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MTSS: Ensure Equitable Outcomes for All Students

Sponsor: Illuminate Education
Posted: March 13, 2019

This eBook explores how any central office can work towards true education equity through an MTSS based on combined student and school performance data. You’ll discover which school-based data points are most relevant, which on-site supports are most effective, and how to ensure continuous improvement.

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ASD Budget Toolkit for Small School Districts

Sponsor: Robokind
Posted: March 1, 2019

In this toolkit you'll receive "3 Ways to Support Students with ASD in your Small School District" and "5 Tips to Trim Expenses Without Shortchanging Students with ASD", guides filled with resources and tips to help you:

  • Align IEPs with the tools your classrooms are using
  • Explore funding resources
  • Discover free resources for ASD screening support
  • And much more!

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Creating Connections with SEL and Boys Town

Sponsor: Boys Town
Posted: March 1, 2019

For more than three decades, Boys Town education experts have partnered with educators to transform school culture; creating safer, more effective learning environments. The Boys Town Education Model® puts research-proven methods to work in a variety of educational settings. Providing classroom teachers, administrators, and support staff the tools to implement a comprehensive multi-tiered system approach to creating and encouraging respectful staff-student relationships by changing the way schools address student behavior.

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Dyslexia: How to Identify Warning Signs at Every Grade

Sponsor: Lexia Learning
Posted: March 1, 2019

If Henry had a dime for every time his teacher asked him to try harder, he’d be a rich kid! Henry is trying hard, but he struggles with dyslexia. Unfortunately, students like Henry who continuously struggle and don’t receive the appropriate supports have a higher likelihood of dropping out compared to their peers. Read the new whitepaper by Dr. Pamela Hook to learn how to recognize the warning signs of dyslexia at different grade levels, and how to provide effective interventions so that students like Henry can become successful readers and motivated learners.

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Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Sponsor: WestEd
Posted: February 27, 2019

No definitive processes exist for identifying English learner (EL) students with learning disabilities and determining the best academic supports for them. Educators may struggle to determine whether a students academic difficulties stem from a language development need, a learning disability, or some other factor(s). Barriers to inconsistent identification of EL students with learning disabilities often include a lack of early intervention strategies or poorly designed and implemented referral processes. As a result, EL students are both under- and overidentified for special education services. Read a review of research and best practices published by The Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd.

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Have you discovered Sora? Books they want, tools they need.

Sponsor: OverDrive
Posted: February 1, 2019

Sora is a K-12 app designed around the modern reading experience that empowers students and educators with access to the most extensive and diverse catalog of ebooks and audiobooks for schools. Discover what Sora can do for reading engagement in your school with a free trial.

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Empowering Teacher Effectiveness: 5 Key Factors for Success

Sponsor: Lexia Learning
Posted: January 15, 2019

Connecting student data to the appropriate instructional strategies and resources remains one of the greatest obstacles to teacher effectiveness. Curriculum-focused PD helps teachers understand “what” they need to teach, but the questions of “why” specific students require certain instructional resources and “when” to use those resources aren’t always addressed. Read about 5 key factors for success that will unlock schools’ ability to empower teachers and improve student outcomes for all students.

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The Need for Research-Based Literacy PD

Sponsor: Voyager Sopris Learning
Posted: January 15, 2019

Teachers matter more to student success than any other aspect of schooling. This whitepaper focuses on the need for professional development that fills gaps in teacher preparation and translates the extensive body of research about language and literacy development into effective classroom practice.

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Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL

Sponsor: DefinedSTEM
Posted: January 15, 2019

Exposure to STEM concepts and careers should begin in elementary school when students’ natural curiosity is greatest. Providing students with opportunities to connect STEM skills to possible career paths expands their vision of what is possible in life. This white paper explains how educators can link STEM concepts to careers in the early grades and provides three keys to success.

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How Readers with Learning Differences Boost Proficiency

Sponsor: Learning Ally
Posted: January 10, 2019

Learning Ally Audiobook Solution can help students boost reading proficiency and become engaged and confident learners in the classroom and at home. Download this case study to learn more.

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Skyrocket Language Acquisition in the Classroom

Sponsor: Voyager Sopris Learning
Posted: January 2, 2019

English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing group of students in our nation’s schools; however, they are disproportionately underserved and underachieving. This whitepaper analyzes the problems that ELLs face and demonstrates that educators are more likely to succeed in teaching students how to read if they have a deeper understanding of the cognitive, emotional, and cultural challenges their students are facing while trying to learn English and course content simultaneously. By providing an understanding of ELLs’ unique needs as they acquire a new language, teachers can utilize the suggested brain-aligned strategies to foster the development of successful English language-learning readers.

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Measuring growth―Are you getting these 7 factors right?

Sponsors: NWEA
Posted: January 1, 2019

Growth data can have a huge impact on the classroom—but only if your assessment and data are precise and accurate. Discover seven key criteria for measuring growth well.

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7 Common Signs of Dyslexia: An Educator’s Guide

Sponsor: Learning Ally
Posted: December 6, 2018

Dyslexia often goes undiagnosed. As a result, students struggle and fail to reach their potential. Accommodations and resources are available to help these students achieve success in school and beyond. Learning Ally guides you to understanding the signs of dyslexia and steps you can take to support your struggling readers. Download Guide to Dyslexia

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Guide to Meeting the Next Generation Science Standards

Sponsor: DefinedSTEM
Posted: September 15, 2018

The Next Generation Science Standards require educators to shift their classroom focus from transmission of information to application of knowledge through real-world experiences. While the benefits are clear, how to meet these standards presents educators with a new set of challenges. Download this guide to learn how to help students apply their knowledge and meet the performance expectations of the NGSS through authentic performance tasks.

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Educators Believe Educational Technology Can Personalize Learning

Sponsors: DreamBox Learning & PBS
Posted: August 27, 2018

Teachers and administrators say educational technology can be an effective tool for differentiation — which they largely agree helps to improve student outcomes. But they want more professional development in pedagogy and instructional methods, as well as more training in using tech tools. And they could use more and better devices, according to a new survey from DreamBox Learning, PBS, and the Education Week Research Center. This whitepaper highlights survey findings and provides valuable insight into educators’ perceptions of digital tools.

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