Site Map Index of:

Utah Students At Risk
Online Staff Development Academy
Provided by Vicki Napper and Jonathan Hartsgrove at: Weber State Univ.



Behavior Management & Social Skills

Glossary Terms and Links

Behavioral Contracts (pdf file)
Curriculum: Appropriate and Motivating? (pdf file)
Data Collection (pdf file)
Differential Reinforcement (pdf file)
Enviromental Engineering (pdf file)
Functional Behavior Assessment (pdf file)
Group Reinforcement Response Contingency (pdf file)
Home Notes (pdf file)
Instructional Pacing (pdf file)
Parent Conferences (pdf file)
Positive Reinforcement (pdf file)
Positive Responses (pdf file)
Precision Commands (pdf file)
Specialized Equipment (pdf file)
Staff Training (pdf file)
Supervision (pdf file)
Token Economy (pdf file)

Programs and Interventions

Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions: LRBI Checklists
When A Child Misbehaves

Staff Development Activities

LRBI Study Guide

Resources

Developing Social Vocational Skills in Handicapped Individuals (ERIC)
Effective Strategies for Student Success Behavioral Strategies and Interventions (pdf file)
Effective Strategies for Student Success Social Skills (pdf file)
Helping Young Children Deal with Anger (ERIC)
Life Skills Mastery for Students with Special Needs (ERIC)
Managing Disruptive Student Behavior in Adult Basic Education (ERIC)
Managing Inappropriate Behavior in the Classroom (ERIC)
"No One Needs Help to Get into Trouble MAORI PROVERB "
OSEP Towards Effective Behavioral System of Support: A School-Wide Approach to Discipline
Positive Behavior Support and Functional Assessment (ERIC)

Effective Teaching

Glossary Terms and Links

Academic Learning Time
Allocated Time
Available Time
Engaged Time
Explicit Instruction
Formative Evaluation
Guided Practice
Guided Student Practice
Independent Practice
Learning Center or Station
Minilesson
Pacing
Prerequisite Skills
Scaffolding
Structured/guided practice
Summative Evaluation
Systematic Instruction
Teaching Functions
Transition Time

Programs and Interventions

Staff Development Activities

Module One: Effective Teaching: The Instructional Program
Module Two: Effective Teaching: An Overview

Resources

Research into Practice: Implementing Effective Teaching Strategies

Time Management (pdf file)
Teaching Functions (pdf file)
Academic Feedback (pdf file)
Academic Monitoring (pdf file)
Classroom Management (pdf file)

Utah House Bill 177: Assessing, Reporting, and Evaluating Performance
What is an Instructional Program? (pdf file)

IEP and Legal Issues

Glossary Terms and Links

Accommodations
Adaptations
Annual Goal
Annual Improvement Goals
Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Services
Baseline Performance
Behavioral Intervention Plan
Benchmarks (Major Milestones)
Competencies
Consensus
Content Standards
Continuum of Services
Critical Skills
Discrepancy Conclusion
District Standards
District-Wide Assessment
Extended School Year Services
Federal Regulations Topic Index
Function Behavioral Assessment
General Curriculum
General Education
Intervention
Independence Conclusion
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Least Restrictive Environment
Limited English Proficiency
Monitoring Strategy
Performance Standards
Physical Education
Present Level of Performance
Primary Learning Medium
Progress Monitoring
Related Services
Review and Revision of the IEP
Secondary Learning Medium
Special Education
Support Services
Transition
Transportation
Vocational Education

Programs and Interventions

Documentation and Forms
Estimator Study Guides and Helps
IDEA Forms PowerPoint Training (pdf file)
Parents as Partners in the IEP Process: Parent Handbook (pdf file)

Staff Development Activities

Module One: IEP
Module Two: IEP- Designing goals, objectives, and services

Resources

An Analysis of the General Curriculum Requirements in IDEA '97
An Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Amendments of 1997 (ERIC)
Effective Strategies for Student Success: Strategies for Monitoring Student Progress (pdf file)
Effective Strategies for Student Success: Transition (pdf file)
Estimator 7.0 User's Manual (pdf file)
Federal Regulations Topic Index
IDEA '97 Federal Regulations
IDEA '97 Requirements: Factors to Consider when Developing an IEP (ERIC)
IDEA '97 Topics and Issues
IDEA Forms PowerPoint Training (pdf file)
IEP Assessment Training: PDF Documents and PowerPoint Training Materials Integrating Children with Disabilities into Preschool (ERIC)
Issues in Severe Discrepancy Measurement (pdf file)
Parents as Partners in the IEP Process: Parent Handbook (pdf file)
Rights and Responsibilities of Parents of Children with Disabilities (ERIC)
The Principals of IDEA: Procedural Safeguards (pdf file)
Utah Learning Resource Center
Utah State Office of Education: Special Education Rules 2000

