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The Teacher's Guide to the U.S. Department of Education - September 2000

Special Education Programs

Catalog of Captioned Educational Materials for Hearing Impaired Individuals

The Catalog of Captioned Educational Materials for Hearing-Impaired Individuals provides captioned education films and videos through a nationwide system of 54 local and regional depositories free of charge to any school or program that is registered for the service and has at least one student with a hearing impairment.

Project CHOICES: Changing How We Organize: Inclusion Through Collaboration and Educational Support

Project CHOICES provides in-service training to educators preparing to serve, or currently serving, children and youth with severe disabilities in general education classrooms and in community settings. The training methods include: (a) collaborative teaming; (b) inclusion planning teaming; and, (c) systemic training (improving old skills or incorporating new skills). Following training, this project continues to offer support by providing technical assistance to education professionals implementing the inclusion models in their schools.

Integrating Related Services Into Instructional Objectives

This project provides education professionals an opportunity to see a demonstration of a model of in-service training to encourage development of education programs reflecting integration of related services into instructional objectives.

Consortium Research Institute on Social Relationships

This consortium institute conducts participatory research involving service providers working with children and youth with disabilities. The goal of the research is to develop natural and environmental strategies for inclusive schools. Developing social portraits is one of the primary activities of the institute at this time. Information about social portraits can be obtained through the institute.

Training of Educators of Students with Mild Disabilities That Include Auditory and Visual Impairments: AFB Deaf-Blind Project

This project identifies, collects, evaluates, develops, and disseminates self-study and in-service training curricula and materials for educators of children and youth with multiple disabilities. The project develops materials that focus on communication, orientation, and mobility.

National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Through Technology, Media, and Materials (NCIP)

This national center is a collaborative project of Education Development Center (EDC) and WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston. The Center's mission is to promote more effective use of technology (including assistive technology), media, and materials in providing education and related services to students who have disabilities. The Center is fulfilling this mission by providing "change agents" in school districts with resources such as written materials, multimedia packages, a computer network, and video teleconferences.

The Center would like to hear from teachers who are using technology, media, and materials to serve students with disabilities.


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