The CONNECT Modules teach practices to solve dillemas in Early Childhood Education.

What Works Clearinghouse

A central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Institute of Education Sciences

IES is the nation's engine for education research, evaluation, assessment, development and statistics.

Equity Alliance

Research based practices and loads of other resources for including everyone.

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.

Teacher Professional Development Network of Central New York

The Central New York Teacher Professional Development Network was created to improve teaching and learning in our region by helping schools maximize professional development resources and opportunities for teachers, administrators and paraprofessionals.

New York ACTS - An initiative for Adults and Children on the Autism Spectrum

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families now
have a single comprehensive resource to go to for important information
on ASD and New York State (NYS) services available to address the needs
of these individuals and their families. New York ACTS (An Initiative
for Adults and Children on the Spectrum) is a web site developed by the
New York State Interagency Task Force on Autism, a partnership of 11
State agencies.

In addition to information on autism and NYS services and supports for

Intervention Central

Intervention Central is committed to the goal of making quality Response-to-Intervention resources available to educators at no cost--especially in these times of tight school budgets. The site was created in 2000 by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York.


This website has a great definition of inclusion as well as nice connections for making an inclusive community.

Autism Internet Professional Development Modules

The Autism Internet Modules project will develop a series of 60 modules by the time the project is complete on topics including assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment. Module authors include experts on ASD from across the nation. The AIM platform was designed and built by OCALI staff with components consistent with research on how adults learn.


UDL resources Wiki

This community wiki on UDL is maintained by Dr. Kathleen Gradel of SUNY Fredonia.

New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (RtI-TAC)

The mission of the NYS Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center is to support capacity-building efforts of New York State schools to implement proven and promising practices within a Response to Intervention model. This website is designed to provide resources and tools to educators and families regarding effective RtI practices.

Open Educational Resources (OER Commons)

Open Educational Resources are all about sharing.

In a brave new world of learning, OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.

Browse and search OER Commons to find curriculum, and tag, rate, and review it for others.


Blogs and Wikis for Assistive and Instructional Technology Resources

Dr Sarah McPherson used this wiki to present her workshop at the Routes to RtI Summer Symposium (July 2008) of the Long Island Regional Task Force on Inclusive Schooling.


Teachers need easy access to information about assistive technology. Blogs and wikis can help. Teachers and others can use these web 2.0 tools to share resources about technology for meeting students’ special needs. At this session find out how you can use blogs and wikis to help children learn.

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.

S3tairproject website

The S3tair Project (Supporting Successful Strategies to Achieve Improved Results in NYS) website provides a calendar of scheduled site visits related to the project.

The S3TAIR Project will identify schools that have implemented and sustained effective, evidence-based practices resulting in positive outcomes for students with disabilities, and will support replication of these practices in other schools.

 The project relies on Regional Field Facilitators (RFF) to coordinate the site visits and efforts of the project.

Disability History Week

States are taking an important step in the promotion of further understanding and awareness of disability history and the disability rights movement by designating a week (or more) to acknowledge the role and contributions of individuals with disabilities in our society. During an established Disability History Week, states will require their public schools to infuse instruction and activities related to disability history into the existing school curriculum.

The Museum of Disability

Interesting website with great information related to disability and its role in history.

National Center on Response to Intervention

The American Institutes for Research and researchers from Vanderbilt University and the University of Kansas -- through funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) -- have established the National Center on response to intervention. The Center’s mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and building the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for RTI/EIS.

Special Education Resources for General Educators (SERGE)

The SERGE website was designed to provide general classroom educators with quick access to information and professional development about addressing the needs of students who have disabilities and special education. Interesting set-up arranges content by essential questions.

What Kind of World Do You Want

An interesting approach to raising both money and awareness about Autism.


Career Zone - job skills and tasks

Provides task and skill lists for a large variety of jobs. Semi-speicific to New York State.

Because We Can Change the World by Mara Sapon-Shevin

This website is dedicated to promoting the development of inclusive schools and communities. It describes Mara's work in the areas of teaching for social justice, inclusive education and using music and movement to promote equity and inclusion. Several of her books and publications are featured too.
Actually two different sites with similar look but different content.

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.

Positive Behavioral Supports website

This is the website for PBIS.
The OSEP-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools.


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

The official website for the IDEA.

Matrix for national educational technical support

The Matrix provides information on federally supported technical assistance services to a range of stakeholders and encourages collaboration in planning and implementation among technical assistance providers.

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