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U-STARS~PLUS Science Set

CEC’s U-STARS~PLUS series has everything you need to bring science to life in your K-3 classroom, through the power of storytelling: Science and Literature Connections (32 lesson plans) Science & Nonfiction Connections (32 lesson plans) Family Science Packets (20 take-home science activities) Each lesson plan matches a science concept with a work of fiction or nonfiction and includes concept maps, ...

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Webinar: Multi-Sensory Math Methodologies

Students with visual-spatial and language processing difficulties often struggle to understand and process the intricacies of mathematics. This webinar will present methodologies that have been used in small group and individual instruction settings to increase the student’s ability to make connections using multi-sensory, concrete representations. After this webinar, you will be able to: Immediately utilize clearly illustrated examples, models, and strategies ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra

Although two federal panels have concluded that all students can learn mathematics and most can succeed through Algebra 2, the abstractness of algebra and missing precursor understandings may be overwhelming to many students … and their teachers. Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic & Algebra responds to this need for instruction and interventions that go beyond typical math lesson plans. Providing ...

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Understanding Students with Autism Through Art

Classroom educators at all levels have been presented with new challenges and opportunities by great increases in the number of students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This book, written for preservice teachers and for practitioners in the field, shares the expertise of professionals from the fields of art education, special education, art therapy, museum education, and medical research. It ...

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Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn

Many practical books for music educators who work with special needs students focus on students’ disabilities, rather than on the inclusive classroom more generally. In Including Everyone, Judith Jellison offers a new approach that identifies broader principles of inclusive music instruction writ large. Including Everyone equips music teachers with five principles of effective instruction that are applicable in both classroom ...

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Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities

Exceptional Music Pedagogy offers readers in music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally-informed resource for effective music pedagogies. Volume editors Deborah VanderLinde Blair and Kimberly McCord have here a diverse and international set of teachers and researchers. Each working outward from their own national perspectives, the chapter authors explore the histories of ...

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Teaching Elementary Mathematics to Struggling Learners

Packed with effective instructional strategies, this book explores why certain K-5 students struggle with math and provides a framework for helping these learners succeed. The authors present empirically validated practices for supporting students with disabilities and others experiencing difficulties in specific areas of math, including problem solving, early numeracy, whole-number operations, fractions, geometry, and algebra. Concrete examples, easy-to-implement lesson-planning ideas, ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Professional Development Kit

As with any new instructional framework, the incorporation of training is paramount to embracing all the benefits that U-STARS~PLUS provides. Containing all the components of the U-STARS~PLUS Teacher’s Set, plus a Personnel Preparation CD (not for individual sale) that contains more than 15 presentations to fully engage teachers in providing instruction that facilitates student learning “at-potential.” 2015. #P5992.  

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Nonfiction Connections

The newest addition to the U-STARS~PLUS product line, Science & Nonfiction Connections provides educators with a complementary companion to the popular Family Science Packets and Science & Literature Connections. This new book includes over 30 lesson plans aligned with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, focusing on popular, current nonfiction science publications. Science & Nonfiction Connections belongs in ...

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Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities: Solve It!

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure involving multiple cognitive processes beyond computing an equation. Students must comprehend the problem information, create a mental model of the problem, and from that model determine and execute a viable ...

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Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) This program will give you two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skill. You’ll learn how to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction and how to teach computation with and without ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards and Students with Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) A wave of STEM instruction is sweeping the country, but students with disabilities are not always riding that wave, especially in science. This webinar will change the tide by providing you with better instructional strategies to help you reach students with high-incidence disabilities such as emotional, behavioral, or learning ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Teacher’s Set

Start the implementation of U-STARS~PLUS, with all the tools necessary! This combined package for teachers includes one of each of the following: TOPS folder set with guide, Family Science Packets, Science & Literature Connections , and our newest U-STARS~PLUS publication, Science & Nonfiction Connections! #P5970.

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U-STARS~PLUS Family Science Packets

The Family Science Packets are organized around key science concepts that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and are composed of two major sections: Teacher Notes and Family Science Activity. Materials for families are provided in English and Spanish on the accompanying CD. Each activity identifies processing skills critical for student advancement including formulating a hypothesis, predicting, and ...

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Common Core Standards: Mathematics, Grades K-5

Excelling at math is no longer simply a matter of getting answers right. Today, the Common Core State standards require not only computational fluency, but also a deep level of comprehension and critical thinking skills.  Common Core Standards: A Step-by-Step Approach – Mathematics, Grades K-5 guides teachers in implementing instruction that builds the full range of mathematics skills outlined in ...

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