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  1. Apr 2019
  2. Mar 2018
    1. arents should ask the school, "Why do you believe that my child does not need this service to benefit from special education and to be involved in and make progress in the general curriculum?" If the school refuses to provide a requested related service, the parents can ask for a written notice of refusal. This notice must state:1.what the school is refusing to do;2.what the school decided to do instead;3.the data on which that decision was based; and 4.and the other options which were considered.

      This is crucial. This is a right and would completely inhibit administrators from being able to refuse or would at least force them to think about it before they refused service.

    1. our child must need special education and related services to benefit from education.

    2. If the evaluation shows that your child has a disability, the ARD committee must then address the second part of the two-part eligibility test by decidingwhether your child needs special education and related services to benefit from education. If your child does not have an educational need for special education services, he or she is not eligible for any such services

      What is educational need in Texas? How do we separate that from other kinds of needs?

    3. hese services may include, but are not limited to: tutoring;remedial services;compensatory services;response to scientific, research-based intervention;and other academic or behavior support services

      Who has access to these support services in the school? Are students with SPED services precluded from access to these services?

    4. campus-based student support team, which is a team of teachers, and other personnel who meet regularly to address any learning or behavioral concerns that children are having

      Who are these people at Maplewood?

    1. IEEOrderedbyaHearingOfficerIfahearingofficerordersanIEEaspartofadueprocesshearing,theschoolmustpayforit

      Who are the hearing officers? How are they selected and who are they accountable to?

    2. The notice must be written in language understandable to the general public and must be translated into your native language or other mode of communication, unless it clearly is not feasible to do so.

      Nothing here about length or layout which can make these documents difficult to navigate.

  3. Jan 2018
    1. With its military origins, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama were all once Boy Scouts too.

      So why did Baden invent teenagers here? How did he do it?

    2. 10 Youth Movements That Changed History

      What do you think when you hear the word teenager? What do you think the author means when he states, "Teenagers didn't always exist. They had to be invented."? Why would someone "invent" the category teenager? How?

    3. “Teenagers.”

      Do a google image search for teenager. What comes up? What do you see? What do you think? What do you wonder? Who's missing? What's missing? What dominates? What are the consequences? Who/what is invested in these "images" of teenagers? How does this article parallel and challenge these images?

    4. Alicia Silverstone’s character Cher from Clueless would have fit in perfectly.

      If you were going to learn more about one of these movements, which one would it be? What search terms would you use? List them.

  4. Apr 2017
    1. For instance, in a class on web design, a colour blind student wrote a post carefully explaining other students and readers how to design sites that can be read by colour blind people –an important point when designing websites, since you’ll have more colour blind readers than readers using Opera or Netscape or needing websafe colours or any of those other elements of web design that we fret about. Other students explained technical skills they themselves had just mastered: how to make skins for your blog, how to use php to join up separate html files.

      Surprises that came from blogging. I'm often heartened by the things that happen when I open my classroom up to the "non-academic" or "less-academic" side of life.

    2. Thinking writing is the kind of writing we do when we’re thinking through problems or topics, when we’re writing for ourselves and not for an audience. Thinking-writing is often called process writing, but I really like Dysthe’s term: it emphasises how writing can actually help us think.

      This is the kind of writing my students did in class before they prepared inquiry statements. They spent time writing about their passions, interests, and expertises. As we layered on educational technology and their certificate area, these lead to questions.

  5. Oct 2016
    1. Generative scholarship is framed with significant disciplinary questions in mind, offers scholarly interpretation in multiple forms as it is being built, and invites collaborators ranging from undergraduate students to senior researchers to public historians

      This I love. Who is the audience for pre-service undergrad teachers and youth local, multimodal history? How might my pre-service teachers learn about history making and teach it simultaneously via a disciplinary literacy curriculum they enact with elementary school aged youth?

    2. Digital scholarship holds out a rare promise of both advancing scholarly conversations and performing a democratic service.

      I think about this when I ponder a project that trickles down into our school university partnership and engages both SEU interns and youth in collaborative siting or creation of a relevant archive. I've thought about mapping the neighborhood and its local issues and histories through youth lenses using google field trip, but I want to be sure that what's logged is of use. How can I anticipate use? Who would its audience be beyond local residents and tourists? Who uses google field trip in south austin past 71 and if so, why and how?

