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December 26, 2012
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  Curriculum & Instruction 
  • University to create financial training video for students with autism
    The University of North Texas will use a $2,500 grant to produce a video that will help educate individuals with autism about money matters. The video, with an anticipated late spring release, will be available for free on college and financial management websites. "With this video, financial literacy professionals from around the country can gain better insight into how to take the topic of financial literacy -- as well as the core skills of budgeting -- and present it to individuals with autism," Paul Goebel of the UNT's Student Money Management Center said. The Dallas Morning News (free content) (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Educational Leadership 
  • Teacher shares some secrets to success
    In this blog post, teacher Diana Laufenberg offers some examples of successful schools that she has observed. Among them are Alpine Leadership Academy, a middle-school program in Arizona in which students are encouraged to explore, and San Marcos Unified School District in California, where "a shift in the teaching and learning was served by the technology, not the other way around." SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Technology Trends 
  • The next game-changer in education
    Beginning in January, a Kansas school district will begin testing a shift to "open-source" learning materials, which would give students access to digital materials, while replacing traditional textbooks. The Web portal, "Canvas," is part of the district's implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Officials say a benefit is that the system is expected to reduce costs. Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy News 
  • How can schools curb cyberbullying?
    While some legislatures have taken steps to address cyberbullying, school administrators still are grappling with their role in curbing cyberbullying that occurs off campus. Some schools have implemented anti-bullying programs and social-emotional development curricula and used anti-bullying applications, such as anonymous reporting tools. "Until the Supreme Court takes up this issue, the law still lags behind the reality of how we live," Francisco Negron, chief counsel for the National Association of School Boards, said. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  CEC Spotlight 
  • Don't miss the early bird deadline for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo
    Join us April 3 to 6, 2013, in San Antonio for the CEC 2013 Convention & Expo, the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. Educators from around the world will discuss the most pressing issues in special and gifted education and share information in areas such as Common Core State Standards, autism spectrum disorders, policy, technology, and response to intervention. Register today; early bird deadline is fast approaching! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New co-teaching publication available from CEC
    Learn how to implement co-teaching in your school with CEC's new publication "Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies to Enhance Team Outcomes." This invaluable resource provides school leaders with the strategies, resources, best practices, techniques and materials they will need to establish and maintain successful co-teaching teams in their schools. Get your copy today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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