We continually update our Resources Page as we find new articles, books, and information for our members; please check back often!
This website provides a variety of accessible learning opportunities to support implementation of an inclusive learning environment. (e.g., archived videos and webinars, learning guides, links to in person learning opportunities).
Areas of focus include: Collaborating with Parents, Collaborative Practices, Early Learning, English Language Learners, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Learning Coaches, Response to Intervention, Universal Design for Learning, Literacy, Positive Behavior Support and School Leadership and Inclusion. A recently added resource is available ( to access at your own time, space and place, suitable for job embedded and personalized learning), that will support those teachers working to support students with significant disabilities.
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The ATA is highlighting the following Resources for April:
Assistive Technology in the Classroom: Enhancing the School Experiences of Students with Disabilities
Dell, Amy G. et al. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2012. (371.33 D357)
Chemistry for the Gifted and Talented
Jolliff, Tim. London, UK: Royal Society for Chemistry7, 2007. (540.71241 J75)
A Clumsy Encounter: Dyspraxia and Drawing.
Penketh, Claire. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2011. (371.916 P397)
Click here for previously highlighted Resources from your ATA Library.
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.
Click here for a PDF of our most recent Special Educator.
Technology to Support Diversity will be a monthly feature in Tech.News, an Alberta Education e-newsletter. Topics will relate to the role technology plays in creating rich learning environments and experiences to optimize every student’s potential to learn. It will also provide links to research, resources, supports and local stories.
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.
NEW!!!! 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/
For a copy of BOATS, please click here.