The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners

edCount president Dr. Ellen Forte and a team of edCount associates co-authored this comprehensive manual about serving English learners, released…

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edCount and Tennessee Department of Education Presenting Information on Supporting Access to Science and Social Studies for Students with Significant Disabilities Using Content Modules at the TASH Conference on December 13-15, 2017

edCount and the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) are leading a TASH conference session to share information on the development of science and social studies content modules undertaken by the Tennessee Department of Education, edCount, and Educational Testing Service. These modules are aligned to general education standards and support educators in providing grade-level instruction to students with significant disabilities, addressing their complex learning needs, and promoting inclusion. Presenters will discuss the key characteristics of effective content delivery including evidenced-based practices for teaching key vocabulary, suggestions for incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL), strategies for developing tactile maps and graphics, and ideas for transferring and generalizing concepts, knowledge, and skills to future school, community, and work environments. They will also share ideas on ways to support inclusion in science and social studies and discuss the impact that effective content delivery can have for all students. TDOE staff will share their experiences with the implementation of these content modules and how they provide a means to ensure classrooms are places where students with disabilities learn, experience meaningful participation, and develop a sense of belonging. “TASH is a leader in disability advocacy. Their mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.” To learn more about TASH, click here.