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Dyslexia Guide:  A Handbook for Parents, Educators, and Students

Coordinator’s Meeting  3-15-19

Illinois Rules and Regulations

Coordinator’s Meeting  8-24-18

Behavioral RtI and Positive Interventions and Therapy, Presented by Katie Lidy, School Psychologist

Trauma Informed Schools

Resources for Trauma-Informed Schools

Using PASS in the Public School Setting to Reduce Disruptive Behavior, Presented by Margaret Hahn, Principal RCES and Tasha Thuftedal, LBS1 Teacher


The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools  Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates  By: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz and Judy H. Mullet

Restitution Restructuring School Discipline  By: Diane Chelsom Gossen

Discipline That Restores  Strategies to Create Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in the Classroom  By: Ron & Roxanne Claassen

PASS Inclusion for Students with Behavior Disorders  Positive Approach to Student Success  By: James R. Poole and Hope Caperton-Brown

CHAMPs A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management  By: Randy Sprick, Ph.D., Mickey Garrison, Ph.D., and Lisa M. Howard, M.S.

Making Things Right  Activities that Teach Restorative Justice, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Discipline that Restores Includes 32 Detailed Lesson Plans with Prepared Projections and Handouts  By: Roxanne Harvin Claassen and Dr. Ron Claassen

Miscellaneous Resources

Essentials for Childhood – Steps to Create Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

Implementing Restorative Justice

Restorative Interventions Implementation Toolkit

Teaching Discipline: A Toolkit for Educators on Positive Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions

SCORE Quick Reference Guide to Peer Mediation for Students

Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles

Some Positive Responses to Student Misbehavior

Restorative Practices: Fostering Healthy Relationships & Promoting Positive Discipline in Schools A Guide for Educators

Developing and Implementing Behavioral Intervention Plans

FAPE and Alignment with State Academic Standards

OSERS Policy Guidance on Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

IDEAs That Work: Preparing Children and Youth with Disabilities for Success

Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers

IAASE Fall Conference – 2015

Session 7: Boot Camp for New Special Education Directors
Session 12: Meaningful Measurements of Student Growth in Student and Teacher Evaluations
Session 13: Epidemic or Pandemic – Responding to Request for Homebound Instruction
Session 20: Effective Approaches for Older Students with ASD
Session 24: DLM – Updates and Embedded Instructional Supports
Session 30a: Intervention Strategies to Engage Students and Parents Struggling with School Anxiety and School Refusal
Session 30b: Children & Adolescent with School Anxiety Behavior Strategies for Parents
Session 30c: Emotional Development Scale
Session 30d: Anxiety and Avoidance Rating Worksheet


2015 Director’s Conference

Session 2: Educator Licensure – Special Education Endorsements and Approvals
Session 3: I-Star Overview
Session 5: New Guidance on Ensuring English Learners Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Programs
Session 10: Improving Outcomes? The Secret is in the Data!
Session 11: OCR 101/Section 504, Title II and Students with Disabilities in Public Schools
Session 12: Online Tool to Help Illinois Schools Support Student Mental Health
Session 15: Supporting Students with Chrome Browser Tools
Session 19: Themes and Trends in Conflict Resolution
Session 20: Measuring Student Growth
Session 23: Special Education Services for English Language Learners
Pertinent Regulations
American English
Pre-Referral Checklist
Culture Shocks
UbD Lesson Plan

Navigating the Checkpoints of Effective Instruction with Students as Your Co-Pilot

Lesson Plan Blank Forms

SELA Fall Drive Around – 2014

Sent Home and Put Off-Track: The Antecedents, Disproportionalities, and Consequences of Being Suspended in the Ninth Grade

Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports: An Integrated Approach to Teaching and Learning

Lesson Study Guide Integrating Instruction in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

MTSS Implementation Components Ensuring common language and understanding

What Is “Special” About Special Education?

Unpacking the Standards Template

Other Resources

IEP Goal Writing and the Impact Upon Special Educators using the New Illinois Learning Standards and Common Core

Danielson Evaluation Process Q&A

Professional Evaluation Portfolio (Presented October 21, 2014)

Example – Teacher Evaluation Guidance Checklist/Reference

EdTechReview – EdTechReview is a free resource that helps teachers and administrators make more informed technology decisions.  The Website has hundreds of unbiased reviews of technology solutions by k12 educators and administrators.


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