    3. The concept of digital scholarship has emerged to describe this activity. Although the phrase sometimes refers to issues surrounding copyright and open access and sometimes to scholarship analyzing the online world, digital scholarship—emanating, perhaps, from digital humanities—most frequently describes discipline-based scholarship produced with digital tools and presented in digital form. The University of Richmond's Digital Scholarship Lab was established in 2007, and new centers have emerged at Rice, Brown, Emory, Miami, Ohio State, and Case Western Universities, the Universities of Utah, Oregon, Kansas, and California at Irvine, Haverford College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and other colleges and universities.

      What does this look like in my field?

  6. Jun 2016
    1. those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice

      There are some folks of this generation he refers to, eschewing this way of "inhabiting the present." Really makes you wonder if he did inhabit the present much earlier looking for somewhere to eat if he entertained many places, ran out of a time, and had to make his own sandwich). Where is he, actually?

  7. Apr 2016
    1. **Reflex Math

      Maybe worth purchasing for summer practice.

    2. **Math-U-See

      ADS Sped instructor was using this for our daughter last year and seemed to think it worked well.

    3. fully multisensory or partially multisensory

      Focused on one approach for a particular variety of dyscalculia or underlying cause?

    1. Further Resources for Teachers and Parents
    2. The former is possibly most helped by interventions emphasising understanding, and the latter may be by drill-type interventions.

      Seems limited in approach.

    3. So in a way, research on this is just beginning. I personally am involved in a project to test a remediation designed for dyscalculic children, and there are other such projects underway.

      I'm going to email her about this. I did find this site, but the link to Number Race (a software remediation) is broken.

    4. There has been much work on this question in the educational field, and there are many curricula designed for children with difficulties in mathematics. However very few of these curricula have been rigorously tested for their efficacy, and the studies that do exist include children who have difficulties in mathematics for all sorts of reasons, not just those with dyscalculia.

      BUT do they work? In an odd way, I don't like this dismissal of this work working for kids with all sorts of math difficulties given the gap it seems to be making for future curriculum target marketing. So many curricula support learners with multiple needs. This is hardly a reason to discredit or at the very least dismiss or passover these curricula. Wish they were named here?!

    5. a more detailed examination of mathematics abilities.

      What's this? Because we've done all the rest. Speaks to the limitations of this entry here.

    6. Another researcher, Geary (1993), has argued for three different subtypes of dyscalculia, one based on difficulties in fact retrieval (ie. learning simple addition sums, and times tables), one based on difficulties in learning procedures and strategies, and one based on visuo-spatial difficulties.

      Reading this I would bet a million bucks that these are all in play with Sadie, so....discredited based on one case? :0

    7. just have dyscalculia

      I think we are in this camp with our daughter given her facility with communication about ANYTHING else in any other mode.

    8. • Brian Butterworth. (1999). The Mathematical Brain. MacMillan, London. General Introduction to numerical cognition for the public.
    9. Shalev, R. S., & Gross-Tsur, V. (2001). Developmental dyscalculia. Pediatr Neurol, 24(5), 337-342.

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    10. Shalev & Gross-Tsur (2001).

      I'm going to hunt this one down asap. It's older than I would think work on this would be given the 30 year point made earlier re: dyslexia.

    11. brain dysfunction is the only explanation left

      I'm not sure how I feel about this given our limited capabilities to "rule all other factors out."

    12. attentional disorders

      I'm guessing teachers might see this one, but I can't imagine that's the case given all the strength in all other life domains and the multiple ways in which math instruction has been approached for Sadie [my daughter] from an early age (e.g.,home, school, concrete, abstract, algorithmic, wrote memorization and practice, etc.). This also gets complicated given the prevalence of all these other "reasons" in the popular discourse as opposed to the more nascent suggestion (construction) of dyscalculia.

    1. Kathryn deBros,

      I followed this link to her page and learned that she writes a good deal and has some fantastic references she draws on and that you might draw on in this project. Follow articles with tags on the home page of her noodle and scroll down to sources for more (if you're looking).

    1. closer to what my own parents experienced than you might guess.

      Here it comes, the plug for algorithmic love or at least the comparison to arranged marriage. Are the services akin to parent arrangements?

    2. My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly.

      Gets me thinking he's going to debunk traditional love narratives. I'm going to think of some I know and anticipate that he'll knock them off one by one. He starts with the arranged marriage. I'm guessing high school sweet hearts will be next and at some point, one marriage or monogamy might be up for revision too.

