Montgomery County Schools

Teacher Resources

 

            
 

Handbook of Parent Rights English:  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/parent-resources/ecparenthandbook.pdf  

Handbook of Parent Rights Spanish:  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/parent-resources/ecspanishhandbook.pdf

Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities:  http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/policies/nc-policies-governing-services-for-children-with-disabilities/policies-62010.pdf

Transportation Guidelines:  

Providing a safe and enjoyable ride to and from school for your child is our goal.  Please assist us in making this possible by discussing with your child the importance of remaining in his/her seat, talking quietly, and following the directions of the bus driver. Transportation is included as a related service under the regulations in 34 CFR §300.34(a) and(c)(16).  Travel training is included in the definition of special education in 34 CFR §300.39(a)(2)(ii), and is specifically defined in§300.39(b)(4). Transportation includes travel to and from school and between schools; travel in and around school buildings; and specialized equipment such as special or adapted buses, lifts and ramps, if required to provide special transportation for a child with a disability.

 Transportation is provided as a related service for students identified and served through programs for exceptional children when required due to:

1.   Anytime that an IEP team places a disabled student in a cluster class other than child’s home base school.

2.   When the student’s disability requires specialized equipment such adapted buses (including lifts)

3.   Student’s IEP requires a modified day.

When assigned as a related service for one of these reasons, transportation becomes a related service and is marked as such on the student’s IEP.

 The IEP Team is responsible for determining if transportation is required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education and related services, and how the transportation services should be implemented.  The IEP should describe the transportation services to be provided, including transportation to enable a child with disabilities to participate in nonacademic and extracurricular activities in the manner necessary to afford the child an equal opportunity for participation in those services and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of that child.  34 CFR §§300.107 and300.117. 

 
The IDEA does not require LEAs to transport children with disabilities in separate vehicles, isolated from their peers.  In fact, many children with disabilities can receive the same transportation provided to non-disabled children, consistent with the least restrictive environment requirements in 34CFR §§300.114 through 300.120.

Additionally, special education can include travel training.  Travel training is instruction that enables children with significant cognitive disabilities, and any other children with disabilities who require this  instruction, to develop an awareness of the environment in which they live, and to learn the skills necessary to move effectively and safely from place to place within that environment. 34 CFR §§300.39(a)(2)(ii) and 300.39(b)(4). 

These services can be a fundamental component of the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that will assist children in preparing for employment and independent living in their communities.  Therefore, IEP Teams should consider the need for both transportation and travel training when planning for a child’s postsecondary transition needs.

 

IDEA and Disability Lawshttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

 

General

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CURRICULUM LINKS


LITERACY:

MATH


Accommodations/Modifications

 


Occupational Course of Study

OCS Blueprint Procedure:

The Occupational Course of Study (OCS) is a high school diploma pathway for EC students who have been identified as needing a greatly modified curriculum of the Common Core and Essential Standards. Students enrolled in OCS are required to take four Career-Technical Education (CTE) classes in order to receive a high school diploma.  The CTE classes do not have to be in any one pathway.  Moreover, OCS students may register and receive an elective credit for the same class twice.  (OCS students are not required to take the CTE post-assessment.)

Since OCS students are in need of a modified curriculum, a modified CTE blueprint is created to identify the objectives in the CTE class that the OCS student will be held accountable for mastering. Students are given a teacher-made test based on the identified objectives in the blueprint and they receive an elective credit if they master the objectives outlined in the blueprint. The procedure for creating the blueprint is specified below.

1.     The CTE teacher and EC teacher meet to determine which objectives in the CTE class the OCS student will be expected to master (The blueprint objectives do not need to be determined at an IEP meeting.)  The CTE teacher should be the teacher who will be teaching the student.

2.     A copy of the designated objectives(CTE Blueprint) will be sent home to parents. The CTE teacher retains the original copy of the blueprint.  The EC teacher will keep a copy of the blueprint in a working file.  The blueprint is not attached to the IEP.

3.     During the course of the CTE class, the CTE teacher will determine if the Blueprint is meeting the needs of the student.  Should the blueprint need to be revised, the CTE and EC teacher will meet to establish new mastery criteria.

4.     The CTE teacher will design a teacher-made test to assess student mastery of the objectives identified in the blueprint.  The test will be kept on file until the student graduates.

5.     At the annual review of the student’s IEP, the EC teacher will inform parents that the modified CTE courses that are taken by OCS students count as satisfy the graduation requirement.  The EC teacher will note on the IEP that the student is taking a CTE coursework.
 
 
Transition Planning / Postsecondary  Outcomes 


 

Apps For Transition Planning and Assessment
 
Professions Quiz- Educational Game for Kids (StartApp Inc.)  This application provides a game format for students to explore various professions.

Job interview Questions Prep (Career Confidential LLC) Provides students with video hat helps ou in prove your answers to tough interview questions by letting you see how and interview expert thinks about the answers each question.

Career NCT (Tyrell Mobile) Provides a way for students to interactively explore skills they need to achieve desired vocational outcomes. 

Interview Simulator (Ambus Medias Pvt Ltd.) Provides a fun and illustrative environment to learn about job interviews.

