Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10

Instructional Media Center


Jan Adams
Media Specialist
715.720.2069
jadams@cesa10.k12.wi.us
September, October 2008

CONTENTS


Professional Development and Events
IMC Roadshow
Soundzabound Reminder
WEMTA Needs YOU and WE All Need WEMTA
NetTrekker Update
BadgerLink Training
Election Day Resources
Learning 4 Life (L4L)
Oprah's Kid's Reading List
Marketing Your IMC
Featured Item
Resource Sampler

Professional Development and Events

Read, Learn, Play - National Gaming Day @ Your Library

November 15, 2008
The ALA believes gaming compliments other 21st century skills and is organizing a gaming day (online and board). Check out LIBRARIES GOT GAME that describes school libraries as learning centers which provide a variety of instructional, informational, and entertainment resources. Games are just a natural extension of that service.

Another website that focuses on gaming is Be the Game. Dr. Kurt D. Squire, assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and co-chair of the Games, Learning & Society conference appears in the Changing Education video. If you would like to offer a game day of your own the IMC has a classroom chess kit with 10 chess boards and other resources.

All Things Streaming

December 1, 2008
CESA 10 Conference Center
8:30 AM-4:00 PM (lunch provided)

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Register through the MyCESA portal.

Outstanding and Award Winning Books for Children (K – Grade 5)

February 4, 2009
Wednesday, 3:45 – 5:15 PM
Your distance learning room - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DISTANCE LEARNING NETWORK COORDINATOR TO SCHEDULE

Find out about some of the outstanding books of the 2008 publishing year for children in kindergarten – grade 5 at this session that will highlight American Library Association 2009 award winners and honor books (announced January 26, 2009) as well as selected ALA 2009 Notable Children’s Books and titles from CCBC Choices 2009. 2009 Newbery, Caldecott, Sibert, Geisel, Coretta Scott King and Pura Belpré awards books of interest to K-5 librarians and teachers will be among the books discussed.

CCBC librarians Kathleen T. Horning, Merri Lindgren, Tessa Michaelson and Megan Schliesman of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) will be your guides on this trip through some of the ALA and CCBC titles for K-5 classrooms and libraries.

All books will be shown via video throughout the presentation. Target audiences are K-12 teachers and librarians.

Session will also be streamed.

Sponsored CESA 10 managed distance learning networks.

Outstanding and Award Winning Books for Older Children and Teens (Grade 6 – 12)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009
3:45 – 5:15 PM
Your distance learning room - PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DISTANCE LEARNING NETWORK COORDINATOR TO SCHEDULE

Find out about some of the outstanding books of the 2008 publishing year for older children and teens in grades 6-12 at this session that will highlight American Library Association 2009 award winners and honor books (announced January 26, 2009) as well as selected ALA 2009 Best Books for Young Adults and Quick Picks, and titles from CCBC Choices 2009. 2009 Newbery, Sibert, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpré and Printz awards books appropriate of interest to Grade 6-12 librarians and teachers will be among the books discussed.

CCBC librarians Kathleen T. Horning, Merri Lindgren, Tessa Michaelson and Megan Schliesman of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) will be your guides on this trip through some of the ALA and CCBC titles for Grade 6-12 classrooms and libraries.

All books will be shown via live video connection throughout the presentation. Target audiences are teachers and librarians for grades 6 and up.

Session will also be streamed.

Sponsored CESA 10 managed distance learning networks.

WEMTA Conference

March 22-24, 2009
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

Reading, Writing and Reference in a Web 2.0 World

April 29, 2009
CESA 10 Conference Center
9:00 AM-3:00 PM (lunch provided)

This hands-on session will provide you with an opportunity to investigate Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis, podcasts, media sharing sites, RSS, social bookmarking and web-based productivity tools. We will discuss the instructional, management and professional development potential of a these tools, how to use them effectively and the challenges they present. Bring your laptops and your ideas for next year's curriculum.
©2008 Clipart.com School Edition
Register through the MyCESA portal.

IMC Roadshow

I would be happy to present an IMC roadshow at your school or district during an inservice day or before / after school. It is a great way for your staff to learn about the many resources we have available. Also, check out the IMC chat widget on our homepage.

Soundzabound Reminder

Students and staff should see the following provided by CESA 10 when they visit the new Soundzabound interface. It signifies that your IP authentication is working properly. Please let me know if it is not and you are required to login.
If you need the Soundzabound off-campus login information, contact me.

WEMTA Needs YOU and WE All Need WEMTA

During these tough economic times we are fortunate to have an organization lobbying on our behalf. WEMTA needs your support.
Benefits of joining WEMTA include:

-Networking and Communication

-Membership Directory -Discounted registration for the Annual Conference
-Legislative advocacy on initiatives and issues that affect your school library
-Membership discounts on partner organizations, such as Wisconsin Library Association
-Web links to important resources
Please Join!

NetTrekker Update

Unfortunately, NetTrekker will no longer sell individual seats. Therefore, I can no longer offer CESA 10 educators access. If you and your teachers like NetTrekker, a Wisconsin Group Volume Pricing Program is available. Common School Funds can be used for your subscription. Click here for details.

BadgerLink Training

To keep up with the recent changes, check out the training page on BadgerLink. The EBSCO web-based tutorials are very helpful. Perhaps you can email the links to staff as quicky desktop tutorials.

Election Day Resources

The producers of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer are preparing the.Vote and the.Gov-a series of eleven 4- to 5-minute reports on the 2008 campaign leading to the inauguration of the next president. After Election Day, the series will evolve from the.Vote to the.Gov and look at the process of forming a new government. The video segments, are extensions of the.News series and will be provided free to middle school and high school teachers and their students throughout the fall campaign. Each segment of the.Vote and the.Gov is accompanied by online, standards-based activities. Several the.Vote reports have been posted and are ready for classroom use.

Here are some additional sites to consider:


©2008 Clipart.com School Edition

Learning 4 Life (L4L)

The AASL has posted the National Plan for Implementation of Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Guidelines for the School Library Media Program. It was prepared to both increase awareness of the new standards and help districts and schools implement them.

Oprah's Kid's Reading List

If your kids and parents won't go to the American Libary Association website for reading recommendations...send them to Oprah.

Marketing Your IMC

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb discusses her love of libraries on a new video produced by the American Library Association.

Featured Item

Iditarod resource kit
MMOD 798.8 IDI
kit
5 books (Dogs of the Iditarod -- Backstage Iditarod -- Iditarod: the great race to Nome -- Kiana's Iditarod -- Storm Run) -- 1 DVD (Iditarod deja vu 2008) -- 1 video (Alaska's great race) -- 1 CD-ROM (Activities for the classroom-book III) -- 2 plush toy dogs -- 2 posters (Iditarod 2000 -- Iditarod) + 1 map Resources to support the study of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race. Grades: All. CESA #10, Chippewa Falls, Wis., c2008

Resource Sampler

Please share with your staff.


004.7 DAN
Dana
equipment
1 Dana -- 1 AC adapter -- 2 CD-ROMS (Dana desktop software -- Quickoffice) -- 1 usb cord -- 1 manual. Requires 4 AA batteries A laptop alternative. Dana combines the convenience and affordability of a hand-held device with the comfort and easy access of a full-size keyboard. Write a story, organize the week, record an appointment, read an eBook, and much more--all when and where you choose. Dana offers up to 25 full hours of runtime on a single charge, giving you extended unplugged writing and productivity opportunities laptops can’t. Dana is fully compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint file formats, and lets you seamlessly synchronize data with Windows or Macintosh PCs. Made of sturdy polycarbonate ABS, Dana provides lightweight portability (barely 2 lbs.), durability, and sleek ergonomic contours for handling.Grades: 4-12. AlphaSmart, Los Gatos, Calif., c2003

004.7 QUI
QuickPad IR
equipment
1 quickpad -- 2 infrared recievers for wireless keyboard -- 3 cables -- manual. Requires 4 AA batteries The QuickPAD IR is a simple, durable, word processor. It operates on four AA batteries for up to 100 hours, and can hold up to 250 individually named files in ten separate folders. All text is automatically saved in the QuickPAD and files are easily transferred into any writing application in either a PC or Mac with just one keystroke. Using QuickPAD's infrared technology, you simply point and send. Grades: 4-12. QuickPad Technology, [S.l.], c2000

025.2 CEN
Censorship in schools and libraries
book
The resource includes 32 illustrations, each one approximately 11x 14 with accompanying text that is 11x14 that highlights incidents of censorship in libraries and public schools that have occurred in the United States for more than one hundred years, dating back to the 19th century. Included are descriptions of the censorship of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, In the Night Kitchen, The Catcher in the Rye, the novels of Judy Blume and Chris Crutcher, most recently, the 2007 Newbery Prize winning novel, The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron. Grades: 6-12. Long Island Coalition Against Censorship, Port Washington, NY, c2008

153.4 BRA
Brain to five
videodisc
4 DVDS ( Early language and your toddler with Susan Ellis Weismer (71 min.) -- How babies learn with Jenny Saffran (84 min.) -- Children's emotions and the the developing brain with Seth Pollak (24 min.) -- Shaping your child's brain with Richard Davidson (24 min.) Research shows that a child's first five years are critical to growth and development - physically, emotionally and socially as well as health- and learning-wise. To ensure we're giving our kids the tools, skills and knowledge they need for success in school and life. Grades: Adult. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Madison, Wis., c2007

153.4 DEV
Developing minds: mastering the challenge of reading
videorecording
This video explores the process of learning to read, common problems that many children face, and practical strategies that parents and teachers can use to help children become better readers. The video presents the approach and conceptual framework of developmental-behavioral pediatrician Dr. Mel Levine as it shows children and early adolescents in classroom and home situations struggling with one or more reading subskills: decoding, comprehension and reading retention. Viewers will gain insights into these challenges and how they relateto breakdowns in such key areas of brain function as attention, memory, and language. Observations on children's reading problems and strategies to address them are discussed by Dr. Levine, other experts, teachers, parents and the children themselves. Grades: Adult. WGBH, Boston, Mass, c2002

