Special education, mental health, and Section 504 needs. Physical, behavioral, emotional, or learning needs requiring specialized services or accommodation.
Nov 23, 2018
We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland.
We wanted to see what the United States could learn from an education system that consistently receives top marks from UNICEF, the OECD, and the World Economic Forum.
Oct 15, 2018
Every day, students with autism bring life experiences into the classroom that can make learning a challenge. Immersive online games can help these students navigate their unique social or emotional challenges and build self-confidence. These games can also help classmates understand the experiences of their peers with autism.
Game to Improve Social and Emotional Skills
Adventures Aboard the S.S. GRIN, a nine-episode online game, is designed to teach social skills to children aged 7–12 who experience social behavioral problems and lack of motivation.
Game to Educate Children About Autism
College students in Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center have developed a free 30-minute video game called Prism to help elementary-aged students understand the experiences of their peers with autism.
Oct 05, 2018
Melissa Charette (Regional Teacher of the Year for the Olympia area) has created an environment unlike any other I’ve seen in a middle school. I walked in early in the morning, after students were already settled into their first period classes. The hallways were quiet and I could hear the sounds of learning and engagement all around me. Washington Middle School is already a pleasant place to be, with bright hallways and student artwork on the walls, but Melissa’s class makes it a truly amazing community.
Sep 17, 2018
The Autism Science Foundation
provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism. Visitors to the foundation’s website will find information on early signs of autism, quick facts about autism, science related to autism, and more.
Sep 14, 2018
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.