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MAKE INCLUSION WORK!

Inclusion as an approach is the law of the land; as an attitude, inclusion presents one of the most idealistic and creative challenges teachers have ever faced! Classrooms today are far more diverse than heretofore, both nationally and locally. Students formerly in Resource Rooms and Gifted Centers are now integrated into the mainstream--which has undergone pressures to detrack.

  1. The ANIMAL SCHOOL

  2. A.D.D. The Karmic View

  3. ThinkQuest theAbleDisAbled

  4. The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Related Web Sites

  5. Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Transition Plan

  6. Essential Tools -- The Essential Tools series include resource guides, practice guides, policy guides, and other guides to increase the capacity of organizations involved in secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

  7. The Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes of Youth with Emotional Disturbances

  8. Who Are Secondary Students in Special Education Today? -- Understanding the complex set of characteristics that youth with disabilities bring to their experiences at school and in the community is a foundation for serving them well.

  9. The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre Evidence Library -- Extensive array of best practices studies!

  10. What Works: Transition Research Synthesis Project

  11. When Thinking Skills Trump Reading Skills -- Adolescents and “back-to-basics” reading programs rarely mix. Four strategies stimulate thinking while teens learn to read.

  12. Task, Text, and Talk: Literacy for All Subjects -- Disciplinary literacy builds secondary students' academic content knowledge and their reading, writing, and thinking skills at the same time.

  13. GUIDANCE on TEACHING GIFTED and TALENTED PUPILS -- Outstanding British site with guidelines and strategies for each subject!

  14. *LD in Depth -- Numerous topics, clearly and concisely explained

  15. Inclusion and Bilingual Students

  16. Assessment in Special Ed. and Inclusion

  17. Transition to Work/College for Special Education Learners

  18. Education: Gifted and Talented Students

  19. INCLUSION -- Very practical links!

  20. Big Chalk's SPECIAL EDUCATION Links

  21. The New IDEA Survival Guide -- Excellent links from NEA!

  22. Disability Advocacy and Legal Resources

  23. www 4teachers Special Needs Links

  24. Teaching Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Case Studies

  25. Characteristics of Behavior Disorders & Emotional Disturbance -- Terrific array of sites, including Teaching Strategies

  26. Teaching Strategies and Techniques -- Specific by type of disability problem

  27. General and IEP Resources -- Check out the IEP links in particular!

  28. Understanding the Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)

  29. LEARNED HELPLESSNESS" and the LD STUDENT

  30. Enabling Inclusion

  31. FOR KIDS -- Games and fun for LD kids!
  32. COLLABORATIVE TEACHING: SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION [an e-book]
  33. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
  34. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION WEB SITE
  35. Family Village - global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support
  36. Parents Helping Parents -- Parent-directed family resource center for children with any kind of special need
  37. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA - non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia
  38. LDOnline - Web newspaper with links to professional resources, information about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, and an interactive KidZone
  39. Students with Special Needs -- Superb articles and links from New Horizons for Learning
  40. Schwab Foundation for Learning - raising awareness about learning differences and providing parents and teachers with the information, resources and support they need to improve the lives of kids with learning differences
  41. Family Village: A Global Community of Disability- Related Resources - directory of resources covering disability issues on the Internet
  42. Teaching All Students -- Web Wonders with great links
  43. Deciding to Teach Them All -- Asking the right questions has an enormous impact on how we pursue equity and excellence in our classrooms.
  44. The Council for Exceptional Children - news, CEC training and events information, standards and accreditation, publications and products, public policy and legislation information, and clearinghouses for special education
  45. Federal Resource Center for Special Education - special education technical assistance project
  46. Dyspraxia Foundation - information, support groups, and links on dyspraxia and dyslexia
  47. Inclusive Learning Environments for Students With Special Needs
  48. CIRCLE OF INCLUSION
  49. CONSORTIUM ON INCLUSIVE SCHOOL PRACTICES
  50. With Boys in Mind / Teaching to the Minds of Boys -- Boy-friendly strategies that produced remarkable results
  51. With Boys in Mind / Media and Literacy: What's Good? -- Rather than bemoan boys' fascination with movies and video games, teachers can use these visually mediated narratives to engage reluctant readers and writers.
  52. UVa SPECIAL ED WEB SITE
  53. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN SPECIAL ED
  54. PREVENTION YELLOW PAGES
  55. Inclusion Press Homepage
  56. All Kinds of Minds On-Line Resources

  57. Celebrate Strengths, Nurture Affinities: A Conversation with Mel Levine

  58. Gaining Traction, Gaining Ground: How Some High Schools Accelerate Learning for Struggling Students

  59. Grading Students with Disabilities -- Research tells us what kinds of grading adaptations can produce fair and meaningful grades for all students.



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