306.73 FOS
Safe dates: an adolescent dating abuse prevention curriculum
book
A research-based curriculum which helps young people recognize the difference between healthy, caring and supportive relationships, and controlling, manipulative, and abusive dating relationships. It gets young people thinking about: how they want to be treated by a dating partner, how they want to treat a girlfriend or boyfriend,. what abusive dating relationships look like, why dating abuse happens - Its causes and consequences and more. It has been proven to be effective with both boys and girls, addresses perpetrators of violence as well as victims. Grades: 7-12. Hazelden, Center City, Minn, c2004

361.196 BUD
Buddy board, junior
equipment
1 plastic buddy board 5x7. Buddy Boards™ are used for communication at all ages. The Junior is 7" X 4" for on-the-go use and can be easily carried in your pocket. A Qwerty keyboard (the one used on typewriters and computers) is on the front side. The back side has 23 often-used words and phrases. This side aids in situations when typing out all the letters is difficult.. Buddy Speak, Bloomington, Minn., c2008

362.4 BIG
Big step-by-step communicator
equipment
1 switch -- 1cable -- 1 guide. Requires 9 volt battery Record any series of messages directly into the BIG Step-by-Step Communicator and press its activation surface for the first message. Press it again and BIG Step-by-Step automatically steps to the next message. With 75 seconds of recording time, you can record as several messages. BIG Step-by- Step features a five-inch activation surface and is recommended for persons who require a larger target area. Grades: All.. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2003

362.4 BIG
Bigmack single message voice output communication aid
equipment
1 bigmack -- 1 cable -- 1 guide. 9 volt battery required. Record any single message directly into the BIGmack communicator and press its activation surface for playback up to twenty seconds in length. Connect a toy or appliance for additional motivation. With its large, 5-inch activation surface, BIGmack is an excellent choice for persons with visual impairments and persons with physical disabilities who require a larger target area.. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1995

362.4 CAN
Cannon communicator, CC-7P
equipment
The Canon Communicator CC-7P is a communication board with a built-in paper printout unit. By pressing the keys, messages can be printed out on this tape in regular (lower or upper case) or enlarged print (double width). MEMORY: The CC-7P can store up to 7,000 characters under the 26 alphabet keys, allowing rapid printouts of frequently used phrases. The Memory Recall Mode is convenient for users that have difficulty typing out messages. 780 color picture stickers are also provided for use as reminders of each key's memory contents. Message memory contents can be transferred and duplicated to other Communicator units. CALCULATOR FUNCTION: Single or combined additions, subtractions, divisions and multiplications using constants are possible. KEYS/KEYBOARD: Choice of alphabetical or QWERTY keyboard layout. Single Key Operation Mode allows individuals with difficulty striking specific keys to designate the row and column intersecting over a key using the indicator lamps on the keyboard's right and bottom edge. All functions can be used in this mode. Special Character Keys can be assigned special characters and symbols for English, Nordic, German, French, Spanish or Japanese. Keytop stickers for each language are provided. INPUT: Keys are entered with minimum pressure on soft-touch keyboard, using the Single Key Operation Mode, or by using any momentary switch with 1/8-inch plug to row and column scan. (Switch not included.) POWER: Battery pack and charger (both included) give approximately 6 to 7 hours of continuous use.

362.4 DRA
Dragon naturally speaking 6
kit
System requirements: Pentium II/400 MHz processor; 128 MB RAM; 300 MB free hard disk space; Sound Blaster; IE V. 5 or higher; CD-ROM drive; speakers. 1 CD-ROM -- 1 recorder -- 1 headset -- 1 cable -- 2 user's guide -- 2 tutorials -- 5 reference cards. Software that allows an individual to dictate to his or her computer to produce written text. Includes auditory feedback features to aid proofreading: playback of speaker's voice and text-to-speech. The Digital Recorder combines digital recording with the ability to transfer voice files to Dragon Naturally Speaking to be transcribed as text. This recorder can be used separately from Dragon NaturallySpeaking to tape and listen to lectures. Grades: All.. Scansoft, S.l, 2002

362.4 GOT
Go talk 9+
equipment
1 Go Talk -- 3 blank overlays -- 2 guides. 2 AA batteries are required. Go Talk is a communication and education tool that records speech and plays it back with a touch of a button. It recognizes the intent of each recorded message by the picture or words on a slide-in overlay. When each picture is touched, its message is played. It includes 9 easy touch buttons, 3 core vocabulary keys, 4 recording levels, & a total of 36 messages. Use the Go Talk for augmentative communication and curriculum enrichment. Grades: All.. Attainment, Verona, WI, 2002

362.4 GOT
Go talk one
equipment
1 Go Talk --1 guides. 2 AG13 button-cell batteries are required. An inexpensive, high-quality single message talker with a large picture display and a big, colorful PLAY button! GoTalk One is super slim and light, weighing less than 2 oz. And you’ll be impressed with how good it sounds! Here’s how it works. Put your picture display into the covered frame and slide the switch on the back to RECORD. Press the PLAY button and talk for up to 10 seconds. When you’re done recording, slide the switch to PLAY. Grades: All.. Attainment, Verona, WI, 2002

362.4 MOT
MotionPad: motion-activated memo pad and door chime
equipment
1 motion pad -- 2 mode buttons -- carrier -- instructions. Requires 4 AA batteries MotionPAD acts as a door chime whenever anyone walks within a 10 ft range. You can alos post a "voice note" on this motion-activated message and warning system. The MotionPAD box attaches to an entry-area wall where movement will trigger play of an important message or acknowledge entry with a chime. Messages are easily recorded with the touch of a button. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2008

362.4 POC
Pocket go talk
equipment
1 Go Talk -- 5 blank overlays. 2 AA batteries are required. Go Talk is a communication and education tool that records speech and plays it back with a touch of a button. It recognizes the intent of each recorded message by the picture or words on a slide-in overlay. When each picture is touched, its message is played. It includes 5 easy touch buttons and a total of 25 messages. Use the Go Talk for augmentative communication and curriculum enrichment. Grades: All. Attainment, Verona, Wis, 2002

362.4 TAB
Tabletop slant board
equipment
1 clear plastic write slant board [S.n.], [S.l], Unknown

362.4 TAL
Talking photo album
equipment
1 photo album. Requires 2 AAA batteries Record a 10 second message for each photo. The album holds 24 photos. Grades: All. Gerson, Olathe, Kan., c2008

362.4 TAL
Talking symbols notepad
equipment
1 notepad -- 1 instruction sheet Talking Symbol notepad is a new participation tool from AbleNet that allows students to experience language. This is a simple device teachers can post in their classrooms for instructions, schedules, reminders, etc. My guess is that speech/language and other professionals could also find uses for the Talking Symbols notepad graphicnotepad. They can be attached to a surface using the included magnet, or by using an adhesive strip. The device has a 2 X 2 activation area that can include a symbol or picture. When the student touches the activation area they can hear up to 10 seconds of speech the teacher has recorded. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2003

362.7 BAI
Body rights: a DUSO approach to preventing sexual abuse of children
kit
1 sound cassette -- 1 lap easel -- 15 dramatic play activity cards -- 1 dolphin puppet -- 3 safety rule cards -- 1 pamphlet (What would you do if...) -- 2 books (My body belongs to me -- A better safe than sorry book) -- 12 blackline masters-- 1 teacher's guide. A sexual abuse prevention program developed for use with children between the ages of three and seven. Grades: Adult. American Guidance Service, Circle Pines, Minn., c1986 370 WHI
Great quotes for great educators
book
Over 600 insightful, witty nuggets to motivate and inspire you..... and everyone else at your school. Teachers–-display these quotes in your classrooms! Administrators--insert them into your faculty memos and share them at staff meetings! This book includes over 100 original quotes from internationally acclaimed speaker and educator Todd Whitaker, features real quotes from real students which echo wit and wisdom for educators and each quote has a direct connection to your life as an educator. Grade: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, 2005

370.19 WHI
Dealing with difficult parents: and with parents in difficult situations
book
Describing Today's Parents- What is Wrong With These Parents, Anyway?- Building Credibility - Everyone Wants to Associate with a Winner- Positive Communication with Parents - An Ounce of Prevention- Listen, Learn, and Cultivate- Never Let Them See You Sweat- What if the Parent is Right?- The Best Way to Get in the Last Word- Do You Feel Defensive? If So, Something is Wrong- Delivering Bad News - Hey, I'm Just the Messenger- But, I Did Get a Good Deal . . . Examining the Car Salesman- What if They Use the "F" Word . . . Fair?- Focus on the Future- Understanding Parental Involvement- Increasing Parental Involvement with School- Increasing Parental Involvement At Home This book helps teachers, principals, superintendents, and all educators develop a repertoire of tools and skills for comfortable and effective interaction with parents. It shows you how to deal with the parent who is bossy, volatile, argumentative, aggressive, or maybe the worst - apathetic. It provides specific phrases to use with parents to help you avoid using "trigger" words which unintentionally make matters worse. It will show you how to deliver bad news to good parents, how to build positive credibility to all types of parents, and how to foster the kind of parent involvement which leads to student success. Grades: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, c2001

