educational websites for you to explore are:

Greece Central School district - A variety of tools are offered to help students engage in rigorous thinking, organize complex ideas, and scaffold their interactions with texts. Many graphic organizers and rubrics, grade 6-12, are available to the classroom teahcer. http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/tools

Jefferson County Schools Homepage – Lesson plans from Blueprint for Learning, interactive websites, power points, and more are available to the classroom teacher. http://www.jc-schools.net

This website is a source of math worksheets in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, K-5, in which you can customize the difficulty level. http://www.mathfactcafe.com

Science themes and Tommy Tales, a series of books you can print with 20+ worksheets per book, are available on this website. The worksheets focus on comprehension, phonics, and other language and reading skills at about the 2nd grade level. http://www.learningpage.com

This website contains reading games for grades K-3 entitled Monkey Business, Fearless Frieda and the Big Kahuna, Alphabet Bears and many more. http://www.earobics.com/gamegoo/gooeyhomelo.html

Amazing videos on every subject such as science, social studies, and safety, as well as, books like Where the Wild Things Are. Schools should have an account, but each teacher sets up his/her own login and password. http://www.unitedstreaming.com

This Houghton Mifflin website has suggested activities, games, and Internet links for reading and math grades K-5. http://www.eduplace.com

Famous people like Haylie Duff and Jason Alexander read popular children’s books, accompanied by related activities, on this website. http://www.storylineonline.net

Make a variety of puzzles for review and practice with the resources from this website. It also has brain booster activities, clip art, and study starters. http://www.puzzlemaker.com

This website has animated math, science, and social studies videos correlated to state and government standards K-8 (every story has a pop quiz at the end). http://www.Brainpop.com

Educational games pre-K-6 may be found on all subjects on this website.

Additional Resources:


Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities: http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/toolkit/index.asp

Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology http://www.taat.org/links.html

Classroom Management/Behavior
You Can Handle Them All http://www.disciplinehelp.com/

Differentiated Instruction
Differentiation for All Learners http://www.manhattan.k12.ca.us/staff/pware/diff/index.htm
Differentiation Lessons http://www.tandl.leon.k12.fl.us/lang/Ellessonspage.html

General Information
A Blueprint for Learning (what website?)

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education http://www.sedoparking.com/ericec.org
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act http://www.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/idea2004.html
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC) http://www.irsc.org/
LD Online http://www.ldonline.org/
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) http://www.nichcy.org/

Schwab Learning http://www.schwablearning.org/
Support and Training for Exceptional Parents http://www.tnstep.org/
Tennessee Department of Education http://www.state.tn.us/education/
Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Education http://www.tennessee.gov/education/speced/
Tennessee Family Pathfinder http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/tnpathfinder/
US Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml
US Office of Special Education Programs http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

Instructional/Teaching Links

(Suggestions for reading problems)
- Phoneme Awareness Activities for Collaborative Classrooms http://www.ldonline.org/article/6254
- Strategy Instruction for Problem-Solving Unknown Words http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/teachingellis_unknownwords.html
- Strategy Instruction For Increasing Reading Comprehension http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/teachingellis_readingcomp.html

(Suggestions for math problems)
- Adapting Mathematics Instruction in the General Education Classroom for Students with Mathematics Disabilities http://www.ldonline.org/article/6116
- Using Cooperative Learning To Teach Mathematics To Students With Learning Disabilities http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/math_skills/coopmath.html
- Math.Com - The World of Math Online http://www.math.com/
- WebMath.com - Solve Your Math Problem http://www.webmath.com/
- Math Cats Magic Chalkboard http://www.mathcats.com/
- Cool Math http://www.coolmath.com/

(Suggestions for writing problems)
- Teaching Expressive Writing To Students with Learning Disabilities http://www.ldonline.org/article/6201
- Helping Students Who Struggle to Write http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/teachinghelping_students_to_write.html
- Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell and Six Ways to Practice Spelling http://www.ldonline.org/article/6192

(Suggestions for behavior problems)
- Behavior Modification in the Classroom http://www.ldonline.org/article/6030
- Strategies for Improving Children's Behavior http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/teachingchips.html
Practice skills needed on state assessments http://www.internet4classrooms.com/assistance.htm
Practice skills needed on the gateway exams http://www.internet4classrooms.com/gateway.htm
Jefferson County's "Brush Up for TerraNova http://jc-schools.net/terranova-res.htm
www.teachingheart.net http://www.teachingheart.net/
www.funbrain.com http://www.funbrain.com/

Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.org/
The Florida Center for Reading Research http://www.fcrr.org/
Teaching Made Easier - Differentiate with Ease http://www.teachingmadeeasier.com/
National Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org/org/content/view/1002/389/
Council of Administrators of Special Education - RTI http://www.casecec.org/rti.htm
Antisocial and Violent Youth http://www.iay.org/video/index.html
The Incredible Years http://www.incredibleyears.com/

Kidzone http://www.kidzone.ws/prek_wrksht/

Professional Resources
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities http://www.nichcy.org/
The Iris Center http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu

Exploring Inclusive Education http://www.infinitec.org/all-learners/resources.html

School Psychology Organizations/Links
APA Division 16 (School Psychology) http://www.indiana.edu/~div16/index.html
Dumont & Willis school psychology website http://alpha.fdu.edu/psychology/
Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.com/index.shtml

Speech/Language Pathology Organizations/Links
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org/default.htm
Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists http://www.taaslp.org/
Speech-Language Pathologist Resources http://speech-languagepathologist.org/

Transition Resource
Education Planning Tools http://www.educationplanner.com/education_planner/default.asp?sponsor=2859
Independent Living Skills http://state.tn.us/youth/tnindependentliving/index.html

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities http://www.ncwd-youth.info/resources_&_Publications/411.html

These links are provided as a service to individuals seeking additional avenues for help and information. The Department of Education and Fentress County Board of Education does not intend this as an endorsement or recommendation for any individual, organization, or service represented on this page.