Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Homebound Education: Best Practices for District Implementation
In school districts across the country, students face health and other issues that cause them to miss school for weeks and sometimes months. Homebound education is the solution for students to continue with their education and keep on track for graduation, while dealing with their medical situation.
There are many challenges for school districts to implement homebound programs and ensure the students continue to receive quality education. In this webinar, hear how the Anderson School District Five in South Carolina implemented homebound education, the challenges they faced, how they addressed them, and the results they have seen.
Tripp Dukes, assistant superintendent, Anderson School District Five, S.C.
This webinar will be moderated by Kim Spencer, director, Homebound Education/Alternative Learning, K12.
Register now for this free live webinar.  Webinar Date:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET



Who:  Ahren Hoffman, CTRS
When:   Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 4:00 pm (Eastern Time)
What:  Ask the Expert:  Holiday Helpers:  Toys and Games for Children with ADHD & Cognitive Differences

What is a good gift for a child affected by ADHD? How can families select toys and activities to help the holidays be more enjoyable? How can a friend or family member evaluate the many choices lining the toy aisle this time of year to find a toy that captures a child's imagination and allows her to readily interact with it?
ADHD and other cognitive impairments can affect how a child plays and the enjoyment he finds in particular toys. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Ahren Hoffman, of Toys"R"Us partner Lekotek, will discuss how to choose toys and recreational materials for children affected by ADHD during this holiday season and throughout the year.
Anyone who has the opportunity to buy gifts for children affected by ADHD will find this to be an informative and helpful webinar on toys and activities for differently-abled children.
Pre-registration is required for this free chat.
Please click above to pre-register for the chat. Follow the instructions on that page to participate. This is an online webinar with audio and video streaming. Ms. Hoffman will give a brief presentation and will then answer questions submitted by chat participants.
About Ahren Hoffman
Ahren Hoffman is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, manager of Industry Relations & Partnerships at the National Lekotek Center, Sibshop coordinator at Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Developmental Center and consultant for Autism Speaks sibling support groups.
Ms. Hoffman's career has been focused on providing support and services--including recreation, education, and peer support for siblings and their families to children who have a disability or chronic condition. In her role as manager of Industry Relations & Partnerships, Ms. Hoffman evaluates toys and products that are beneficial for children with special needs and provides support services to toy companies to connect with this market.
Ms. Hoffman is active in the lecture circuit within her field presenting to Therapeutic Recreation college students, parent support groups, professionals and Special Olympics Illinois. She is also involved in social media efforts for Lekotek, their clients and disability support groups. She received her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology at Central Michigan University. 

Free Webinar:  "Assessment to the Core:  Assessments That Enhance Learning"

Join educational author and consultant Jay McTighe in a free, live webinar where he’ll provide a framework for writing classroom assessments that align to standards like the Common Core and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards are outlined in his new Lumibook (ebook), Core Learning: Assessing What Matters Most.

In this webinar you will:
  • Get an outline of the Assessment Framework for helping educators plan effective assessments.
  • Explore the assessment implications of the Common Core and Next Generation Standards, as well as for 21st century skills.
  • Get resources (rubrics, “how-to” videos, etc.) to guide you through the test-creation process.

Assessment to the Core: Assessments That Enhance Learning
Presented by Jay McTighe
Thursday, December 5, 2013
12 PM PT | 1 PM MT | 2 PM CT | 3 PM ET
- please note your specific timezone.

Click here to save your seat for the webinar.

We’re excited to announce a special offer for all webinar attendees! Three lucky people will win a free copy of Jay McTighe’s LumiBook, Core Learning: Assessing What Matters Most (a $39.95 value). All you have to do for a chance to win is attend this webinar on December 5. Winners will be notified by email on December 6. Click here formore information.

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