371.102 BRE
Seven simple secrets and study guide: what the best teachers know and do
book
1 book -- 1 study guide How to use this book -- What this book will do for you -- Secret one. The secret of planning -- How to "have" a great plan -- How to "overplan" -- How to manage your time -- How to be flexible -- How to make objectives clear -- How to promote activity -- How to be proactive -- Chapter summary -- Secret two. The secret of classroom management -- What an effective teacher's classroom looks like -- The difference between rules and procedures -- How to establish rules and procedures -- What to do if your students "don't" -- Bell-to-bell teaching -- How to discipline proactively -- How not to be a screamer -- Chapter summary -- Secret three. The secret of instruction -- How to teach for real life -- How to ensure active student involvement -- How to ensure success for all students -- How to teach enthusiastically -- How to align teaching and testing -- How to pace your lessons appropriately -- How to teach anything to anyone -- Chapter summary -- Secret four. The secret of attitude -- How to be in control of your attitude: its up to you! -- How to handle yourself in the teachers' lounge -- How to improve the attitudes of your students -- How to portray an attitude of responsibility -- How to defuse negative co-workers -- How to work cooperatively with parents -- How to have the best attitude on the faculty -- Chapter summary -- Secret five. The secret of professionalism -- How and why to dress professionally -- How to "fit in" without "falling in" -- How to maintain control of your actions -- How and why to continue your professional growth -- How to bleed professionalism without cutting yourself -- How to do your best, not be the best -- How to make decisions that benefit children -- Chapter summary -- Secret six. The secret of effective discipline -- How to hide your buttons from your students -- How to be consistent with discipline -- How to relieve stress with psychology -- How to become "better," not "bitter" -- How to give students what they want and need -- How to be self-disciplined -- How to find the "good" in every child -- Chapter summary -- Secret seven. The secret of motivation and inspiration -- How to make your excitement their excitement -- How to make every student feel like your favorite student -- How to show a personal interest in every student -- How to maximize the power of praise -- How to use rewards appropriately -- How to motivate "unmotivated" students -- How to maximize the power of you -- Chapter summary -- Conclusion. Implementing these secrets will change your life both in and out of the classroom. But most importantly, implementing these secrets will enhance the lives of every student you teach. This book reveals –- The Secret of Planning- The Secret of Classroom Management- The Secret of Instruction- The Secret of Attitude- The Secret of Professionalism- The Secret of Effective Discipline- The Secret of Motivation and Inspiration. Includes study guide. Grades: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, c2006

371.102 FAC
Faculty lounge: a one woman comedy revue
videodisc
It's the week the “Teacher of the Year” award is going to be announced, and the faculty lounge is abuzz. Who's going to win? Will it be... Patricia Poffenbarger, the young starry-eyed optimist? Lilly Sturgeon, the drill sergeant with a heart of gold? Claudia Tennant, the weepy but insightful educator? Only one way to find out. Spend an hour with the one-woman comedy revue: Faculty Lounge! Created by Wavelength founders Debbie Lauer and Rochelle Richelieu, it features eleven characters as varied, amusing and eccentric as in any faculty lounge (a mixed bag of teachers, administrators and community members. They have their own way of viewing the educational world, and in their quest to cope with the day to day, they encounter the typical issues and challenges that we all face. Grades: Adult. Wavelength Communication Through Comedy, New York, NY, c2008

371.102 FUN
A funny thing happened leaving no child behind
videodisc
Offers a humorous perspective to the NCLB legislation which promises to change the landscape of public education. Break out of your professional development rut with this perspective-altering send-up of the typical inservice day featuring: a Greco Roman PTA Meeting, a "Dr. Phil" segment that features a showdown between the government's NCLB representative and his teacher wife, and an inspiring moment with Zena-Teacher Warrior Princess. Grades: Adult. Wavelength Communication Through Comedy, New York, NY, c2008

371.102 SEV
The seven habits of highly ineffective educators
videodisc
The "story" revolves around the fictional Margaret Lombock, a traditional presenter who is constantly interrupted by a couple of "wise fools" who demonstrate that a boring lecture is not effective staff development. Their interruptions introduce the ensemble sketches that provide a humorous perspective to effective practices. Each packet comes with a “Presenter’s Guide” which includes: a listing of each habit and its corresponding issue; quotes and commentaries on each issue and prompts for pre- and post-viewing discussion. Grades: Adult. Wavelength Communication Through Comedy, New York, NY, c2008

371.102 WHI
Motivating and inspiring teachers: the educational leader's guide for building staff morale
book
For principals, teachers, team leaders, and all other educators, this book is filled with strategies to motivate and stimulate all those involved in education. Included in this book are simple suggestions which you can integrate into your current daily routines. This book will show you how to: insert key phrases and specific actions into your day-to-day conversations, staff meetings, and written memos to stimulate peak effectiveness; hire new staff and plan orientation & induction meetings to cultivate and retain loyal and motivated staff members; use the "gift of time" to stimulate and reward; get amazing results by not taking credit for them and motivate yourself each and every day. Grades Adult. Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y., c2000

371.102 WHI
Teaching matters: motivating & inspiring yourself
book
The Value of Teaching - Ten Days Out of Ten - We Are All Teachers - It's Not Time - It's Energy - Viewing the Cup- Atta Boy/Atta Girl- Could I Have a Refill Please? Opportunities for Renewal- Celebrating Yourself - You ARE a Professional- The Value of Praise- Making School Work For You- Unexpected Happiness- Your Home Away from Home- Making Everybody Feel Like Somebody- Working with Negative People- Students - The Most Precious Commodity. The examples and wisdom in this book will benefit teachers, principals, superintendents, professors and anyone else in the field of education. It will show you how to: rekindle the excitement of the first day of school all year long; understand how praise helps the giver as well as the receiver; approach every day in a "Thank God It Is Monday" frame of mind; not let negative people ruin your day; learn specific things you can do to have a great day at work; fall in love with teaching all over again. This book is for you if you've ever found yourself having trouble remembering why you chose education. It will show you how to recharge your batteries and help you be at your best every day. Grade: Adult. Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y., c2002

371.102 WHI
What great teachers do differently and study guide: fourteen things that matter most
book
This book focuses on the specific things that great teachers do ... that others do not. It answers these essential questions:- Is it high expectations for students that matter?- How do great teachers respond when students misbehave?- Do great teachers filter differently than their peers?- How do the best teachers approach standardized testing?- How can your teachers gain the same advantages? Study guide included. Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, N.Y., c2004

371.2 BRY
Scholastic abilities test for adults: SATA
test
Examiner's manual -- Profile/examiner record form -- Response booklet -- Test book For ages: 16 through 70. The SATA measures the scholastic competence of persons from the ages of 16 through 70. Subtest raw scores are converted to estimated grade equivalents, standard scores (M = 10, SD = 3), and percentiles. The SATA's aptitude and achievement components can provide an aptitude-achievement discrepancy analysis needed for LD placement. The SATA was normed on 1,005 persons residing in 17 states, and the sample is representative of the nation as a whole with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, urban/rural residence, and geographic region. The SATA is technically sound, with reliabilities generally in the .80s and .90s. Testing Time: 1 to 2 hours. Administration: Individual or group. Grades: Adult. Pro-Ed, Austin, Tex., c1991

371.2 WHI
What great principals do differently and study guide: fifteen things that matter most
book
What are the specific qualities and practices of great principals which elevate them above the rest? Blending school-centered studies and experience working with hundreds of administrators, the author reveals the 15 things that the most successful principals do and that other principals do not. This book shows you why these practices are effective and it also demonstrates how to implement each of them in your school. Includes study guide.Grades: Adult. Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y., c2003

371.394 BEN
Differentiated instruction: a guide for elementary school teachers
book
This book demonstrates how to make your classroom more responsive to the needs of individual students with a wide variety of learning styles, interests, goals, cultural backgrounds, and prior knowledge. Focusing on grades K through 6, it showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies. Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Elementary School Teachers shows you how to vary your instruction so you can respond to the needs of individual learners. The examples and classroom activities in this book focus on – reading fiction - reading non-fiction - vocabulary, spelling - penmanship - map and globe skills, math - science - the arts. Grades: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, c2003

371.394 BLA
Differentiated assessment for middle and high school classrooms
book
This book shows middle and high school teachers in differentiated classrooms how to integrate assessment into the teaching and learning process. With examples from real classrooms, this book demonstrates how to use a wide variety of assessment to better address the needs of your students with regard to their learning style, level of cognitive ability, skill level, interests, etc. Included are detailed examples of both formative and summative assessments which involve scaffolding, product descriptors, rubrics (both holistic and analytic), checklists, student-negotiated standards and more. Grades: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, c2008

371.394 DOD
Differentiation in action
book
The author effectively blends her years of experience and the latest research on differentiated instruction to provide teachers with innovative tools that generate immediate impact on classroom teaching and learning. In this book she helps teachers to: translate research into action, inform their instruction through on-going and frequent assessments, access multiple pathways for learning, foster "intrinsic" motivation, use "instructional intelligence" and flexible groupings, harness the power of visual tools, scaffold instruction for struggling learners, and provide challenging options for advanced learners. Grades: Adult. Scholastic, New York, NY, c2005

371.394 DRA
Differentiated instruction: making it work : a practical guide to planning, managing, and implementing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners
book
Contains suggestions for accommodating various learning styles at grades 3-6 and ability levels through an approach more practical than individualized instruction. The needs of all learners are addressed through the use of tiered lessons that offer students three levels of challenge, differentiated learning centers with activities for a variety of learning styles, and variation in the pace of learning based on students' mastery of the material. Includes lessons, sample units, and model sets of tiered task cards for social studies and science. Grades: Adult. Scholastic/Teaching Resources, New York, c2004

371.394 HAM
Differentiated instruction for K-8 math and science: activities, and lesson plans
book
Differentiating instruction : introducing different paths to learning -- Differentiated assessment : guiding performance in the elementary and middle school -- Differentiating mathematics instruction -- Differentiating science instruction -- Differentiating lesson plans in math and science instruction. This book offers practical recommendations to reach every student in a K-8 classroom. Research-based and written in a teacher-friendly style, it will help teachers with classroom organization and lesson planning in math and science. Included are math and science games, activities, ideas, and lesson plans based on the math and science standards. This book will help your students to develop positive attitudes and raise competency in math and science. Grades: Adult. Eye On Education, Larchmont, NY, c2008

371.394 TOM
Differentiated instruction in action; elementary school
videodisc
Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring Differentiated Instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented Professional Development Program. Multiple vignettes depict: How to establish and maintain a supportive learning environment; How to use on-going assessment to inform instruction; How to support a high-quality curriculum by identifying learning goals; How to provide respectful tasks to all students; How to implement flexible grouping to support all learners. Carol Ann Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of Differentiated Instruction. Using the integrated professional development plan, with accompanying powerpoint and handouts, will empower educators as they lead for student success. Grades: Adult. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Virg., c2008

