CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
Choice Literacy is a multimedia resource of articles, videos, and professional development guides for teachers who are literacy leaders. It is a great teacher web site. There are articles, videos, and podcasts. There is a membership fee to access the entire site, but there is plenty available for free.
Florida Center for Reading Research The Center’s Four Part Mission:
• To conduct basic research on reading, reading growth, reading assessment, and reading instruction that will contribute to the scientific knowledge of reading and benefit students in Florida and throughout the nation.
• To disseminate information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade.
• To conduct applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction in Florida.
• To provide technical assistance to Florida’s schools and to the State Department of Education for the improvement of literacy outcomes in students from pre-K through 12th grade.
The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
Pinterest is filled with ideas and ideas!
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.
Stenhouse publishes professional development books and videos by teachers and for teachers. Their titles cover a range of content areas — from literacy and mathematics to science, social studies, the arts, and environmental education — as well as a variety of topics, including classroom management, assessment, and differentiation.
Think:Kids teaches a revolutionary, evidence-based approach called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) for helping children with behavioral challenges. Through training, support and clinical services, we promote the understanding that challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave well – specifically skills related to problem solving, flexibility and frustration tolerance. Unlike traditional models of discipline, the CPS approach avoids the use of power, control and motivational procedures and instead focuses on building helping relationships and teaching at-risk kids the skills they need to succeed.
Thinkport.org offers on-line professional development opportunities, which are approved for Maryland State Department of Education credit.
Books for Professionals
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink
All Kinds of Minds and A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine, M.D.
The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel
Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Learning by Stephanie Harvey
Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor
Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel
Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W Greene
Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It by Jerome J. Schultz