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Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

With schools across the country closed, parents are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support learning at home. Here are a few recommended sites. The IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University has created a free training module for families, Parents: Supporting Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic, that offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies. Teenagers need structure and… Continue reading: Helping Families Cope with Remote Learning

Free Online Professional Development from Iris Center

The IRIS center at Vanderbilt University develops free online resources to support all learners, especially struggling learners and those with disabilities. Transition resources include eight training modules, 38 information briefs, and 19 video vignettes! Among the eight secondary transition training modules are: School Counselors: Facilitating Transitions for Students with Disabilities from High School to Post-School… Continue reading: Free Online Professional Development from Iris Center

Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

We recently attended a useful session at the annual American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES) conference. It was “Ideas that Work: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources,” presented by David Emenheiser from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). David reviewed more than 25 online tools, training modules… Continue reading: Easy Access, Free of Charge Resources

Two Favorite Transition Resources

There are two resources we find ourselves recommending over and over. One is the awesome occupation exploration website, My Next Move, and the other is an insightful college readiness checklist for students and parents. My Next Move website My Next Move is a very friendly front-end to the comprehensive-but-harder-to-use federal occupations database, O*NET OnLine. Each… Continue reading: Two Favorite Transition Resources

Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person

Note taking is the practice of capturing important pieces of information in a systematic way. Note taking is a commonly needed accommodation at both high school and postsecondary education levels, and in other situations requiring learning, including job sites and internships. Effective note taking for others is a skill acquired through training and strengthened through… Continue reading: Resource Spotlight: Taking Notes for Another Person