371.394 TOM
Differentiated instruction in action: high school
videodisc
Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring Differentiated Instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented Professional Development Program. Multiple vignettes depict: How to establish and maintain a supportive learning environment; How to use on-going assessment to inform instruction; How to support a high-quality curriculum by identifying learning goals; How to provide respectful tasks to all students; How to implement flexible grouping to support all learners. Carol Ann Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of Differentiated Instruction. Using the integrated professional development plan, with accompanying powerpoint and handouts, will empower educators as they lead for student success. Grades: Adult. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Virg., c2008

371.394 TOM
Differentiated instruction in action: middle school
videodisc
Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring Differentiated Instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented Professional Development Program. Multiple vignettes depict: How to establish and maintain a supportive learning environment; How to use on-going assessment to inform instruction; How to support a high-quality curriculum by identifying learning goals; How to provide respectful tasks to all students; How to implement flexible grouping to support all learners. Carol Ann Tomlinson guides viewers as they observe classroom examples of the non-negotiables of Differentiated Instruction. Using the integrated professional development plan, with accompanying powerpoint and handouts, will empower educators as they lead for student success. Grades: Adult. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Virg., c2008

371.394 TOM
Differentiation in practice: a resource guide for differentiating curriculum, grades 9-12
book
American stories : an English unit on reading and writing historical fiction -- Which comes first, the individual or society? : an English and humanities unit on Macbeth -- Toward disunion, 1854-1861 : a U.S. history unit on the path to the Civil War -- It has to hang : a visual arts unit on 3-D ceramic sculpture -- The eyes of experience : an English unit on perspective and identity -- Point the way : a mathematics unit on vectors -- What goes up must come down : a mathematics unit on quadratics in the general form -- The little prince and me : a world languages unit on reading target-language literature -- Water, water, everywhere : an earth science unit on water and watersheds. Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland in the continuing exploration of how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit. Focusing on the high school grades, but applicable at all levels, Differentiation in Practice, Grades 9–12 will teach anyone interested in designing and implementing differentiated curriculum how to do so or how to do so more effectively. Inside, you’ll find: Annotated lesson plans for differentiated units in English, mathematics, history, science, art, and world languages; samples of differentiated product assignments, learning contracts, rubrics, and homework handouts; an overview of the non-negotiables in differentiated classrooms and guidelines for using the book as a learning tool; and, an extended glossary and recommended readings for further exploration of key ideas and strategies. Grades: Adult Each unit highlights underlying standards, delineates learning goals, and takes you step by step through the instructional process. Unit developers provide running commentary on their use of flexible grouping and pacing, tiered assignments and assessments, and numerous other strategies. The models and insight presented will inform your own differentiation efforts and help you meet the challenge of mixed-ability classrooms with academically responsive curriculum appropriate for all learners.. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA, c2005

371.394 WOR
Differentiation: from planning to practice, grades 6-12
book
The author shows middle- and secondary-level teachers how to plan a differentiated lesson from start to finish, detailing the steps to take before, during, and after to deepen connections for students. At each stage, Rick offers time-tested strategies and reflective advice about reaching a wide range of learners within the same classroom. He presents annotated models of effective differentiated instruction, including tiering, flexible groupings, and adjustments based on formative assessments. Through extensive interdisciplinary examples, teachers also learn how to extend these processes to any subject area taught in middle or high school. Grades: Adult. Stenhouse, Portland, Me, c2007

371.394 WOR
Fair isn't always equal: assessing and grading in the differentiated classroom
book
Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning? Fair Isn't Always Equal answers that question and much more. Rick Wormeli offers the latest research and common sense thinking that teachers and administrators seek when it comes to assessment and grading in differentiated classes. Filled with real examples and “gray” areas that middle- and high-school educators will easily recognize, Rick tackles important and sometimes controversial assessment and grading issues constructively. Grades: Adult. Stenhouse, Portland, Me, c2006

371.5 CRO
Responding to problem behavior in schools: the behavior education program
book
Introduction to the behavior education program -- The context for positive behavior support in schools -- The basic BEP : critical features and processes -- Identification of students for the BEP -- Getting a BEP system started -- The modified BEP : adaptations and elaborations -- Frequently asked questions about implementation of the BEP. Providing a time- and cost-effective framework for responding to moderate problem behavior and preventing the development of more serious difficulties, this book addresses a core need of elementary and middle school practitioners and educators. The Behavior Education Program is designed to help the 10-15% of students who fail to meet schoolwide disciplinary expectations but do not require the highest level of behavior support. No lengthy assessment process is required and groups of up to 30 students can participate, with minimal time and training demands on teachers and staff. Clear guidelines are delineated for conducting this proactive, research-based intervention that incorporates daily behavioral feedback, positive adult attention, and increased home-school collaboration. Presented in a large-size format with lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying, the volume contains case examples and all needed resources for implementation, including reproducible daily progress reports, student handouts, and planning tools. Grades: Adult. Guilford Press, New York, c2004

371.58 SEC
Second step: student success through prevention, grade 6, stepping up
kit
This program for middle school teaches: Substance abuse prevention, Bullying prevention, Violence prevention, Empathy and communication, Emotion management and coping, and Problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. The curriculum also incorporates a variety of teaching strategies, including: Group discussion, Individual, partner, and group activities, and Interactive exercises, games, and skill practice. Lesson content and learning strategies align with academic and life-skills standards. Lessons include ideas for integrating skills into language arts, social studies, health/science, and media literacy. Grades: 6. Committee for Children, Seattle, Wash, c2008

371.58 SEC
Second step: student success through prevention, grade 7, stepping in
kit
This program for middle school teaches: Substance abuse prevention, Bullying prevention, Violence prevention, Empathy and communication, Emotion management and coping, and Problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. The curriculum also incorporates a variety of teaching strategies, including: Group discussion, Individual, partner, and group activities, and Interactive exercises, games, and skill practice. Lesson content and learning strategies align with academic and life-skills standards. Lessons include ideas for integrating skills into language arts, social studies, health/science, and media literacy. Grades: 7. Committee for Children, Seattle, Wash, c2008

371.58 SEC
Second step: student success through prevention, grade 8, stepping ahead
kit
This program for middle school teaches: Substance abuse prevention, Bullying prevention, Violence prevention, Empathy and communication, Emotion management and coping, and Problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. The curriculum also incorporates a variety of teaching strategies, including: Group discussion, Individual, partner, and group activities, and Interactive exercises, games, and skill practice. Lesson content and learning strategies align with academic and life-skills standards. Lessons include ideas for integrating skills into language arts, social studies, health/science, and media literacy. Grades: 8. Committee for Children, Seattle, Wash, c2008

371.58 SEC
Second step: student success through prevention, program implementation guide
kit
Grades: 6-9. Committee for Children, Seattle, Wash, c2008

371.9 INC
Inclusive science strategies
book
The book is an effort to incorporate new insights about how information drawn from research and educational practice can be used to address the everyday problems of teaching. In schools all over the United States there are students of widely ranging abilities, many different cultural backgrounds, and often several languages are spoken. The book contains models and strategies specific to science instruction to help teachers structure their classroom so that all students have an opportunity to learn. Students need an environment where they can be active participants and contributing members of the learning community. Grades: Adult. Greg Stefanich, [S.l], c2007

371.9 MEV
Meville to Weville early literacy and communication curriculum: Unit 1. Me
book
A "first ever research-based literacy program that meaningfully and systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, augmentative communicating and listening for elementary students with cognitive disabilities in the moderate to severe range." It contains a comprehensive, systematic instructional approach that is required for students with disabilities to experience literacy learning success! MEville to WEville was specifically developed for students with disabilities who have difficulties learning to read and write through traditional instructional methods. Designed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging, each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families and their school. Unit 1 is out ME, students focus on individuality and build a sense of self through a range of lessons about Who I Am, How I Feel and What I Like. Grades: Adult. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2005

371.9 MEV
Meville to Weville early literacy and communication curriculum: Unit 2. My family
book
A "first ever research-based literacy program that meaningfully and systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, augmentative communicating and listening for elementary students with cognitive disabilities in the moderate to severe range." It contains a comprehensive, systematic instructional approach that is required for students with disabilities to experience literacy learning success! MEville to WEville was specifically developed for students with disabilities who have difficulties learning to read and write through traditional instructional methods. Designed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging, each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families and their school. Unit 2 is about families. Students learn to build relationships. Grades: Adult. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2005

371.9 MEV
Meville to Weville early literacy and communication curriculum: Unit 3. My school
book
A "first ever research-based literacy program that meaningfully and systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, augmentative communicating and listening for elementary students with cognitive disabilities in the moderate to severe range." It contains a comprehensive, systematic instructional approach that is required for students with disabilities to experience literacy learning success! MEville to WEville was specifically developed for students with disabilities who have difficulties learning to read and write through traditional instructional methods. Designed to build a classroom community that promotes a sense of belonging, each unit offers students a new and different perspective on themselves, their families and their school. Unit 3 is about school. Students learn to cooperate with fellow classmates. Grades: Adult. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2005

371.9 ONT
The ontogeny of inclusive science
kit
The book is an effort to incorporate new insights about how information drawn from research and educational practice can be used to address the everyday problems of teaching. In schools all over the United States there are students of widely ranging abilities, many different cultural backgrounds, and often several languages are spoken. The book contains models and strategies specific to science instruction to help teachers structure their classroom so that all students have an opportunity to learn. Students need an environment where they can be active participants and contributing members of the learning community. Grades: Adult. Greg Stefanich, [S.l], c2007

371.9 WAR
Themes for inclusive classrooms: lesson plans for every learner
book
This book is for teachers who have typically developing young children ages 3–6, as well as children with special needs in their classrooms. Each lesson plan features objectives, a materials list, a circle or group time activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections. The curriculum connections expand the children’s learning into many areas, such as social studies, art, literacy, science, and music. The modifications and accommodations make the lesson plans accessible for all children, including those with: Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech or language impairments, hearing impairments,v isual Impairments, ADHD, cognitive and/or developmental delays, emotional disturbances, orthopedic impairments. By using the lesson plans, teachers can meet the needs and interests of all the children in their classrooms with a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Grades: Adult. Gryphon House, Beltsville, Md., c2008

