We've collected a set of resources you may find valuable as you prepare your lessons.
Lesson Planning Basics
- Deciding "What" to Teach
- The "Why" of Lesson Planning (Part I)
- The "Why" of Lesson Planning (Part II)
- Deciding "How" to Teach (Part I)
- Deciding "How" to Teach (Part II)
A Few Ed Tech Sites and Resources
- Gooru Learning: This site has a great set of resources and an easy way of searching the web for resources and adding them to personalized collections.
- EdShelf: A "Yelp" for ed tech tools!
- Edmodo: Safe social networking in the classroom
- Instagrok: an interactive search engine for learners
- Braingenie: a math and science skills-based practice site
- Khan Academy: a video site with a practice portal for math
- TedEd: lessons worth sharing
- LearningJar: A great way to design learning paths for your students and share portfolios
LD and RTI Podcasts with Dr. Horowitz
In partnership with the Cisco Student Success Collaborative including City Year, Teachers Without Borders, One Global Economy, the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Silicon Valley Education Foundation we present three valuable podcasts on learning disabilities (LD). Thank you to the Lessonopoly users who submitted questions!
Click on the following links to download and play:
Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D., is the director of professional services at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). Prior to his arrival at NCLD in 1996, he served as the associate director of the Learning Diagnostic Center at Schneider Children's Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) in New Hyde Park, NY. He also held the position of assistant unit chief, educational supervisor, and grand rounds chairperson of the Center for Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Horowitz has taught at primary, secondary, and college levels, and worked as a consultant to school districts throughout the New York City metropolitan region. His interests include: neurobiology of learning, educational assessment, fetal alcohol effects in children, language-based learning disabilities, disorders of hyperactivity and attention, and learning disabilities in adolescents.
RTI Action Network
RTI holds the promise of ensuring that all children have access to high quality instruction, and that struggling learners – including those with learning disabilities – are identified, supported, and served early and effectively. Check out some of the resources below for more information about RTI and visit the RTI Action Network for more information.
- National Center For Learning Disabilities RTI Action Network Position Statement on RTI
- What Is RTI?
- Why Adopt an RTI Model? by David P. Prasse, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago
- NCLD’s Parent Advocacy Brief: A Parent’s Guide to Response-to-Intervention
- "Are You Ready for RTI? What Do You Need to Know, and What Do You Need to Do?" — June 9, 2008, featuring Drs. Judy Elliott, Ann Casey, and David Prasse.
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Welcome Back: Facilitating the School Experience for Childhood Cancer Survivors
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a program for educators.
Goal: To educate school personnel and parents on the cognitive and late effects of childhood cancer treatment to improve the transition of childhood cancer survivors from clinic to classroom.
Educational Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:
- Describe common childhood cancers and treatments
- Identify challenges for survivors: returning to school, throughout their education, and into young adulthood
- Explain laws that protect childhood cancer survivors' rights
- Implement strategies to help meet students' short- and long-term educational needs
- Access resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
For more information, visit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.