1. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in CTE Classrooms will help educators:

    • Discover the many ways they already embrace UDL principles
    • Learn new ways of applying UDL principles to reach all students, including special populations, as comprehensively as...

  2. Customizing the Good Behavior Game (GBG)

    • Resource ID: SP035
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a behavior management strategy that is implemented to reduce and prevent disruptive behaviors and it is especially useful with students with EBD.  In this video, recommendations regarding how to customize the game are presented. 

  3. Working with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The objectives of this video are to acquaint educators with:

    • Characteristics of students with EBD
    • Best practice strategies for instructing students with EBD in CTE programs of study
    • Additional resources for working with all students

  4. Career Guidance: Tools for Practical Applications

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    The objectives of this video are to acquaint educators with:

    • Key aspects of successful career assessment programs
    • Career clusters
    • Non-traditional careers

  5. Working with English Language Learners in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this course you will see best practice strategies as they relate to effectively instructing English language learners in CTE classrooms. The objectives of this course are to: 

    • identify typical instruction that CTE teachers are called upon to address.
    • provide...
  6. Effective Classroom and Behavior Management

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    A well-managed classroom promotes appropriate student behavior and affords the teacher more time to focus on instruction. This course summarizes elements of classroom management, establishing rapport and managing escalating behavior. 

  7. IEP/ARD Process - Legal Issues

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Public education has always been informed by legislation.  It is evident that we need these laws because they provide protections for families,  students and schools. In this course a quick recap of legal issues will be provided in relation the IEP/ARD process. 

  8. Instructional Strategies, Accommodations, Modifications and Adaptations in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    This course provides an overview of instructional strategies, accommodations, modifications and adaptations that can be used effectively when working with students with disabilities in CTE classrooms.

  9. Using Accommodations and Modifications Effectively in CTE Classrooms

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this course CTE teachers will learn how to participate in the IEP process including writing goals for students with disabilities in the CTE field through collaboration. The course will also demonstrate effective accommodations and modifications that can be used in traditional and non-...

  10. Best Practices: CTE Teachers’ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The objective of this video series is to acquaint educators with best practice concepts in relation to CTE teachers’ participation in the ARD process.  In addition to detailing the roles and responsibilities of the ARD committee members, a best practice mock ARD scenario will be...

  11. Comprehensive CTE Program Characteristics Serving Special Populations

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In order to maximize learning of students from special populations, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs need to be comprehensive, creative, and include components that aid in the successful attainment of postsecondary goals.  In this video series, educators will be introduced to...

  12. Talk Show – Encouraging Verbal and Non-Verbal Expression in English Language Learners

    • Resource ID: SP0617
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this video, Dr. Walichowski details the "talk show" strategy. This helps English Language Learners verbalize and express academic language in a hands-on setting.

  13. Decoding – Traditional Decoding Using Bound or Free Morphemes for English Language Learners

    • Resource ID: SP0637
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this video the teacher demonstrates the use of decoding using bound or free morphemes. This strategy enables English Language Learners to understand new vocabulary by breaking up a word into familiar smaller words or morphemes.

  14. The Good Behavior Game at a Glance

    • Resource ID: SP038
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a behavior management strategy that is implemented to reduce disruptive behaviors and it is especially useful with students with EBD.  This video presents an example of the good behavior game and the incentives that are awarded to students. 

  15. Overview of the Good Behavior Game (GBG)

    • Resource ID: SP033
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    The Good Behavior Game (called "Achieving Success Together" for older students) is a strategy to reduce disruptive behaviors in students with EBD.  This video will describe how this game is conducted.   

  16. Choosing Academic Tracks

    • Resource ID: SP113
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Starting career exploration early in a student's schooling will help an individual be more defined about choosing an academic track when it comes to high school.  This video features a discussion with educators about how they help students choose an academic track. 

  17. Encouraging Participation – Allowing English Language Learners to Practice Speaking and Expressing

    • Resource ID: SP0624
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this video the teacher encourages participation by calling on the student. This affords English Language Learners the opportunity to practise speaking and expressing language.

  18. The Escalating Behavior Cycle – Deceleration

    • Resource ID: SP0514
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Dealing with a student whose problem behaviors have escalated can be challenging. In this video, a description of what a student is experiencing during the deceleration phase of an escalation cycle is given.

  19. SQ3R+ - Helping English Language Learners Prepare for Exams

    • Resource ID: SP0622
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    In this video Dr. Walchowski describes the "Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review (SQ3R+)" method. This method helps English Language Learners prepare for exams and complete reading assignments.

  20. Decoding Words Using Cognates – Improving ELLs' Vocabulary

    • Resource ID: SP0612
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    Spanish language speakers are not often aware of cognates in the English language. In this video the teacher demstrates decoding cognates that helps improve academic vocabulary.