371.9 WIN
Think social!: a social thinking curriculum for school-age students : for teaching social thinking and related social skills to students with high funtioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, ADHD, nonverbal learning disability, and for all others in the murky gray area of social thinking
book
This text builds on the basic philosophy offered in Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME, sequencing lessons across 8 different chapters to help students start to explore the basic aspects of working and thinking in a group. Each chapter expands to address how to use and interpret language (verbal and non-verbal) to further understand the communicative context. Lessons in Think Social! are introduced by encouraging the students and their caregivers to learn the "social thinking vocabulary" and explore more about developing self-awareness through analysis of video clips of their groups' therapy. Caregivers are provided a summary at the end of each chapter of the relevant social thinking vocabulary they can use during "teachable moments" across the day. Each chapter concludes with IEP goal suggestions to help address the concepts introduced; furthermore each chapter also provides a list of educational standards that require the social knowledge taught within the chapter in order for the students to be able to meet these standards, linking social thinking back to the academics of the classroom. The curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to guide people through its use, applying it to developing social thinking groups and the core social thinking philosophy. Grades: Adult. Michelle Garcia Winner, San Jose, CA, 2005

371.9 WIN
Thinking about you thinking about me
book
Perspective Taking is crucial to the development of advanced social thinking and related skills. The author explores how perspective taking impacts students' abilities to socially relate as well as comprehend academic assignments that are laden with social themes such as comprehension of literature and working with peers in group assignments.. Michelle Garcia Winner, San Jose, Calif., c2002

371.93 ILL
Illustrated placemats
equipment
Four Illustrated Placemats make setting the table easy! Simply match plastic tableware (plate, bowl, tumbler, knife, fork and spoon) to the outlines. Placemats are laminated and two-sided, one with mealtime picture communication cues. Grades: All. Attainment, Verona, Wis., Unknown

371.93 WIN
Social behavior mapping: connecting behavior, emotions and consequences across the day
book
A team of therapists have created a collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps covering a range of topics for home, community and the classroom. Social Behavior Mapping - Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day is geared for use by parents and professionals to help those with social thinking challenges understand what behaviors are expected and unexpected in a way that makes sense to their way of thinking. Grades: Adult. Think Social, San Jose, Calif., c2007

371.93 WIN
Worksheets! for teaching social thinking and related skills: breaking down concepts for teaching students with high functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, nonverbal learning disability, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
book
Worksheets! is exclusively a large set of worksheets specifically designed to explain social thinking concepts to encourage students to process more deeply what these concepts mean to them. These worksheets also serve as lesson plans to introduce the concept - Educators are then expected to take these concepts and play with them through different activities in a way they deem appropriate. These worksheets are supplemental information, dovetailing off lessons discussed in Thinking About You Thinking About Me and Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Children. Contents can be copied and sent to parents and other professionals to share the concepts the student is learning.. Grades: Adult. Think Social, San Jose, Calif., c2005

372.21 IMP
The creative curriculum for preschool implementation checklist
book
This tool is designed to assess the degree to which The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is being implemented as intended. The instrument is divided into five sections: physical environment, structure, teacher-child interactions, assessment, and family involvement. Teachers can use the Implementation Checklist by itself. Grades: Adult. Teaching Strategies, Washington, DC, c2003

372.21 INV
Phonological awareness literacy screening, Kindergarten: PALS-K
test
PALS-K is a measure of children’s knowledge of several important literacy fundamentals: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, concept of word, knowledge of letter sounds and spelling. PALS-K provides a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs and provides a means of identifying those children who are relatively behind in their acquisition of these fundamental literacy skills. Grades: Adult. The Rector and The Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia, Richmond, Virg., c2003

372.21 LEB
Devereux early childhood assessment program: DECA
test
The DECA Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 2-5. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5-step system designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, and parents in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduce challenging behaviors. Central to the DECA Program is the DECA, a standardized, strength-based assessment of within-child protective factors and screener for behavior concerns. The 5-step system supports use of the DECA by parents and teachers alike in order to recognize and plan for the strengths and goals related to strong resilience for each child. Grades: Adult. Kaplan, Lewisville, NC, c1999

372.21 MEN
Mental health in early intervention: achieving unity in principles and practice
book
For effective assessment and intervention with infants and young children, professionals need to incorporate psychological, medical, and family factors — but too often, infant mental health and early intervention are dealt with separately rather than together. Integration of these two fields is the goal of this urgently needed text, ideal for introducing mental health concepts to supervisors and students in early intervention and teaching mental health professionals more about early intervention. Grades: Adult. Paul H. Brookes Pub, Baltimore, c2006

372.4 COL
Reading for real: teach students to read with power, intention, and joy in K-3 classrooms
book
Take two to four kids, give them a basket of books that go together in some way, and then provide time for them to read, think, and talk together about their ideas, their questions, their wonderings. That's the simple recipe for a reading club. This book offers step-by-step support for implementing these K-3 classroom reading clubs, including: specific suggestions for planning cycles of reading clubs; detailed charts with a variety of teaching ideas that can be implemented immediately; ideas for mini-lessons and examples of reading conferences to support students as they learn strategies and hone their reading and discussion skills; suggestions for differentiating instruction; support for launching and fostering reading partnerships across the year; appendixes with examples of note-taking sheets and sample planning guides for several kinds of reading clubs. While Kathy presents ideas for implementing reading clubs during reading workshop in a balanced literacy framework, the information she provides will be helpful for any teacher who wants to foster the joy of reading by offering students support and opportunities to read for authentic purposes and to have conversations about topics that interest and engage them. Grades: Adult. Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, ME, c2008

372.4 DIL
Making the most of small groups: differentiation for all
book
Making the Most of Small Groups grapples with difficult questions regarding small-group instruction in K-3 elementary classrooms. How do I find the time? How can I be more organized? How do I form groups? How can I differentiate to meet the needs of all of my students? Structured around the five essential reading elements—comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary—the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction. In addition to ideas to use immediately in the classroom, Debbie provides an overview of relevant research and reflection questions for professional conversations. Grades: Adult. Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, Me., c2007

372.4 MAR
Critical reading for proficiency: 1
book
Teaches students higher-learning critical thinking and critical reading skills for students reading at grade levels 7 and 8. Educational Design, New York, c1993

372.4 ROB
The phonological awareness profile
test
Pinpoint difficulties in prereading skills with the individually administered, criterion-referenced profile. The Phonological Awareness Profile is designed to diagnose deficits in phonological processing and phoneme/grapheme correspondence. The Phonological Awareness Profile tests children grades K-3 rhyming, segmentation, isolation, deletion, substitution, and blending. Use it to target the foundational skills of sound awareness, oral language, reading, and early writing skills. Adult. LinguiSystems, E. Moline, Ill., c1995

372.41 OPI
Do-able differentiation: varying groups, texts, and supports to reach readers
book
This text spells out teaching strategies that support the biggest classes, work with the busiest curriculums, and bring the best out in all students. Do-able Differentiation puts proven thinking and practices for differentiation into your hands. Michael Opitz and Michael Ford (Reaching Readers and Books & Beyond) present four foundational models for reaching all readers. You’ll quickly discover you can do differentiation as you learn to: pinpoint differences among readers and match them to the best differentiation strategies; plan effectively to address a variety of learner characteristics; support students in understanding a shared text; manage small achievement-based groups as readers read appropriate texts; group students around multiple texts of varying lengths and assist individuals as they each read a self-selected text. Grades: K-8. Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, c2008

372.465 NOR
The literacy link: a multisensory approach to sound-symbol connections
book
Help K-3 students make solid connections between phonemic awareness, sound-symbol relationships, and letter formation. This approach teaches hand symbols for the 29 consonants, vowels, and digraphs. Use these symbols to teach students: rhyming, initial consonant identification, word families, phoneme blending and segmentations, articulatory features of each sound abd phoneme-grapheme correspondence. Grades: Adult. Thinking Publications, Eau Claire, Wisc., c2002

372.47 HAR
The primary comprehension toolkit, grades K-2: language and lessons for active literacy
book
Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis have adapted the strategy instruction made famous in Strategies That Work and The Comprehension Toolkit to meet the developmental needs of our youngest readers. The Primary Comprehension Toolkit launches students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 into the exciting world of nonfiction reading, writing, and thinking. Includes: Instruction centers on 22 lessons in six books, each organized around a fundamental comprehension strategy; Lessons are designed for instruction with large groups, small groups, guided reading, and individual conferences; Three half-hour classroom videos show the authors teaching lessons; and, Students acquire tools for reading, writing, and thinking in Science and Social Studies. Grades: Adult. Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, c2008

372.6 CUR
Box cars and one-eyed jacks: on a roll to spelling and more
game
The games in this book can be used to work on spelling and language. The die contain the alphabet. Grades: K-8. Box Cars and One-eyed Jacks, [S.l.], 1995

428 WID
WIDA -Access placement test: WAPT
test
ACCESS stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners. It is a large-scale test that first and foremost addresses the English language development standards that form the core of the WIDA Consortium's approach to instructing and testing English language learners. These standards incorporate a set of model performance indicators (PIs) that describe the expectations educators have of ELL students at four different grade level clusters and in five different content areas. The grade level clusters include K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There are five content areas of the standards. The first is called social and instructional language (SI), which incorporates proficiencies needed to deal with the general language of the classroom and the school. The others are English language arts (LA), math (MA), science (SC), and social studies (SS). For each grade level, then, the standards specify one or more performance indicators for each content area within each of the four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Grades: K-12. World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, Madison, Wis., c2008