Multiple and Severe Disabilities

Glossary Terms and Links

 

Programs and Interventions

Counting Objects
Independent use of Zippers, Buttons, Shoes, and Socks
Paraeducator/ Parent Training Packages
Training for Independence: a program for teaching the identification of coins (pdf file)
Understanding Functional Words and Phrases

Staff Development Activities

 

Resources

Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Impairment (ERIC)
Teaching Children with Tourette Syndrome (ERIC)
Intergrating Students with Severe Disabilities (ERIC)
Functional Language Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (ERIC)
Severe Disabilities (ERIC)

General Curricula: Beginning Reading

Glossary Terms and Links

Alphabetic Principle
Automaticity
Capitalization
Concepts about Print
Decodable Text
Decoding
Description
Editing
Encoding
Environmental Print
Etymology
Explicit Instruction
Exposition
Expository Text
Fluency
Formative Evaluation
Genre
Grammar
Graphic Organizer
Guided Practice
Guided Student Practice
Independent Practice
Informational Text and Materials
Interactive Writing
Learning Center or Station
Listening Comprehension
Literary Analysis
Literary Criticism
Matthew Effect
Minilesson
Morpheme
Narration
Narrative
Onset and Rime
Orthographic
Peer Editing
Persuasion
Phonemes
Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic Awareness Instruction
Phonics
Predictable Text
Prewriting
Primary Language
Print-rich Environment
Punctation
Reading Comprehension
Recreational Reading
Retelling
Revising
Scaffolding
Schema
Self-monitoring
Sentence Structure
Sentences
Sight Vocabulary/Sight Words
Spelling
Spelling, Temporary/Invented
Story Frame/Map
Story Grammar
Stuctured/Guided Practice
Summative Evaluation
Syllabication
Systematic Instruction
Text Difficulty
Vocabulary and Concept Development
Web
Word Attack
Word Play
Word Recognition
Writing as a Process

Programs and Interventions

Assessment and Teaching Worksheets for Individuals and Groups: Phonics, Word Structure, Vocabulary, Comprehension, Study Skills, and Reading
"Sight" and High Frequency Words

Staff Development Activities

Resources

Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
California Reading Language Arts Framework
Comprehension Questions: Literal, Inference, and Evaluative (pdf file)
Helping the Underachiever in Reading (ERIC)
New York State Education Department Essential Elements of Reading (pdf file)
Overview of Reading and Literacy Initiatives
Preventing Reading Failure by Ensuring Effective Reading Instruction
Strategies for Academic Success (pdf file)
Texas Education Agency: Staff Development Guides
Utah Elementary Language Arts Core
Whole Language Lives On: The Illusion of "Balanced" Reading Instruction

General Curricula: Math

Glossary Terms and Links

 

Programs and Interventions

Carry and Borrowing
Counting Objects

Staff Development Activities

 

Resources

Fundamentals of Mathematics
Strategies for Academic Success (pdf file)
Carry and Borrowing Program

Beginning Language Arts

Glossary Terms and Links

alphabetic principle
automaticity
capitalization
concepts about print
decobale texts
decoding
description
editing
encoding
environmental print
etymology
explicit instruction
exposition
expository text
fluency
formative evaluation
genre
grammar
graphic organizer
guided student practice
independent practice
informal text and materials
interactive writing
learning center or station
listening comprehension
literary analysis
literary criticism
Matthew effect
minilesson
morpheme
narration
narrative
onset and rime
orthographic
peer editing
persuasion
phonemes
phonemic awareness
phonemic awareness instruction
phonics
predictable text
prewriting
primary language
print-rich environment
punctuation
reading comprehension
recreational reading
retelling
revising
scaffolding
schema
self-monitoring
sentence structure
sentences
sight vocabulary/ sight words
spelling
spelling, temporary/ invented
Story frame/ map
story grammar
stucture/guided practice
summative evaluation
syllabication
systematic instruction
text difficulty
vocabulary and concept development
web
word attack
word play
word recognition
writing as a process

Programs and Interventions

Contractions
Handwriting Resource Book
Handwriting Worksheets
Prefixes and Suffixes (pdf file)
Regular Word Changes (pdf file)
Speling Generalization (pdf file)

Staff Development Activities

 

Resources

Fundamentals of Spelling
Handwriting Research
Handwriting Resource Book
Literature Suggestions
Understanding Functional Words and Phrases (pdf file)
Utah Elementary Language Arts Core

Leadership Guidelines

Glossary Terms and Links

Programs and Interventions

Guidelines for Instructional Leaders (Overhead Version / Text Version)

Staff Developmental Activities

Resources

Guidelines for Instructional Leaders (Overhead Version / Text Version)