Special Education Resources
Center on Instruction: http://www.centeroninstruction.org/
Welcome to the Center on Instruction, your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning. Part of the Comprehensive Center network, the Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. Explore the links to the left for topic-based materials, syntheses of recent research, and exemplars of best practices.
Cerebral Palsy Group: https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. We are dedicating to providing the best support options available to help improve the overall quality of life for those in need.
Educator’s Desk Reference: http://www.eduref.org/
The Educator’s Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created Ask ERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator’s Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
Intervention Central: http://www.interventioncentral.org/
Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. Click on Curriculum-Based Measurement Warehouse link for reading probes or OKAPI! Reading Probes Generator to create your own.
Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement: http://idea.uoregon.edu/
The Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement (IDEA) in the College of Education is committed to the development of research and outreach service activities for improving the academic and social achievement of children and young adults. Through a broad coalition of scholars, educators, and research teams, IDEA supports research and service activities designed to meet three broad goals: Establish, promote, and sustain a culture and community of scholarship, collaboration, and connoisseurship at the University of Oregon and in the state to improve the academic and social achievement of children and young adults; Produce, collect, synthesize, and disseminate information related to the academic and social achievement of children and young adults; Provide outreach and research services designed to enhance the knowledge and competence of educators, students, and parents about the educational achievement of children and young adults.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network is to support the efforts and initiatives of the Bureau of Special Education, and to build the capacity of local educational agencies to serve students who receive special education services.
PBS Literacy Link: http://www.pbs.org/adultlearning/literacy/
This site provides lesson modules for adults taking the GED, assessment tools, and training resources. Many links are provided for English Language Learners, tutoring, correctional facility education, family literacy, and professional development.
PDE Education Hub: http://www.edportal.ed.state.pa.us/
PDE’s Education Hub is a comprehensive “one stop shop” source for Pre K-12 education, higher education, workforce development, and lifelong learning. It acts as an intranet on a statewide broadband system, linking the 700+ LEAs to each other and PDE, and enables the sharing of resources and information, improves communications, and allows ease to access best practices. It is also the home to the Standards Aligned Systems Community where the PA Big Ideas in Math reside
What Works Clearinghouse: http://www.whatworks.ed.gov/
On an ongoing bases, the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) gathers studies of the effectiveness of educational interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies). We review the studies that have the strongest design, and report on the strengths and weaknesses of those studies against theWWC Evidence Standards so that you know what the best scientific evidence has to say.