510 COI
Coin-u-lator
toy
This popular coin-counting calculator, developed by a special education teacher, uses realistic coin buttons (penny, nickel, dime, and quarter) and a dollar bill button instead of the number buttons on regular calculators. When these buttons are pushed, they add their money value to the amount on the LCD screen. The Coin-U-Lator can be used to count money and teach coin values. A simple switch changes the operation from addition to subtraction. It also offers two games: a money matching game and a coin-counting game. A variety of sounds add to the fun and give immediate correction and reinforcement. A mute button allows you to turn the sounds off for classroom use. Features an energy-saving automatic shutoff. Grades : K-3. Nasco, Unknown

510 GOL SCI
Choosing a standards-based mathematics curriculum
book
If your district is preparing to review mathematics curricula for adoption, opportunity awaits you. The past decade has seen tremendous activity in mathematics education, resulting in the creation of several new curricula to promote deeper and richer mathematical learning. Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum takes you through the process, addressing the many issues involved in curriculum selection and implementation, and helping you work through both of these phases. This guide focuses on the thirteen programs supported by the Center, though the ideas discussed are not specific to these programs. Its aim is to present a comprehensive view of how individual districts should go about adopting new mathematics curricula. The authors address a range of issues districts may confront, decisions committees will have to make, and strategies they may use, and describe many different procedures and processes that others have found useful. For the selection phase, the book explores how to assemble a selection committee, assess resources and needs, and create guidelines and criteria for evaluating different programs. The curriculum implementation section focuses on ways to work toward successful use of materials by planning a realistic and effective roll-out strategy, supporting teachers, and building community buy-in and assistance. Along the way, lots of different resources are provided, including stories and examples from practitioners, suggestions for further support, and sample selection criteria from school districts and other educational organizations. Anyone responsible for the curriculum review and selection process within a district will find Choosing a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum essential reading, especially assistant superintendents, curriculum coordinators, mathematics supervisors, lead teachers, and department heads. Grades: Adult. Heinemann, Portsmouth, N.H., c1998, 2000

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: changing numbers
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on if children can: change one quantity to another, describe how one number is related to another, know how many to take away or add, determine whether to take away or add to reach another number, and count on or remove extras to change a number. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: combination trains
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on"Combination Trains" will assess if children can: use known combinations and figure out unknown combinations; know the parts of numbers to ten; solve problems to 20; write equations. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: counting objects
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on assessing if children can answer the question "how many?" and count objects with consistency, accuracy and confidence. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: grouping tens
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on if children can organize quantities into tens and ones, add and subtract tens without counting, and count groups of tens. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: hiding assessment
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on determining if children can recognize the parts of a number to ten, solve subtraction problems, and write subtraction equations, seeing the relationship between composition and decomposition of numbers. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: more/less trains
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on if children can: compare two groups and determine which is more and which is less and compare two groups in a variety of settings and determine how many more or how many less one number is than another. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: number arrangements
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Hiding Assessment concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on assessing if children can: recognize the parts of numbers; combine parts of numbers without counting them all; recognize groups of numbers to 5 in a variety of configuratons; recognize the smaller parts contained by larger numbers. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: ten frames
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning about the Ten Frames concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. This text focuses on if children can combine single digit numbers by reorganizing them into a 10 and leftovers; subtract from numbers up to 20; know 10 plus any number from 1 to 10; describe 10 as a single entity. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 RIC SCI
Assessing math concepts: two-digit addition and subtraction
book
One of a nine part series focusing on core concepts to be in place a s a foundation to scucessful mathematics learning. This book includes learning to add and subtract two digit numbers, the challenges of learning this concept, student interviews, meeting instructional needs, asessing children at work, and linking assessment and instruction. Appendix of blackline masters also included. Grades: K-2. Mathematical Perspectives Teacher Development Center, Rowley, MA, c2003

510 TAN
The best of times: math strategies that multiply
book
1 book -- 1box of flashcards Simple rhymes offer hints on how to multiply any number by zero through ten without memorizing the multiplication tables. Green flashcards are the easiest, blue cards build on green cards and should be practiced next, and purple cards build on blue and green. Grades:2-6. Scholastic Press, New York, 2002

510 TAN
Math fables too: making science count
book
More rhymes about animals that introduce counting and grouping numbers, as well as examples of such behaviors as cooperation, friendship, and appreciation. Grades: 3-6. Scholastic Press, New York, 2007

510 TAN
Math fables: lessons that count
book
A series of rhymes about animals introduces counting and grouping numbers, as well as examples of such behaviors as cooperation, friendship, and appreciation. Grades: 1-3. Scholastic Press, New York, 2004

510 TAN
Math potatoes: mind-stretching brain food
book
The author gives kids more practice in his creative approach to his favorite subject. Each riddle poses a problema dn offers a helpful hint. Kids who look for smart ways to group numbers will find their answers in a flash. Grades: 3-6. Scholastic Press, New York, 2005

512.7 PAT
Count on me!: a learning game
game
Understanding the value of numbers is the skill encouraged by this game. Strengthen counting skills as you play this game together. Grades: PreK-3. Learning Props, [S.l], c2002

512.7 PAT
Patterns: a learning game
game
This game challenges the child's ability to recognmize qualities of the same and different. This is an important prereading skill to master. Grades: PreK-3. Learning Props, [S.l], c1997,2001

529 CLO
Clock face board
manipulative
1 clock -- 1 eraser -- pen Grades: All.

615.85 MAG
MagneTx mirror
equipment
The conveniently sized, magnetic-backed, break-resistant, lightweight mirror. Grade: All. Communication Matters, Baldwin, MD, [199-?]

616.85 HOD
Evaluating and enhancing children's phonological systems: research and theory to practice
book
This resource will be helpful for students in communication sciences and disorders and also for practicing speech-language pathologists. Parts I and II provide a comprehensive foundation in phonological development, assessment, and treatment planning. Part III presents a unique focus on evaluation and treatment considerations for children with highly unintelligible speech. Part IV looks to the future with an exploration of cutting-edge research and current issues in the field. Students and practitioners will gain a clear understanding of phonological disorders including the special challenges when planning and implementing treatment for a child who is unintelligible. Grades: Adult. Thinking Publications, Greenville, SC, c2007

616.85 HOD
Hodson assessment of phonological patterns: HAPP 3
test
Therapists can preview the test using this manual. The HAPP-3 is designed for highly unintelligible children, ages: 2 years and up. Normative data provided for Ages: 3;0-8;0. The manual provides information on the evaluation and screening test. The evaluation results can be used to: code and categorize phonological deviations, determine the severity intervals/ratings using mild, moderate, severe, and profound, identify major phonological patterns to target in treatment and obtain scores for documenting treatment progress. PLEASE CONTACT THE PUBLISHER FOR PROTOCOLS AND TEST KIT.Grades: Adult. Pro-Ed, Austin, Tex., c2004

616.85 TOO
Toobaloo
equipment
The toobaloo is a phone-like device that allows children to hear themselves clearly while speaking softly into it. The design of the TOOBALOO magnifies their voice allowing them to hear their sounds and words distinctly. Grades: 1-5. Learning Loft, Mount Horab, Wis., 2003

616.89 PRI
The SCERTS model: a comprehensive educational approach for children with autism spectrum disorders. Vol. 1 and 2: Assessment
book
A groundbreaking synthesis of developmental, relationship-based, and skill-based approaches, The SCERTS Model provides a framework for improving communication and social-emotional abilities in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families. Developed by internationally recognized experts, SCERTS supports developmental progress in three domains: Social Communication (communicating spontaneously and establishing relationships), Emotional Regulation (regulating emotional arousal to support learning and engagement), and Transactional Support (elements that aid an individual's progress as he or she works toward a goal). The Assessment volume gives detailed background information on The SCERTS Model and guides professionals through the assessment process. Professionals will examine the research foundations and the recommended practices that inform the model; learn about specific goals and objectives for each of the three SCERTSÆ components; get a detailed listing of developmental milestones that contribute to the recommended assessment and intervention plans; explore The SCERTS Model’s similarities and differences with other models; and discover how to use the model in various settings. Assessment report and observation forms are included to help collect information and monitor child progress. Professionals will have comprehensive and practical guidance on using SCERTS in assessment and intervention with preschool and elementary school students with ASD. The curriculum itself is relevant for children who fall developmentally between 8 months and 10 years of age. Thus, it would be applicable for individuals who continue to have developmental disabilities through high school and into adulthood. Grades: Adult. Brookes, Baltimore, MD, c2006

618.92 HAN
Handbook of attachment interventions
book
The emotional attachment of a child to caregivers, and the attachment of the caregivers to the child, is of vital importance to the child's socioemotional development. Proper attachment can affect one's ability to feel and express love, moral development, motivation to achieve, and sense of identity. Modern industrial societies have seen a recent surge in attachment problems, yet there has been little information on clinical interventions for attachment disorders. The Handbook of Attachment Interventions meets this need by providing information on diverse patient populations across different therapeutic philosophies, while providing specific techniques for treating attachment disordered children and their families. The book begins with a discussion of how attachment disorders relate to subsequent antisocial behavior patterns and other disorders, as well as general issues parents may encounter with an attachment disordered child. Subsequent chapters discuss special patient populations (the adopted child, military families, etc.) and techniques for intervention. Grades: Adult. Academic Press, San Diego, c2000

621.31 ABL
AbleNet TV and VCR remote
equipment
This one button TV and VCR Remote offers flexibility and simplicity, depending on the end user. Each remote can be programmed to operate in three different ways, with the different modes selected by the positioning of a slide switch. If a person wants to watch TV, it can be set in TV mode. The way in which it operates can be customized. For example, it can be programmed to scan one’s favorite channels, so that each hit of the switch advances to another channel; to watch a videotape, it can be programmed to send a series of signals with one switch hit, turning the TV and VCR on, changing the TV channel to 3, and sending the Play command; or it can simply turn the TV on and off. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1998

621.31 BAT
Battery device adapter
equipment
The Battery Device Adapter is a cable which connects to and adapts battery-operated devices for external switch control. The cable is available in two sizes for use with a wide variety of battery-operated toys and devices powered by AA, C, or D batteries. The Battery Device Adapter consists of a circular, flexible copper disc and thin lead wire. A 1/8-inch switch jack is included. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1997

