This Voices From the Field piece includes a discussion with Amy Campbell who has been working with students who experience moderate to profound impact from expressive and receptive communication barriers as well as other disabilities or conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism) as a special education teacher for the past 12 years in the Camas School District in southwest Washington state. In the piece she highlights how she has adapted her instruction to support students during Spring 2020.
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Grade level standards-based curriculum can be taught through authentic learning activities at home. This resource shows teachers and parents how to collaborate to support a child’s progress on his or her individualized goals at home.
This resource discusses how schools can plan for transitioning students with significant cognitive disabilities back into their schools after distance learning. The resource focuses on relationships, communication, and data.
How do we provide instruction at school, at home during distance learning and, if needed, pivot between the two environments for students with significant cognitive disabilities? The TIES Center's 5C Process and Learning Matrices focuses on meaningful learning for students in inclusive environments and helps to make transitioning between instruction at school and at home during distance learning straightforward and easier for both schools and families.
This overview is intended to communicate a framework for supporting all students (including those with significant cognitive disabilities) to actively engage with classmates, learn grade-level general education curriculum, and learn other essential skills.
Language Routines for Multilingual Families has six components: (1) share stories, (2) describe things, (3) sing songs, (4) watch TV, (5) read books, and (6) cook meals. For each component there are suggestions for activities that families can engage in within their daily routines and that require either low- or no-tech. This one-page resource is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Swedish. We know that during remote learning multilingual/Emergent bilingual students are experiencing language loss. These activities are great suggestions for using family assets to encourage language production in any language.
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The Learning Center features a broad array of tools and information to helps teachers, students, and parents. It includes videos, how to guides, getting started tips, and much more.
The Bookshare Blog highlights new Bookshare features, new or interesting books for students, and shares real life learning and tips from teachers, students, and parents.
Read an exciting new book each month, hand-picked by Bookshare staff, and then join a Zoom discussion to share your thoughts and reactions.
Visit Bookshare’s back to school resources for parents including tips for getting started, ways to find and read ebooks, webinars, video tutorials, and a community forum.
Visit Bookshare’s back to school resources for teachers. Resources include technology tips and guides, lessons learned from other teachers, shortcut guides, and more.
Whether school takes place in the classroom, online, or a combination of the two, empower your students to learn independently with Bookshare. Our specialized ebooks make it easier for struggling readers to learn on their own and for teachers and parents to assign the books students need safely and remotely.
A calendar of webinars for teachers, students, and parents. Hear about lessons learned from current users or find out how to start to quickly get started using Bookshare’s library of digital accessible books.
The webpage teaches families how to use a CBM to assess their child in grades K-3 to get an overall picture of his or her reading skills and risk for reading disabilities. The page also includes home based activities that are based on research and can fit into families’ daily routines.