Teach Special Education Resource
Teach Special Education is a fantastic resource for teachers, educational assistants, administrators, and parents. The site has been developed by the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF), with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
What I particularily like about this site is the option to Share a Strategy! I find the best differentiated instruction I can provided is always influenced by the shared resources of fellow teachers, as well as the parents of my students with special needs.
The Teaching Strategies and Resources are organized according to:
This website provides substantial and effective ideas for implementaing strategies in the classroom. Suggested teaching strategies are listed for each student need, and organized as instructional, environmental, and assessment. Links for resources are provided, as well as a brief introduction on the characteristics of the special need.
The sections on IPRC exceptionalities and Frequently Asked Questions are particularily useful for new teachers and parents -- information is clearly presented on the IPRC process, as well as potential placement opportunities. The section on Special Education Processes is further useful for teachers writing IEPs, implementing strategies, seeking documentation resources, as well as information on assistive technologies.