Career Test iPad edition (Central Test)This is a psychometric testing for Hr professional s and companies.  This app helps students, recent graduates. and work in professionals to better define their career path and fin the jub that suited their interested.  It provides a detailed assessment of your professional interests and receive a free handbook that will help yo that major Career Test on www.centraltest.com

Social Skills Sampler HD (The Conover Company) Functional social skills assessment.

Work Skills Sampler HD (The Conover Company) Functional assessment of work skills and occupations.

Literacy skills Sampler HD (The Conover Company) Functional assessments of literacy skills.

Mind Tools HD (MindTools.com)Students can learn about management, business and personal productivity skills from Mindtools .com.   Skills types include leadership ,team management, strategy, problem solving, decision-making. project management. time management and personal productivity. stress management. communication and creative and career development.  

 iTunes U (Apple) 2011:High School to Higher Ed This has captured a transition conference.  The sessions are all videoed and diverse. This is a good resource for student, parents, and educators.

 Life After School Explained (Cap & Compass)This apps provides students with information about mortgages. insurance, taxes, work etiquette, and all sorts of life stuff. It is written down with diagrams and pictures. This app will provide students about things you need to know about life after school.

Special Education Edition for iPad: eCOVE Software ( eCOCE Software) This app can be used to track student performance and behavior . 

Flashcards (Brainscape) Students or teachers can create flash cards for instruction could tailor these for vocations, education, or independent living skil

Progress Magazine (Powered by Apazine) There is lot of motivational and self-advocacy potential  here.

Star (Renaissance Learning Inc.) Assessments for math, early literacy and reading skills

Math (Your Teacher.com) Contains a library of over 50 courses for elementary, middle, and high school math, community college math and college math; and standardized test prep.

Autism Apps (Touch Autism) a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism down syndrome and other special needs.


Transition websites

http://www.careerprofiles.info/    This is a comprehensive site of issues related to exploring careers. 

http://www.careerinfonet.org/    This is a great site to explore careers, find  help as a job seeker, explore training and education requirements.

http://www.youth-move.org/ This site has opportunites for you to learn more about transition from a professional standpoint.  It also has application for students under the tabs for Career Development and Social & Community life tabs.

http://nsttac.org/  A great resource for all things transition for educators and parents.

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/gradrequirements/resources/gradchecklists.pdf  This provides the graduation requirements in a progress monitoring format.  This is a great tool for course planning.

http://ecac-parentcenter.org/  A great resource for parents and teachers to obtain information about the IEP and the transition plan.

http://www.careerprofiles.info/ There are a lot of inspiring and motivational stories located here that could be used to assist in self advocacy skills.

http://www.centraltest.com/ct_us/online-assessment.php Personality Career and appitiude test.

http://www.mindtools.com/index.html Provides tool skills and career exploration. 

 

Free Apps for Teacher Recourses/Instruction

MyScript Calculator (Vision Objects)This calculator allos students to write in their hand writing.

Teach (Knowmia)  This a new free lesson planning and recording tools for teachers and their students.  It creates lession and they can be published on Knowmia.com there are alot of visual aids from multiple sources, organise them in steps.

Star (Renaissance Learning Inc.) Assessments for math, early literacy and reading skills may be a good source for probes and information to assist in writing student present level of performance and annual goals..

iNtervene (Archon apps) Used to Track students’ academic and behavioral progress towards reaching a goal.

Autism Apps (Touch Autism) a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism down syndrome and other special needs.

Khan Academy (Khan Academy) A variety of academic topics covered to assist in academic instruction.

Math (Your Teacher.com) Contains a library of over 50 courses for elementary, middle, and high school math, community college math and college math; and standardized test prep. 

HMH Math on the Spot (Houghton Mifflin  Harcourt) Tutorials for students from 6th grade  math to Algebra 2. 

Common Core Standards (MasteryConnect) Allows you to find standards by subject, grade and subject category (domain/cluster) 

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard (Learnbat,Inc)  Allows you to record voice-overview whiteboard tutorials and share them online.

eduDice  (Jay Kay Studio) This would be geared for younger students struggling with ordering and counting, and computation.  This would provide a visual model at a more concrete level.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard (Educreations, INC) Allows you to created recordable whiteboard for tutorials and introduction of concepts.

Inspiration Maps Lite (Inspiration Software, Inc. )  Allows the teacher or student work with up to five digrams to crate visual thinking and organizational skills.

Writing (SecondGuess ApS)  This app is diverse and is useful for common spelling mistakes to providing phonetic model .

Sticky Notes for iPad and iPhone (tewks) Students can use to assist with developing organizational skills.

Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions (McGraw- Hill School Education) This is a game that student can play to reinforce their understanding of equivalent fractions. 

Sticky Notes for iPad and iPhone (tewks)   Students can use to assist with developing organizational skills.

Makers (AOL Inc.) Library containing stories of women whose contributions have had an impact on the world we live in.

iBainstorm (Universal mind) This is a collaborative tool that can also be used as a graphic organizer.   This is a great tool for teaching task that require multiple step

Flashcards (Brainscape) Students or teachers can create flash cards for instruction and studying. 

Standard notebooks Free(superior arts Inc ) This is an app for simple for productive note books.  Note taking is a high yield instructional practice.
 
Doceri  Interactive Whiteboard (SP Controls,Inc.)This is a tool that allow teachers to combine screening, desktop control and interactive whiteboard in one app. Takes away the need for a Mobi.
 
 


 
Last Modified on November 9, 2015
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