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Jun 01, 2016

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Hands-On, Teacher-to-Teacher Training

The National Math + Science Initiative's (NMSI) Laying the Foundation Program provides teachers of grades 3-12 with content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training. The training offers educators a variety of opportunities to strengthen their content knowledge and practice teaching strategies-all aligned with state standards.

Dyslexia Handbook

May 19, 2016

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Structured Literacy

The degree of difficulty a child with dyslexia has with reading, spelling, and/or speaking varies from person to person due to inherited differences in brain development, as well as the type of teaching the child receives.

Disabilities Langauge Styleguide

May 19, 2016

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Clarity and Sensitivity

When we’re reporting on special education, we inevitably run up against questions about how we should refer to students with disabilities and to the disabilities themselves. For help, Kristin Gilger, an associate dean at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and director of the National Center on Disabilities and Journalism (NCDJ) at Arizona State University, has put together a Disabilities Language Style Guide to help navigate this minefield. The style guide is intended for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities.

Issues That Matter

May 19, 2016

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Issues That Matter

Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities.

Captioning Training Module

May 19, 2016

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Captioned Simulations

The free Post-Production/Offline Captioning training module, created by Pepnet 2 in conjunction with Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), overviews what captions are and why they are essential to providing access for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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