• Inclusive Schools Networks


    The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices. This resource has grown out of Inclusive Schools Week™, an internationally-recognized annual event sponsored by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). ISN’s mission is “to encourage, embolden and empower people to design and implement effective inclusive schools, by sharing insights and best practices and by providing opportunities for connection.”


    Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice


    The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice is to support and promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance. To achieve that goal, the Center is dedicated to a policy of collaboration at Federal, state, and local levels that contributes to and facilitates the production, exchange, and use of knowledge about effective practices.

    Links to issues areas:

    ·          Child Welfare

    ·          Cultural Competence

    ·          Families

    ·          Juvenile Justice

    ·          Mental Health

    ·          School Violence Prevention and Intervention

    ·          Schools and Special Education

    ·          Alternative Schools


    The Office of Special Education Programs


    The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. OSEP, directly and through its partners and grantees, develops a wide range of research-based products, publications, and resources to assist states, local district personnel, and families to improve results for students with disabilities.


    ·          Homework aide

    ·          Preparation for college

    ·          How to be involved in the community

    ·          How to keep schools safe and drug free


    ·          How to help Children with homework

    ·          Data on public schools

    ·          No child Left behind Information

    ·          Resources for Parents


    ·          Workshops

    ·          Instructional and assessment tools

    ·          Professional Development Resources


    The Teachers Corner

    The Teacher’s Corner is a free instructional resource for teachers. It includes lesson plans, thematic units and worksheets submitted by other teachers. The Available lessons cover all academic subject matter including art, music, and nutrition. There is also a link for teachers to create their own worksheets and puzzles. The Teacher Lounge offers a forum for open discussion and a section for educational news. A book note is also available. This feature lists numerous titles of children, young adult, teen and professional books along with a link guiding you a place to purchase them.

    Read Write Think


    ReadWriteThink is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation that provides educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction though free, internet-based content. It includes a calendar of important educational events, lessons, the IRA/NCTE standards for the English language arts. ReadWriteThink provides many resources for effectively teaching literacy.


    Internet Special Education Resources


    ISER is a nationwide directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. ISER helps parents and caregivers find local special education professionals to help with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy, advocacy, critical teen issues, and other special needs. It also offers a directory of Special Needs State Government agencies, Special Needs Teacher Training and Certification Programs, Special Needs Software and Assistive Technology, and Travel Assistance for Disabled Persons.


    PBS Teacher


    PBS Teacher is a national web destination for high-quality prek-12 educational resources. It includes classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. It provides thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS’ on-air and online programming. The site also offers local resources and services and professional development through PBS TeacherLine.


    About.com: Special Education


    About.com is a large collection of hints and tips for Special Education Teachers. Get creative ideas for modifications and accommodations to the education curriculum for your exceptional students. The site offers a variety of ways to make your classroom a noninvasive learning environment for all students.


    Career Zone


    CareerZone is a free, career exploration and planning system designed especially for New York State students. The CareerZone website brings together multiple sources of career and labor market information to make career exploration and planning for the future a little easier. The CareerZone system is a product of the New York State Department of Labor and is currently hosted by AT&T. CareerZone also provides access to up-to-date job postings and basic job preparation tools such as a resume builder, reference list maker and cover letter application.


    Famous People with Disabilities
    This website lists famous people who have or have had mental or physical differences. Reading about these people may help build students' self- esteem and help motivate them to do their best.