Library Book Suggestions – December 2016

The following books are available to check out from the T/TAC William & Mary Library.

Transition Assessment: Wise Practices for Quality Livestransitionassessment
Authors:  Caren L. Sax and Colleen A. Thoma
Call Number:  TR111
Understanding the needs and goals of young adults with significant disabilities is the key to planning successful transition supports for them after high school. Sensitive and practical, this guidebook gives readers the insight and diverse strategies they need to help individuals direct their transition plans, choose their own goals, and communicate them effectively. Readers will discover innovative ways to open exciting opportunities to–and raise the expectations of–people with disabilities and their families.

Universal Design for Transition: A Roadmap for Planning and Instruction
Authors:  Colleen A. Thoma, Christina C. Bartholomew and LaRon A. Scottudtransition
Call Number: TR215
Apply the principles of universal design for learning to transition for students with disabilities with this groundbreaking guidebook. Transition specialists and educators will discover how to apply universal design for transition (UDT) during the critical middle- and high-school years, to help students achieve academic goals, make sound decisions about their future, and make a successful transition to adult life. Throughout the book, readers get practical guidance, teaching tips, and case studies that clearly demonstrate how to present information and skills in multiple settings in a variety of engaging ways. They’ll also find suggestions for a wide range of technology supports they can use to accommodate diverse learning needs, including video recordings, Internet tools and resources, audiobooks, podcasts, speech-to-text software, and assistive technology devices. With this one-of-a-kind guide to UDT, transition specialists and educators will help all students succeed in school, make informed choices about their future, and build lives beyond the classroom that reflect their goals and dreams.

Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner: Accommodating Brain Development, Language, Literacy, anddiffado Special Needs
Author: Glenda Beamon Crawford
Call Number:  AE1
Translating the latest brain research into practical classroom strategies, the author focuses on the adolescent learner and outlines brain-compatible instructional strategies applicable to all students, including English Language Learners (ELLs), gifted populations, and others with special needs. Readers will encounter a six-point differentiated model based on adolescents’ need for personal connection, appropriate intellectual challenge, emotional engagement, guided social interaction, metacognitive development, and a supportive learning environment. Focusing on learners’ intellectual, social, and emotional development, this resource offers a proven plan for teachers to create meaningful learning experiences that inspire students to take control of their own learning.

A Teacher’s Guide to Special Educationteacherguide
Authors: David F. Bateman and Jenifer L. Cline
Call Number: MI53
Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In this practical reference, the authors clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.

Beyond the Bake Sale:  The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnershipsbakesale
Author:  Anne T. Henderson … [et al.]
Call Number: FA63
Packed with tips from principals, teachers, and parents; checklists; and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong, collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that parent groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the school community.

Working with Parents and Families of Exceptional Children and Youth:  Techniques for Successful workingwithparentsConferencing and Collaboration
Authors:  Richard L. Simpson and Nancy A. Mundschenk
Call Number:  FA62
The primary theme of this 4th edition is that educators and related service professionals must be involved in helping parents and families contend with the challenges of raising, living with, and educating a child who has an exceptionality. This text retains its focus on developing responsive practitioners who use critical knowledge and skills when conferencing and collaborating with families. Additionally, it offers educators current evidence-based methods and related resources for building knowledge and skill sets for effective parent and family involvement and engagement.

20 Tools for the Collaborative Classroom Getting the Most from Your Partnerships20tools
Authors: Rebecca Hines and Lisa Kieker
Call Number: CC78
This book includes tools for teachers that specifically address areas of critical thinking and communication without abandoning the need to ensure students have mastered basic content. As new state and national education standards are adopted, educators must constantly focus on ensuring curriculum is universally designed and accessible for all learners. This resource is designed as a planning guide to provide tools and resources that can be used across skill levels, grade levels, and content areas.

The Power of 2, 3rd ed. (DVD)
Author: Marilyn Friendpowerof2
Call Number: CC77
The 3rd edition of The Power of 2 preserves the fundamental concepts, the classic six classroom approaches—that still have validity after two decades of scrutiny—while at the same time updating the examples that reflect co-teaching’s evolution, such as, an examination of services provided by teachers of students who are English language learners. Updates to the third edition include in-depth understanding of how to provide specialized education services by utilizing the skills of both general education and special education (or other specialized) personnel in the general education classroom. Featured teachers discuss how they use data to specially design instruction, plus we focus attention on co-teachers’ roles in the provision of specially designed instruction for students with disabilities. Featured teachers also discuss in detail how they use data to group students, design instruction, and monitor progress. The Power of 2 will assist educators—early career teachers as well as those with many years of experience—to collaborate and share their knowledge and skills in order to ensure students maximize their potential.



Educators and parents/families in our service area (Regions 2 & 3) may request books and materials from the T/TAC William & Mary Library. Requested materials will be mailed to you along with a postage-paid envelope to facilitate the return of materials to our library. Two books will be shipped at a time. If the item you are requesting is not immediately available, you will be placed on a waiting list. When it becomes available, it will be shipped to you immediately.

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