Organizations and Web Sites

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The following are links to recommended organizations and web sites that provide information on learning disabilities, ADHD, and other issues.

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Casa Notes

Casa Notes is designed to allow teachers to quickly make, and customize, typical notes that are sent home to parents or given to the students. Note templates are available both in English and Spanish.

CAST: National Center on Universal Design for Learning

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its innovative contributions to educational products, classroom practices, and policies. Its staff includes specialists in education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more.

Catherine Snow: Word Generation

Catherine Snow's new website provides information and resources for educators who would like to learn more about Word Generation and how it is implemented. Includes links to comprehensive academic word list that students need to master to comprehend academic content.

Center for Applied Linguistics

CAL provides language education products and services to educators, service providers, and businesses.

Center for Applied Linguistics: The SIOP Model of Sheltered Instruction

The SIOP Model is a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction. Professional development in the SIOP Model focuses on helping teachers plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to acquire academic knowledge as they develop English language proficiency. Learn more from about SIOP from the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL).

Center for Community Inclusion

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion, Maine's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service, is a partnership of people that brings together the resources of the community and the University to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Center for Digital Storytelling

This site demonstrates how pictures are a visual means of communication in which we can retell the story using specific strategies. It also provides support for ELLs to grasp the elements of the story, including the characters, setting, and plot.

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)

The main goal of CELL is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices by early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of young children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. The Center will produce toolkits containing practice guides for promoting early literacy learning that can be used by parents and early childhood practitioners who work with infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Center for Implementing Technology in Education

CITEd supports leadership at state and local education agencies to integrate instructional technology for all students to achieve high educational standards. CITEd provides this support through identification of best practices, innovative online technical assistance tools, professional development, and communities of practice.

Center for Law and Social Policy: Report on Early Education and Immigrant Families*

"Reaching All Children? Understanding Early Care and Education Participation Among Immigrant Families."

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence

CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty. The site provides access to publications, research, and toolkits for administrators, teachers, and parents.

Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE)

This research center, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, has a five-year contract, beginning in 2005, to conduct a program of research designed to address specific challenges in the education of English language learners in grades 4-8.

Center for Talented Youth

Since 1979, the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University has focused on the needs of students with exceptionally high academic abilities. CTY offers gifted students, and their families and schools as well, a wide range of programs and services to nurture their intellectual abilities, enhance personal development, and foster better understanding of the needs of talented youth.

Center for the Book (Library of Congress)

On behalf of books and reading, the Center for the Book serves as an advocate, a catalyst, and a source of ideas — both nationally and internationally. Its major themes and projects are reading and literacy promotion, the role of books and reading in today's society, the international role of books, the recognition and celebration of America's literary heritage, and the history of books and print culture.

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, University of Michigan

The model that underlies CIERA's research efforts acknowledges many influences on children's reading acquisition: readers and texts, home and school, and policy and profession. CIERA's task goes beyond finding answers to persistent problems in reading through research to disseminating those solutions to people who impact children's early reading achievement: teachers, teacher educators, parents, policymakers, and others.

Center on Disabilities and Human Development, University of Idaho

The Center on Disabilities and Human Development promotes quality lives in integrated settings for people of all ages with disabilities, individuals at-risk, and their families through education, outreach, research, and service.

Center on Instruction

The Center is a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, COI develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators can use in their pursuit of high quality instruction.

Center on Technology and Disability

The Center provides resources on assistive and instructional technology tools and strategies for families, educators, administrators, researchers, service providers, training and resource centers, and other relevant programs.

Central Florida TESOL

Central Florida TESOL is an organization committed to the promotion of the scholarship of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and English Language Learners in Central Florida and beyond.

Child Trends Databank

A service of nonprofit research organization Child Trends, this database offers the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

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