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Spotlight on the Common Core State Standards - What Do District Administrators Need To Know?

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Inside look into what district administrators need to know about the Common Core State Standards, including short term suggestions, long-term goals, and options for professional development.

State Perspective: How Utah is Strengthening Its Infrastructure to Support Accessible Materials

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As states and districts across the nation increase their use of technology to support instruction and communication, the issue of accessible content for students, families, and community members with...

State Spotlight: Utah

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Read how Utah’s State Board of Education (USBE) staff are increasing their capacity to meet the needs of all stakeholders by developing a systemwide digital accessibility plan through authentic...

Stories from the Field: Technology Implementation at the School and District Level

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Presented by AIR Senior Researchers Alise Brann and Kristin Ruedel and Jeremy Macdonald, Director of Technology Innovation at the Redmond School District, this is the kick off webinar to the course ...

Story Grammar

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Standards: Literature • Informational Text
This reading comprehension strategy was designed to provide students with a strategic plan for selecting important aspects of story information for further study by asking themselves the five “wh”...

Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation in the Writing Process

Article
Standards: Writing
In this article, the authors discuss the importance of self-regulation in the writing process. The authors highlight the need to be goal-oriented, resourceful, and reflective when approaching...

Strategies to Enhance Peer Feedback

Article
This article describes a number of strategies that help students learn how to give feedback to their peers. Sentence starters are commonly used and very helpful.

Strategy training and attributional feedback with learning disabled students

Research
Standards: Construct Viable Arguments • Reason Abstractly
The study explored strategies of verbalization and effort-attributional feedback on student self- efficacy and skills. Grounded in the hypothesis that verbalization enhances learning outcomes, the...

Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Part I: Characteristics

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This is the first part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies for students with ADHD.

Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Part II: Evidence-Based Practices

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This is the second part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies for students with ADHD. 

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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This video is the first part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies with students who are on the Autism Spectrum. 

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Part II: Evidence Based Practices

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This video is the second part of a series on using evidence-based instructional practices with students who are on the Autism Spectrum. 

Students with Disabilities Learning Online: Vulnerable Students in a Rapidly Evolving and Unstable Environment

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In this webinar, Students with Disabilities Learning Online: Vulnerable Students in a Rapidly Evolving and Unstable Environment, David Rose, Ph.D., co-founder of CAST, explains the 10 major issues in...

Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

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The is the first part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders. 

Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Part II: Evidence-Based Practices

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This is the second part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders. 

Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Part I: Characteristics

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This is the first part of a series on using evidence-based instructional strategies with students who have intellectual disabilities. 

Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Part I

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This videos is the first part of a series on using evidence-based practices with students who have specific learning disabilites. 

Successful K–12 technology planning: Ten essential elements

Research
In this digest, the author describes 10 essential elements of successful technology implementation, including budgeting. Technology plans that help districts and schools to use technology effectively...

Suggested Professional Development Activities

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This handout offers suggestions for planning professional development activities.

Summarizing: Capture Main Ideas and Details

Lesson in Action
Standards: Literature
Ms. Shirley's 2nd grade class is concluding a unit on Sarah, Plain and Tall, a CCSS exemplar text. In this lesson students are learning how to craft summaries of narrative fiction using sequencing...