An AAF Facilitator Training at Boston Teachers Union will be held for all school psychology staff members at the Boston Teachers Union on Friday, September 6th from 1 - 3 PM. Contact Kim Willingham at email@example.com
A new flowchart for the Joseph Lee Elementary School is now available, detailing Tier 1 Core Instruction, and Tier 2 and 3 Intervention. You can find a copy of the flowchart here
As the 2012 - 2013 school year comes to a close, we have already begun planning exciting professional development opportunities for the summer. We are offering both online and day-long, face-to-face workshops. Check out the 3 flyers that list all of the course options. Dates, times, and locations will be announced soon! You can register for all courses through MyLearning Plan.
In response to the overwhelming registration for the online
courses we launched last spring and summer, we have just re-released the courses
on MyLearningPlan®. Please click on the PDF below to view a description
of these courses. You will find these courses address
a variety of topics related to teaching and learning, including differentiating
instruction and inclusive schooling practices. If you would like us to
help you think about how to use the courses in this way or if you have any
questions about the courses, contact Kimberly Willingham at EDC, Inc.
Two of our schools that are implementing the Academic Achievement Framework were highlighted by Edvestors and selected as 2012 Schools on the Move finalists. The schools selected are making significant progress toward closing the achievement gaps for all students.
The Joseph J. Hurley K–8 School, one of only five Spanish-English Two-Way Immersion schools in the Boston Public Schools, uses creative scheduling with the thoughtful use of data to allow for an intervention block each day for re-teaching complex content or the development of oral language skills.
At the Charles Sumner Elementary School, teachers and administrators take a strategic approach to using data to flexibly group students based on specific learning needs and to build among teachers a sense of ownership for all students.
We congratulate the Joseph J. Hurley K–8 School and the Charles Sumner Elementary School for their achievement!
The new version of the AAF Guidebook is now available, complete with updated forms and tools for your use. You can download the guidebook here
In the following article published by the RTI Action Network, EDC consultant Dr. Claudia Rinaldi provides recommendations to help teachers working with ELL students within the tiers of RTI. The questions explored include how RTI affects ELL students who are already receiving ELL pull out supports, as well as delving in to see if we are still providing Tier 2 interventions in addition to the ELL class. To access the article, please click here
Several new on-line courses have been added to MyLearningPlan®. Please click on the PDF below to view a description of these courses. For more information, contact Kimberly Willingham
at EDC, Inc.
Since its inception
in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have
made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse
student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability,
gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other
factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators,
students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure
that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate
all children. Celebrate the Week this year December 3–7, 2012!
To learn more about Inclusive Schools Week and to download a free celebration kit with hundreds of ideas for celebrations, please visit Inclusive Schools Network.
As more schools are beginning to construct school wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, questions are being raised about how can schools engage parents in this exciting change. An article co-authored by Howard Muscott (AAF/ PBIS) shares that an important feature of PBIS is the evidence based practice of engaging families as partners in schooling. Creating Home-School Partnerships
, asks schools "to think deeply abut how they support and facilitate parenting, learning at home, communicating, volunteering, participating in decision making, and collaborating with community." The article looks at ways schools can foster family engagement in developing, implementing, and sustaining PBIS.
For the entire article, please download the attachment below.