NCSI presented a multi-part webinar series sharing best practices for state special education leaders to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NCSI and invited experts shared information to help state leadership teams make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders are poised to continue high-quality educational programming for students and families.
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To successfully launch the 2020-2021 school year for students with disabilities, state education agencies (SEAs) have an essential leadership role to play in supporting local school systems to plan for multiple scenarios, including services delivered in-person, through distance learning, and via blended approaches.
While most change happens slowly, COVID has forced schools and families to change quickly. This resource offers questions and suggestions for administrators, teachers, and families as e
In this lesson Carla Jo Whatley, a First Grade Teacher at Ferris Intermediate in Ferris ISD in Texas, illustrates how to use virtual manipulatives within a math lesson synchronously or asynchronously. The collection includes a tip sheet, two video examples, and slides with virtual base ten block practice examples.
This lessons includes a tip sheet, slides with activities, and supplemental materials that are associated with finding the area of various polygons, the area of circles, and the relationship between the area formulas, as well as a final activity exploring the area of a parallelogram and the area of a circle. This unit was created by Robert Stroud from Westerly Public Schools in Rhode Island to support making the connections between various polygons and their areas rather than just providing formulas to compute.
This resource focuses on tools for making math notation more accessible to learners through the use of text-to-speech, handwriting recognition and other supports that can be installed on the devices families have at home to support continuity of learning.
Find tip sheets and blog posts on how to use storybook conversations to engage in STEM learning with young children. The tip sheets include question prompts, related activities, and adaptations.
This website from the National Science Foundation, offers STEM activities for learners of all ages that can be practiced online.
Resources to Support Teaching & Learning During COVID-19 School Closures - Makes top-rated curricula freely available to districts, and currently features virtual learning plans in both English/Language Arts and Math.
This virtual professional learning community from the Mathematics Leadership Programs offers teachers and administrators support as they transition to online learning. The free collection includes live online training as well as archived videos and other support as needed.
This website features resources including videos and documents topics from on science, nature, history and more.
This website provides lessons and activities from the National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII) are organized around six mathematics skill areas and include descriptions of sample lessons, activities, worksheets, and supplemental materials. Additional videos illustrating the concepts covered in the lessons are also included.
This website includes daily schedules, quizzes, and other tools and resources to prepare students and families for remote and virtual learning. Experts are also available for office hours to answer questions through virtual mediums.
Presents the early math skills that children will need to have when they enter school, and how everyday interactions and informal activities done at home can help build those skills.
This article from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) describes specific considerations and strategies for parents when supporting their students with disabilities in beginning online instruction.