Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional activity in which students become the teacher in small group reading sessions. It’s been shown to be an effective approach to increasing student learning. Now, this resource page at Reading Rockets explains it step by step, provides worksheets and templates to download, and includes a clip from the PBS show Reading for Meaning in which a Seattle school uses reciprocal teaching to guide students in … [Read more...]

Videos on accessible instructional materials

The AIM Center has a channel on YouTube. Visit there and find short videos on providing students with disabilities with AIM---accessible instructional materials. Consider including one or more of the AIM Tips videos in training sessions or with families as a way to introduce critical issues to consider for effective student use of AIM. http://www.youtube.com/AIMNationalCenter … [Read more...]

Early childhood videos in English and Spanish

The Center for the Developing Child offers fascinating videos about child development. Three are now available in Spanish! La Ciencia del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano | The Science of Early Childhood Development El Impacto de la Adversidad Temprana en el Desarrollo de los Niños | The Impact of Adversity on Children’s Development Los Pilares de la Salud Durante el Transcurso de la Vida | The Foundations of Lifelong Health These videos … [Read more...]

Video training | Helping little children use AT

This training module from CONNECT includes an example of how a child care provider, speech therapist, and parent work together to help a two-year-old communicate and participate in everyday activities using assistive technology (AT).http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-5  … [Read more...]

Videos for early childhood practitioners

In fact, videos galore, at Results Matter! Results Matter is an early childhood initiative of the Colorado Department of Education, but the videos emerging from the project can be used nationwide by early childhood educators individually or as part of professional development, team meetings, observation practice, and parent orientation. More than 30 videos have been added recently to the video library, so there’s lots to choose from, use, and share. … [Read more...]

Video | Child outcomes, step by step

This video describes and illustrates the three child outcomes adopted by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and reported on by all state early intervention (Part C) and preschool special education (Part B/619) programs as part of their Annual Performance Report (APR). The video explains functioning necessary for each child to be an active and successful participant at home, in the community, and in other places like a child care program … [Read more...]

Video series to help young adults with disabilities navigate the job search process

This series of 14 videos addresses various topics that will help young people with disabilities navigate the job search process. The videos star young professionals that either have disabilities themselves or work with college students with disabilities. Topics include: effective resumes, disability disclosure and accommodations requests, professional attire, and on-the-job etiquette. From the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department … [Read more...]

The 100 best video sites for educators

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. From Edudemic. (posted October 12, 2012)http://edudemic.com/2012/08/best-video-sites-for-teachers/  … [Read more...]

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