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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Special Learning Needs Southern Group Meets at Olney Central College

The day was gloomy last Friday but the southern group was upbeat and worked hard at the initial meeting of the SLN Institute.

This Friday, October 17th will be the first group online meeting. See you in the virtual classroom!




Monday, October 6, 2014

Northern SLN Group Meets at Waubonsee

Our northern group met for the first time last Friday, October 3 at Waubonsee. Thanks to everyone for their efforts!




Monday, September 29, 2014

Central SLN Group Begins Training






Thanks to all of the great educators who worked collaboratively last Friday to begin the Special Learning Needs Institute at Parkland.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sign up now for SLN Institue beginning this fall

Be sure to check out the application for the the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists beginning this fall all around Illinois. Click the link on the right side of the blog to learn about training at Waubonsee, Parkland, and Olney Central. Choose the one closest to you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Academic Writing Strategy

The strategy instruction idea I use is from the content area of writing.  It is very important students learn how to write academically.  Learning to create content that flows is critical.  I like to teach using the analogy of a car without a driver.  A car without a driver is going no where.  Students have to learn to approach writing considering the reader.  Where are you going?  What is your opinion?  How can you support your opinion?  Opinion plus three topics = your thesis statement.  The thesis statement tells your readers what you are going to write about.  

Thanks for this post from Venise Haynes, South Suburban College, from the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists Training fy14

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Archived Assistive Technology Session Now Available

The archived session highlighting free and low cost assistive technology resources is now available on the ICCB iLearn site. Send an email to sipdctrainer@gmail.com or email Sarah at sgoldam@siue.edu to be able to access all of these valuable resources. Special thanks to Christopher Lee for sharing his wealth of knowledge with us!

Check out Christopher's book, "What About Me? Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners."

Archived Assistive Technology Session Now Available

Accessing free and low cost assistive technology is now archived on the ICCB iLearn site. Just send an email to sipdctrainer@gmail.com if you want access or write Sarah at sgoldam@siue.edu. There are a ton of resources! Thanks to Christopher Lee for sharing his knowledge with all of us.

Check out Christopher's book, What About Me? Strategies for Teaching Misunderstood Learners.