621.31 CHO
Choice switch latch and timer: SLAT
equipment
This SLAT gives two speople the ability to take turns operating battery-powered devices, or one person the ability to activate two devices in sequence or experience the power of choice when deciding between two activities. It can also serve as a single SLAT for controlling one device. The Choice Switch Latch and Timer features the same modes of control as our single and dual SLATs, allowing you to choose the amount of time an activity requires to ensure individual success. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2008

621.31 COR
Cordless big red switch
equipment
The Ablenet cordless control system is a convenient way to activate the switch. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1996

621.31 FLE
Flexible switch
equipment
Flexible Switches are adhesive-backed, pressure activated switches. These switches are flexible which allows them to be attached to various objects and surfaces, essentially turning those objects into the switch itself. The minimum bending radius of the Flexible Switch is 1.5”. The Flexible Switch cannot be trimmed or cut in any way. The Flexible Switch is not designed to be used with adapted toys. Do not peel the brown backing off. Use reusable adhesive tape to keep reapplying Flexible Switches in a less permanent manner. To give more meaning to your Flexible Switch, photos or symbols may be attached directly on the surface. Activation can then be done by simply touching the photo or symbol directly. Grades: All. Adaptivation, Sioux Falls, SD, c2008

621.31 JEL
Jelly bean switch
equipment
The Jelly Bean Switch is tough enough to stand up to years of vigorous use. It activates no matter where the student presses on the switch and is easy to mount with a standard flange base. An audible click signals a student that a cause-effect link has been made. Features a standard 6 ft cord with a 1/8" (3.5mm) monoplug and 2 1/2 inch activation surface. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c2008

621.31 LEA
Leaf switch (CM-7)
equipment
Force: 4 oz. (0.1kg) -- Travel: 3/16" (0.48 cm) -- Feedback: None -- Material: Vinyl sleeve over copper reeds -- Connection: Mini-phone jack -- Size: 3-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 2/2" (10 x 5 x 1cm) -- Weight: 1 oz. (0.03 kg) Zygo Industries, Portland, Ore., c2008

621.31 PAL
Pal pad
equipment
1 switch -- 1 foam rubber backing -- 1 guide Pal Pads can be used with any communication aid or battery operated assistive device. Pal Pads are flat membrane switches approximately 1/10th of an inch thick yet they are very rigid and durable. They are designed to be tolerant of rough usage. The Small Pal Pad measures 2.5 x 4 inches. Pal Pads come with a foam rubber backing you can attach to the back to minimize slipping. Grades: All. Adaptivation, Sioux Falls, SD, c200?

621.31 PNE
Pneumatic switch
equipment
Pneumatic switch -- Duck squeeze toy -- tubing -- T-connectors -- 4 activity sheets -- Who swims board book Activate this fun and innovative switch with only a puff of air. Show your creative side and find encouraging ways for individuals to activate switches. Can be easily used with all kinds of squeeze toys, bottles or balls. Allows you to create your own object-based switch. Grades: All. Adaptivation, Sioux Falls, SD, c2008

621.31 POW
Powerlink 2
equipment
The PowerLink 2 Control Unit is a control switch interface unit designed to allow the user to operate two electrical appliances simultaneously with a switch. The device has four modes of control: Direct, which keeps appliances turned on while the switch is activated; Timed (seconds and minutes), which keeps devices turned on from one second to 60 minutes each time the switch is activated; and Latch, which provides one-touch on and one-touch off control of appliances. This device may also be used for turn taking and choice making as the outlets do not work simultaneously. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1999

621.31 SWI
Switch interface pro 5.0
equipment
1 switch interface -- 1 label card -- 1 guide It requires no software and can be used with both Windows and Macintosh computers. Five ports allow you to plug in multiple switches and the flexibility of emulating everything from a single-click to a return. Consequently, your students have access to the widest variety of switch-accessible software available. Grades: All. Don Johnston, Volo, Ill., c2002

621.31 USB
Switch latch / timer
equipment
1 switch -- 1 cable Device turns a toy on with the 1st switch activation and off with the 2nd. Grades: All. Don Johnston, Volo, Ill., c200?

621.31 TWI
Twin plate switch
equipment
1 switch -- 1 guide A touch switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical disabilities to control two items from one location. The switch has two flat plates, each of which is a momentary switch that may be used to control adapted appliances, toys, etc. equipped with a 1/8-inch plug. This switch is activated as long as the switch is depressed using 2 ounces of pressure. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1/16 x 5 x 7 inches. Grades: All. Crestwood, Milwaukee, Wis., c2008

621.31 USB
USB switch interface
equipment
1 switch -- 1 manual The USB Switch Interface is the link between single switch input devices and Macintosh or PC/Windows computers with USB capabilities. The interface is utilized by software written for one to five single switches. Switches that have a standard 1/8" mini plug fit directly in the jacks on the interface. Switches with plug sizes other than 1/8" can also be used but an adapter is needed. No additional driver software is needed for MAC & Windows ME and above . Just plug in the USB Switch Interface, a single switch and within a few seconds you will be able to run all kinds of single switch software designed especially for the Special Needs student. Grades: All. Quizworks, Wauconda, Ill., c2008

621.382 FLI
Flip video
equipment
1 video recorder -- TV connection cable -- 1 guide. Requires 2 AA batteries. Holds 60 minutes of TV-quality video on 1GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required. Convenient USB arm plugs directly into your computer for easy sharing and archiving. Built-in software lets you easily e-mail videos, share them on YouTube and Grouper, edit footage, and capture still photos from video. Watch videos instantly on TV with included cable. Grades: Adult. Pure Digital, [S.l.], c2008

621.382 MIN
Mini pencam digital camera
equipment
1 digital camera -- 1 USB cable -- 2 computer laser optical disc -- 2 guides. Requires 2 AAA batteries Weighing in at only 47.5 grams and measuring only 3cm x 2.7cm x 8.6cm, the Mini PenCam1.3M is a small and light megapixel digital camera. Combining full-function digital still camera, digital camcorder and PC camera in one tiny package, this one-hand camera goes where you go to get the images you want.In addition to SDRAM, the Mini PenCam 1.3M comes with 128Mbits of Flash memory, storing up to 50 megapixel-resolution images. The adjustable-focus lens lets you pick your shots, from close-ups to panoramas. Seven bundled software packages offer smooth and complete image processing, editing and transmission of your photos and albums. Grades: Adult. Aiptek, [S.l.], c2008

621.382 OLY
Olympus digital wave player
equipment
1 voice recorder -- 1 usb cable -- 1 digital wave player CD. Requires 2 AAA alkaline batteries Olympus VN-960PC ensures that your notes and ideas won’t be lost forever. A fast USB connection allows for hassle-free downloading of files to a PC for archiving or further processing. Its handy schedule function with alarm facility also helps you manage your time more effectively. This digital voice recorder provides capacity for more that 16 hours of recordings and stores up to 100 files in each of its four folders for easy organisation. 128 MB. Grades: Adult. Olympus, [s.l.], c2008

621.389
Wireless multimedia presenter with laser pointer
equipment
The Wireless Presenter with Laser Pointer features all of the necessities that other competitive presenters offer. This presenter has the ability to page up, page down, esc slide show, darken screen and resume screen. It also has a laser pointer button and an on/off switch. It also includes an alt tab application switch. The long range 2.4GHz wireless technology has up to a 30 ft. range, which is ideal for a large conference room. The preset RF connection enables true plug-and-play capability; no driver is required. Stop tripping over wires and asking colleges to change the slides- this presenter is ideal for any PowerPoint presentation.

621.389 VOI
VoiceSaver personal PA
equipment
1 voicesaver -- 1 headset microphone -- 1 manual -- 1 adapter -- belt. Requires 4 AA rechargeable batteries (included) This unit is a self-contained public address system for small meetings and classroom instruction. Grades: Adult. Califone, Chatsworth, Calif., c200?

745.5 BAU
Spring surprises: hundreds of ideas and activitives for the spring season
book
Includes ideas, activities, and skill sheets for teachers to use in the months of March, April, and May. Good Apple, Carthage, IL, c1984

970.004 TRI
Tribal nations: the story of federal Indian law
videodisc
"Produced ... in collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College Criminal Justice Center for Innovation, Appleton, Wisconsin"--Container. Provided by the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners. This 60 minute documentary is a beautifully illustrated introductory history of how federal Indian law has developed in the United States and the impacts federal policies have had on American Indian people. It covers basic principles of federal Indian law from the arrival of Columbus through the self-determination era of today, ending with a look to the future of tribes and American Indian and Alaska Native people. Grades: 11-Adult. Tanana Chiefs Conference, Pennsauken, NJ, c2006

BIG 700.92 PIC Picturing america
art reproduction
40 large-scaled reproduction of American art -- 1 Teacher's resource book The nations's artistic heritage our painting, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography offers unique insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations of our country. Picturing America a far-reaching new program from the National Endowment fo rthe Humanities in Cooperation with the American Library Association, brings this vital heritage to all Americans. By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into public and private schools, libraries, and communities. Picturing America gives participants the opportunity to learn about our nation's history and culture in a fresh and engaging way. The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America, the cultural, political and the historical threads woven into our nations's fabric over time. Collectively, the masterpieces in Picturing America, used in conjunction with the Teacher's Resource Book and program web site helps students experience the humanity of history and enhance the teaching and understandinf of America's past. Grades: All. National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, n.d.

