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The Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia are sponsoring a project that will feature webinars designed to support beginning teachers.
These webinars can be accessed from any computer with high-speed Internet and will provide an excellent opportunity for teachers new to the profession to engage in professional dialogue on topics of interest to them throughout the year. Links to information and registration will be posted to this page as they become available.
For further information, please contact Joni Turville, Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, at email@example.com, or Brent Allen, Executive Director, Learning Network, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Special Education Council is excited to offer resources to teachers for children who might be Gifted or Talented. Please click here for to download a list of resources.
From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms
Schwarz, Patrick. 2006. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (371.9046 S411)
Our FAScinating Journey: Keys to Brain Potential along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury.
Case Studies in Childhood: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. 2009. 38 Min.
Haywire: Children Living with Schizophrenia. 2010. 41 Min.
We Thought You'd Never Ask: Voices of People Living with Autism. 2009. 28 Min.
For any questions regarding the ATA Library, please contact Sandra Anderson.
The Alberta Teachers' Association.
11010 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 2R1
Direct Line: 780-447-9442
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Supporting Every Student is Alberta Education’s new way of sharing resources and information to support inclusive education, and collaborative practices and partnerships.
You can visit: http://www.education.alberta.ca/admin/supportingstudent.aspx for valuable videos, links, and resources.
In addition, for further information, please contact Leah Dushenski, Education Manager, Inclusive Learning Supports, at Leah.Dushenski@gov.ab.ca or at 780‑427-6894. Dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access in Alberta.
The Ministry of Education has created a Reading and Writing Learning Technologies Education Standing Offer to provide school authorities with education pricing on a range of software products that offer text-to-speech, word prediction, speech recognition, visual thinking tools and/or symbol supported text. Up-to-date information about the products available through this ESO is published on Education’s website (http://www.education.alberta.ca/admin/technology/tools-and-resources/software.aspx). Additionally, Alberta Regional Consortia’s Learning Technologies: Information for Teachers website (http://ablearningtechnologies.weebly.com/) has been created to help teachers develop their understanding about how products like these can benefit all students and support inclusive classrooms.
Versita (a publisher of European journals) has decided to release 100 journals as ‘open access’ titles. These are peer-reviewed journals and are not part of the ATA database subscriptions. As members of the Special Education Council, you might be interested in the Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation. http://versita.metapress.com/content/122341/
Did you know that your ATA Library is a fantastic resource for finding great professional development information? The ATA library has books, videos, and peer reviewed journal articles on almost everything teachers might need to know: Asperger’s syndrome, autism, learning disabilities, inclusion, differentiated instruction, how to teach basic literacy, and how to assess learning (to name a few!).
Moreover, when you start using your ATA Library you also have access to thousands of journal articles! Peer reviewed articles might be useful as part of your professional growth plan or if you find yourself conducting a literature review on what has already been studied in your field. Your ATA Library gives you access to the articles you might need! Click here for more information on how to access peer reviewed articles through the ATA library.
You can access the ATA library's collection of books and videos online. When visiting the ATA homepage (www.teachers.ab.ca), you will find a link to the library under Publications.
The ATA Library has added two new pages of resources under the headings "Special Education" and "Inclusive Education". Click here to view these new resources.
This might be a good place to start; check out the links below!
The 200 Best Special Education Apps http://edudemic.com/2012/02/special-ed-apps/
10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Children with Special Needs http://mashable.com/2012/05/11/ipad-special-needs/