Thursday, January 29, 2015

No Barriers Youth

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Interested in a Grand Canyon expedition for students ages 15-19 who are "sighted, blind, [or] visually impaired?" Leading the Way, a program that unites students on incredible adventures around the world, is offering just that--an expedition of the upper half of the Grand Canyon. Participants will learn the adaptive skills necessary to fulfill their roles as members of a diverse team striving to accomplish a common goal.

The next expedition will be held in mid-July. To apply, please visit:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Identification and evaluation of learning disabilities: The school team's guide to student success

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One size does not fit all for helping students with learning disabilities—and it doesn't work for identifying learning disabilities either. Identification and evaluation of learning disabilities: The school team's guide to student success is a practical, easy-to-use handbook that offers a comprehensive plan, guiding general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages that ensure students get the best services and support they need to be successful. -from the book description

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Save the Date! Design for a Small (Aging) Planet Symposium

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Organized by the Center on Aging and Community, a public symposium will be offered in conjunction with the City of Bloomington's Creative Aging Festival. This symposium will offer topics on new thinking about the design of environments for a lifetime–from closet to community.

Dates:
Thursday April 30 (5-7:00 pm) - Friday, May 1 (8:30 am–3:30 pm)
         
Location:
Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington

Conference fee:
$60.00, includes reception, breakfast, and luncheon

For more information on this symposium, please visit:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mobile App Monday - WeCookit

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Got a reluctant eater? Get 'em in the kitchen with WeCookit. The app includes stunning retina photography and provides step-by-step instructions for each and every mouthwatering recipe. We included recipes for great foods kids love to eat, based almost entirely on fresh ingredients. You will be able to create your own cooking gallery as you cook.

Want to see more about this app? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wecookit-recipes-cooking-tips/id731343271?mt=8

Friday, January 23, 2015

Strategy instruction for students with learning disabilities

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Strategy instruction for students with learning disabilities provides a step-by-step guide to cognitive strategy instruction, one of the most effective instructional techniques for struggling learners. The authors present well-validated strategies that target self-regulated learning and study skills as well as performance in specific content areas, such as writing, reading, and math. Detailed classroom examples illustrate how to teach the strategies systematically and monitor student outcomes. -book description

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

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rare

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Rare, a feature documentary, follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time, as she unites a group of isolated people from around the world in a quest to cure her daughter's rare genetic disease.

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chicken soup for the soul: Living with Alzheimer's & other dementias

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. This Chicken Soup for the Soul book is filled with 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like you. It is a source of support and encouragement throughout your caregiving journey.

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