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October 16th, 2013
Here’s Common Core help for students with disabilities
New website helps students with disabilities meet Common Core standards
The Center for Technology Implementation has launched a new website, called PowerUp What Works, offering free resources and information to help educators ensure that students with disabilities meet the Common Core State Standards.
PowerUp links evidence-based practices, Universal Design for Learning, and technology to guide teachers, school leaders, professional development facilitators, and teacher educators in their professional learning, its makers say. The website’s goal is to enhance teaching and learning in English language arts (ELA) and math through the effective implementation of technology tools and strategies.
Resources available through the website include:
• Instructional Strategy Guides in ELA and Math to help teachers differentiate instruction;
• A PowerUp blog, “Tech Matters,” with ideas for using the latest technology, as well as “grab-and-go” resources to use today;
• A Technology Implementation Practice Guide to strengthen school-wide technology initiatives;
• A PD Facilitator Guide and support materials to customize professional learning opportunities; and
• A Resource Library with a wealth of trusted resources to enhance teaching and learning with technology.
Through PowerUp, teachers can personalize learning for their students using evidence-based practices supported by the most effective technology. Professional development facilitators and teacher educators can use the PowerUp materials to customize trainings across different professional learning settings. And school leaders can use PowerUp to plan and sustain their school-wide technology implementation process to support teachers and students to achieve their learning goals and meet the Common Core standards.