MIC 361.196 ACC
Accessibility suite
computer file
The Accessibility Suite is the ultimate collection of literacy tools that support individuals who find reading and writing challenging. Users can read documents in standard file formats such as Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (.rtf), text file format (.txt), HTML, and PDF. Not only can these files be read, but they can also be converted to audio files for use on a CD or MP3 player while away from the computer. The Suite also contains robust tools to allow you to enhance composition skills, scan and read documents, look up a word or definition in the integrated dictionary, create study notes and much more. Tools in the Suite are just a click away -- the Floating Toolbar can be locked so that it is always on top of the applications in use. You can also change and set the voice and reading rate for all the programs from the toolbar. The Floating Toolbar can be launched at start up, making it easy for the users to quickly find all the products, without having to search through the start menu. Includes Scan and Read Pro, Talking Word Processor, Premier Predictor Pro, PDF Equalizer, PDF Magic Pro, Text-To-Audio, E-Text Reader, Universal Reader Plus, Ultimate Talking Dictionary, E-Library Volume 1, Talking Checkbook, Text Cloner Pro and PDF Builder. Grades: All. Premier Assistive, DeWitt, Mich., c2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage five: advanced concepts and communication benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 5 the learner focuses on understanding and using language, and academic concepts. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage four: early concepts benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 4 the learner focuses on traditional academic and social readiness skills such as letter and number recognition, counting, creating patterns, and so on. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage one: cause and effect benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 1 the learner begins to focus on the target or object on the computer screen. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage seven: written expression benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 6 the learner practices life skills in readiness for the real event. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage six: functional learning benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 6 the learner practices life skills in readiness for the real event. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage three: emerging language benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 3 the learner gains an understanding of language with an increase in the range of language interactions. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stage two: language readiness benchmark activity kit
computer file
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). In Stage 2 the learner explores early language through interactions on the computer. Grades: All. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c2000-2002

MIC 361.196 PUG
Stages: software solutions for special needs
book
Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities).. Assistive Technology, Newton, Mass., c1999

MIC 362.196 055 PIC
Picture it v4 for Windows
computer file
Allows users to quickly and easily add picture symbols to the words a person types. Grades: PreK-12. Slater Software, Cuffey, CO, c2002

MIC 362.4 GOT
Go talk overlay software: Win/Mac version 1.1
computer file
Creating overlays that look great is easy with new GoTalk Overlay Software! Includes over a thousand photos and illustrations from the original version. Newly added is a CD with 3000 Imagine Symbols illustrations that can be imported into the program. You can also paste your own images into any overlay. Overlay cells can contain an image, text in any language (using Latin alphabet) or both. Multiple editing features let you change color, size, font or text, and move, enlarge, rotate and crop pictures. Templates included for Pocket GoTalk, One by Four Talker and the Personal Talker, as well as the new GoTalk4, 9+ and 20+. Print out overlays with any inkjet or laser printer. Printed overlays can be used on their own as communcation sheets. Grades: Adult. Attainment, Verona, Wis, 2003

MIC 362.4 TEX
TextAssist 4.0: Windows version
computer file
TextAssist is an advanced reader agent that empowers the PC with the ability to synthesize human voices from any Windows application. TextAssist features multiple pre-defined voices, which can be fully customized to allow users to create new voices by changing the pitch, speed, richness, and other speech parameters. In addition, TextAssist allows customization of the way it pronounces words, and incorporates features for displaying the text with a magnified font that highlights words as they are spoken. It offers users a simple, easy-to-use interface and installation process and can be used for both business and educational purposes. In the classroom it can help those learning to read, including those learning English as a second language (ESL). TextAssist is also a valuable tool for people with learning disabilities, speech disorders, dyslexia and visual impairments. Grades: All

MIC 362.4 WRI
Writing with symbols 2000 for Windows: a powerful talking and word processing program with over 8,000 pictures
computer file
This powerful word/picture processing program allows you to type words and have the option of having picture symbols quickly pop in with each word. WWS 2000 is a program with 3 primary purposes: allows teachers and parents to make picture materials, allows nontext ready individuals to write with pictures, allows text users to have a talking word processing program with a pictorial spell checker. Grades: 1-12.Mayer-Johnson, Solana Beach, CA, 1999.

MIC 372.4 PLA
Planet Wobble, level 1, set A
computer file
1 CD-ROM -- 3 paperbacks (At Wobble park -- At Wobble pool -- At Wobble beach). PC or Mac with Clicker 4 installed. Planet Wobble is an exciting and innovative series of materials for early readers and writers. Planet Wobble includes CD-ROMs containing Clicker on-screen animated talking books, and activities and accompanying printed books for reading anywhere. Level 1 books have eight pages, including an introductory page, a concluding page and a page dedicated to each of the Wobble children, to introduce them to the reader. Repeated similar sentence structures and strong visual clues, in pictures and animations, support early readers. Grades: 1-5. Crick Software, [S.l], c2002

MIC 372.4 WOR
WordMaker: Mac and Windows
computer file
Students who lack proficient decoding skills struggle to ever achieve fluency and comprehension. Using varied activities, WordMaker provides a systematic and interactive approach to teaching word attack and spelling skills. This software allows students to increase decoding skills by manipulating letters, onsets and rimes to learn new patterns in meaningful contexts, learn phonetically irregular words, or sight words, through word walls and learn challenging words. Don Johnston, Volo, Ill., c2003

MIC 411 REP
Report writer interactive
computer file
Improve your students' standardized test scores as well as their overall writing skills. Students simply follow the on-screen prompts, one step at a time, culminating in a complete and correctly formatted written assignment. Includes 50 templates. Catagories include mathematics, science, and health, writing formats, language arts, music and arts, social studies, and more. Grades: 6-12. FTC, Bloomington, Ill., c200?

MIC 419 LON
Boardmaker PCS sign language libraries Vol. 3: user guide and picture index
computer file
Over 730 language symbols in American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed Exact English (SEE) to accompany Boardmaker. Grades: All. Mayer-Johnson, Solana Beach, CA, 2001

MIC 419 LON
Boardmaker PCS sign language symbols Vol. I-III
computer file
Over 700 language symbols in American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed Exact English (SEE) to accompany Boardmaker. Grades: All. Mayer-Johnson, Solana Beach, CA, 2001

MIC 510 INT
IntelliTools math number concepts 1: with Oshi the otter
computer file
Students travel to the land of ice and snow where polar friends Penn and Gwen help them master mathmatical concepts such as skip counting, place value and factoring. Grades : 3-5. IntelliTools, Petaluma, CA, 2001

MMOD 362.4 LOT
LoTTIE kit for math
kit
MATERIALS ARE EVALUATIVE, TO TRY OUT WITH STUDENTS. Onion Mountain Technology, Canton, Conn, 2004

MMOD 371.2 FUC
Dynamic assessment of test accommodations, grades 4-5: DATA
test
Determine appropriate test accommodations based on empirical evidence using the DATA. For individuals or groups of students with learning disabilities in grades 4-5, DATA can help multidisciplinary teams objectively determine appropriate test accommodations in order to meet IDEA reauthorization and ADA legislative requirements. Research findings indicate that DATA-derived decisions regarding accommodations are better predictors of enhanced student performance on standardized tests than teacher-based decisions alone. IEP teams can use information derived from DATA to supplement informal judgments about appropriate and permissible test accommodations for students with special needs. Practitioners administer brief tests, with and without testing accommodations. Student scores, with and without accommodations, are compared to those of a nondisabled normative sample. When scores indicate that a student benefits from an accommodation more than would be expected in the nondisabled normative sample, the accommodation is recommended. Grades: Adult. Psychological Corp, San Antonio, Tex., c2003

MMOD 372.21 CRE
Creating teaching tools for young children with challenging behaviors: TTYC
kit
Creating Teaching Tools for Young Children with Challenging Behavior is a FREE product developed by the Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) that gives teachers practical strategies, developed from TACSEI’s research activities and experiences in Positive Behavior Support, to create a plan to support young children who are having challenging behavior. The Teaching Tools provide: 1.) easily accessible ideas and materials such as handouts, worksheets, techniques, strategies, and visuals to support children in the classroom and other learning environments, and 2.) ideas of effective intervention approaches for children who do not need a functional assessment to determine the function of the child’s problem behavior or a team-based process to address persistent challenging behavior. Grades: Adult. Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, [S.l], c2008

MMOD 372.465 MOR
Phonics: phonemic awareness, gold stage
kit
The program offers an intentional, deliberate, sequential plan of active instruction that targets individual needs in grades K-1. Combining systematic and deliberate hands-on instruction with an effective problem-solving approach, this program develops key phonemic concepts through pattern exploration. When students internalize the patterns in words, their retention and application vital sound-to-print concepts improve – and so does their progress in reading and writing. Grades: Adult. Steck-Vaughn, Orlando, FL, c2005

MMOD 621.389 NBP
Wireless microphone system
equipment
1 WR22-PRO descrete 2 channel VHF wireless receiver -- 2 mini-to-mini plug cables -- Instruction sheet -- 1 WL/T Pro wireless lapel microphone -- 1 microphone on cable -- 1 clip -- instruction sheet. A VHF "discrete" non-diversity receiver, the WR22-PRO allows you to use two wireless microphones simultaneously. Each receiver inside the case is set to a different frequency, allowing you to record the sound from 2 microphones at the same time. On-board controls allow you, the videographer, to monitor the signals being received and to stop receiving from either microphone if you wish. Receiver format: Discrete 2 channel; requires a 9V battery. Grades: Adult. Azden, Franklin Square, NY, 2002

MMOD 973.04 AFR
Remembering African American lives
kit
This kit focuses attention on the contributions of African Americans so that young people will understand, discuss and honor accomplishments from the past. Grades: 4-12. Bi-Folkal Productions, Madison, Wis., c1998

MOD 362.4 ALL
All-turn-it
equipment
Students practice basic concepts such as numbers, colors and shapes. The All-Turn-It spinner is a fun way to include students with disabilities in regular classroom activities even if they don't understand the curriculum content. Setup is so easy you can use it right out of the box. The included dice overlay permits students to play any game that uses dice. Both arrow and inner overlays spin independently with each switch activation, providing countless opportunities for learning. Use built-in switch or any external switch. Grades: All. Ablenet, Minneapolis, Minn., c1996

MOD 966.7 GHA
Ghana resource kit
kit
A collection of materials to support the study of Ghana. Grades: All. Kathy Peterson, Eau Claire, Wis., 2008

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