AB 1369, Frazier. Special Education: Dyslexia
Legislation that requires the State Board of Education to 1) include “phonological processing” in that description of basic psychological processes, and 2) develop and disseminate program guidelines for dyslexia to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services, as defined, to pupils with dyslexia, ...for use no later than the beginning of the… Read more
California Dyslexia Guidelines
Assembly Bill (AB) 1369, Statutes of 2015, required the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop program guidelines for dyslexia. The guidelines are to be used to assist regular education teachers, special education teachers, and parents to identify and assess pupils with dyslexia, and to plan, provide, evaluate, and improve educational services to pupils with dyslexia. For purposes of writing the guidelines, the bill also required the California Department of Education (CDE) to… Read more
Helping English Language Learners Succeed, 2nd Edition
This book offers research-based, practical day-to-day teaching strategies that promote second language learning while offering students access to the core curriculum. Introductory chapters address linguistic fundamentals of language learning, and practical classroom-based assessment tools. Subsequent chapters focus on specific language arts including vocabulary development, writing, reading comprehension, and listening and speaking. Teaching strategies are specifically linked to the Common… Read more
Dunlap, C. Z. (2014) Helping English language learners succeed (2nd Ed.). Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Education.
This website contains resources related to inclusion including links to organizations, research and conceptual articles, and blogs.
California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging
This organizational website contains links to a myriad of resources to support inclusion including links to state resources, teacher tools, and research articles.
Chrome Tools for Individuals with Diverse Needs
This website shows a list of Chrome extensions that can support students with diverse reading difficulties.
This documentary was filmed over four years and chronicles a family’s efforts to include Samuel, their son who has cerebral palsy, in school and in their life outside of school. The film documents portrays the family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families.
Center for Applied Technology (CAST) Free Learning Tools
This website offers a number of robust and free learning tools related to Universal Design for Learning. The tools are designed to help educators, parents, and students experience flexible learning environments.
Inclusive Schools Network
The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices. 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.”
SWIFT is a national technical assistance center that builds whole system—state, district, school, and community—capacity to provide academic and behavioral support to improve outcomes for all students. SWIFT has resources and videos related to MTSS as well as tools for administrators and teachers to use at their school sites. The "SWIFT Shelf" page also has research and white papers related to inclusive approaches.