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  • Effective Use of the Literacy Quality Indicators as a Tool for Assessing School District's Instructional Programs & Practices-

    This presentation will provide participants with a brief overview of the format of the LQIs. Case studies will be presented on the various ways school districts have incorporated the use of LQIs in determining priority need areas as well as prescribing and planning activities to change practices to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. Several "Walkthrough" formats that have been designed based on the LQIs will be shared.

    Two books recommended in this session were

  • IRIS Modules for - Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive modules, podcasts, case studies and articles that directly and effectively translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring. Very effective modules that can be used directly with students in teacher preparation programs.
  • UDL Book Builder- The CAST Book Builder is an online utility that makes it easy to build accessible, online books that include audio support, glossaries, and learning guides. The utility is free and there is a growing collection of books as people create more and contribute them to the collection. It fully supports the use of effective UDL practices.
  • New York State Reading Academy- This is the Moodle being used by all regions as the New York State Reading Resource Center online courses. This site has all the state-wide courses being offered through the Resource Centers from each region in the state. You will want to contact your local Resource Center to register for these courses.
  • Online book for Maximizing Literacy Learning for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities- This online book was prepared by Roberta F. Schnorr and Amanda Fenlon from SUNY Oswego and does a great job of adressing literacy skills. It is full of extra documents, examples and videos of the techniques being described. (some restrictions exist regarding who can view the videos)
  • Book: A Land We can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism- by Paula Kluth and Kelly Chandler-Olcot isbn: 978-1-55766-855-4 paperback Teachers are going to love this book! Passionate and practical, it moves beyond "sight words" and other functional literacy skills and provides the know-how for bringing quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. Authored by respected, dynamic scholars in autism and literacy, the book breaks new ground as it focuses specifically on ways in which educators can improve literacy outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders in Grades K–12 classrooms.
  • Principal's Academy for Reading First- The Reading First initiative provides specifications and opportunities for schools to improve students' reading performance. The New York State Principal Academy consists of information to guide principals in establishing and maintaining effective Reading First environments.
  • New York State Reading Resource Center- The mission of the New York State Reading Resource Center is to ensure the consistent use of scientifically based reading research and instruction through the dissemination of accurate information, statewide, on current research and best/effective/evidence-based practices in reading instruction.
  • The Starfall learn-to-read- Primarily designed for first grade, is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade.
  • PBS - Ready To Learn- Integrated free and universally available children's educational television and online resources with community outreach to help parents and educators prepare young children for success in school.
  • Examining the Effect of Computer-Based Passage Presentation on Reading Test Performance- Examines the impact of transitioning 4th grade reading comprehension assessments to the computer.