Friday, June 24, 2016

The survival guide for new special education teachers


"Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and individual professional development." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities


Promoting successful transition to adulthood for students with disabilities "provides practical knowledge and tools geared toward real-world educators. It presents clear guidelines for all aspects of team-based transition planning for individuals with various levels of disability, illustrated with vignettes of three secondary students who are followed throughout the book. The authors describe evidence-based practices for conducting assessments and promoting optimal outcomes in the areas of employment, postsecondary education, and independent living." -publisher

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Using technology to engage students with learning disabilities


Using technology to engage students with learning disabilities is a short 47-page nod to using today’s technology with students who might benefit from it greatly—those with learning disabilities. The book covers why technology, particularly mobile apps with today’s increasing use of iPads in the classroom, can be great tools for students with learning disabilities and suggests some specific apps found to be most useful. It highlights ways text to speech works for reading disabilities and offers websites and mobile apps suggestions for mathematics disabilities.

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Special educational needs: A guide for inclusive practice


Special educational needs: A guide for inclusive practice "is ideal for students, teachers, practitioners and specialists, and provides a solid foundation for understanding and supporting learners with additional needs. Covering contemporary policy issues, perspectives from practice and a range of common syndromes and barriers Special Educational Needs presents a wealth of information and guidance for students and professionals on how to achieve effective, inclusive practice." -publisher

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this text or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Mobile App Monday - Cooking Fun For Kids


"Designed for children eight and under, the one-of-a-kind app features a cute cast of silly pea and bean characters who guide users through playful recipes, star in food games and magically appear in videos. The app offers a play-by-play on creating the most popular “Imaginibbles” recipes from Bean Sprouts and the award-winning book it inspired: Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food." -iTunes

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id799530322

Friday, June 17, 2016

Need some help with college?

The Disability Care Center is currently offering two scholarships: The Disabled Student Scholarship and The Special Education Scholarship. All applicants who apply for one of the scholarship programs must be full-time students in pursuit of a college degree. The scholarships can help further the education of American college students who either have a disability or are seeking a degree in special education.

For more information, please visit:
http://usascholarships.com/disability-care-center-scholarships/

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Professional development that sticks: How do I create meaningful learning experiences for educators?


"In Professional Development That Sticks, Fred Ende makes the case for a better approach that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. Here, school leaders will find a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. Ende's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up. In addition, PDL's Think, Act, and Reflect method ensures your teachers will acquire meaningful, deep, sticky learning that lasts." -publisher

Want to check it out? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.