Technology that works for Special Ed Students has side benefits

A recent article in Education Dive explores ways in which technology can make invisible the help that special education students receive compared to their general ed counterparts. “There’s some anecdotal evidence that the technology itself, with its multimedia presentation and interactivity, may also make it easier for students with disabilities like autism to digest material…And…

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Consider Nominating Someone for CEC Special Ed Awards!

Do you know a special educator who is making a remarkable difference?  Do you teach exceptional students who are overcoming personal challenges to make great progress in math and reading? Why not nominate them for a CEC Award? Please take a minute to learn more about the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Award Programs.  http://www.cec.sped.org/About-Us/CEC-Award-Programs

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Happy Blogversary: Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year!

It was one year ago that we launched the Ascend Math blog. In that time, we’ve provided nearly 100 posts covering important topics like the latest research on BYOD, common core, and math intervention strategies.  What’s more, we provided teachers and students with fun math problems to solve during the Winter Olympics, March Madness and throughout the…

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Helping high school special ed students with math skill gaps

Kristin Lakin is a special education teacher working with high school age students at School City of Hammond in Indiana.  Recently, she was interviewed by Laura Close of Close Education. Mrs. Lakin provides great advice for teachers in tier 3 math intervention programs.  Particularly those working with students who have memory issues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdCGTlKOXao

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Welcome to the Ascend Math Blog

Welcome to the Ascend Math blog. In this weekly blog we will share insights, developments, strategies and ideas of interest to and from educators like you. Often, we will invite guest bloggers to share their expertise and strategies to make all students successful in math. For example, Principal Gil-Rey Madrid will share the math intervention…

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