    3. I learned of the phenomenon of “good enough” marriage, a term social anthropologists use to describe marriages that were less about finding the perfect match than a suitable candidate whom the family approved of for the couple to embark on adulthood together.

      Seeing the disciplinary possibilities of parallel readings to this (to go deeper) and recalling the book "starter marriage" that I ironically read right after I got engaged. While the term wasn't the same, the book echoed this article as it traced a contemporary marital phenomenon that marked a generation legally, psych-emotionally, financially, etc.. Searching for starter marriage I came across this huff post starter marriage blog LIST! Seems the phenomenon isn't over.

    4. 38% of Americans who describe themselves as “single and looking” have used an online-­dating site.

      This number seems staggeringly low compared to my experience with friends. Really? I may look this stat up or find out where it comes from.

    5. along with the sociologist Eric Klinenberg

      Aziz is doing research?! I'm visualizing him doing a focus group interviewImage Description

    6. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.

      This surprises me. Sounds like Aziz is skeptical of "natural" love. Will he be making an argument for algorithmic match-making?

    1. Examples

      Which one seems the clearest to you? Which one seems the most challenging? Why?

    2. expect all students to like contracts.

      What experience do you have with them? What do you think of them?

    3. Components of Learning Contracts

      How does our class statement of inquiry assignment include, neglect or extend these components?

    4. Select specific tasks to be evaluated; it is not necessary to evaluate every task.

      What might you accomplish independently, and responsibly? What might require evaluation along the way? How might peers evaluate your work? How might the professor?

    1. Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses.

      I think this is interesting because it brings meaning to personal learning, while helping build knowledge in a collective. I wonder how different individuals help shape a collective understanding, and even shift its directions because of the questions they raise or the diverse experiences and background knowledge they have to offer.

  8. Feb 2016
  9. specialedwitheva.weebly.com specialedwitheva.weebly.com
    1. I HOPE I CAN KEEP ON LEARNING AND BECOME THE BEST SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER I CAN BECOME!

      I can feel your excitement here, but think you might convey that with an exclamation point in lieu of all caps. All caps seems REALLY LOUD :)

    2. Currently a Special Education major with hopes of becoming a down syndrome specialist. 

      Long term plans convey your seriousness and vision for yourself.

  10. jackymumford.wordpress.com jackymumford.wordpress.com
    1. education

      If you can, you might share some of your pre-ed work experience. This often conveys seriousness and valuable experience coming into the classroom.

    2. Family, friends, coworkers, parents, & anyone else

      big audience! may shape the tags you use to categorize posts as they accumulate. maybe some are more for some folks than others?

  11. sharigulam.weebly.com sharigulam.weebly.com
    1. Experience

      You have had a lot of experience for a sophomore! For all the different age groups you've worked in and block experiences under your belt you might share a focused detail about each one or link to the schools where you've interned to give more depth to these "references."

    2. helping her out

      This connection to your mother is instant credibility! You might list some of the ways you helped her out here (perhaps err on the unexpected or concrete side of things to keep our attention) to make this story stick and begin to establish your authority from a very young age.

  12. jacqgonzalez.wordpress.com jacqgonzalez.wordpress.com
    1. This is a great start. I hear your hopes, your credibility and authority (long past and present line of ELA eds), and your love (quote). Be sure to use the visual affordances of the webtext and consider hyperlinking, even if it's to your favorite author's open online collection or your goodreads feed (just a shot in the dark, but brainstorming here with you).

    1. I instantly knew it was something I wanted to do

      I love your story and want you to continue to sharpen it. I think it speaks volumes. Explaining what you felt in this moment, what appealed to you, how it shaped your vision might take this story one step closer to really helping your reader get a sense of your motivations from this moment.

    2. speech pathology

      Clear, long-term, multi-tiered goals demonstrate your level of focus, intensity, and vision for yourself.

    3. I am a double major in spanish and special education

      This detail conveys your seriousness as a student and your marketability in a city full of bilingual folks.

  13. arianarvillegas.weebly.com arianarvillegas.weebly.com
    1. South Austin native

      I like this mention of your home alongside a pic of yourself in Chicago (for those who recognize the bean :) ). Inserting a caption or referencing this juxtaposition might clarify the selection for outside audiences. They seem to convey your love for cities and your movement beyond Austin.

    2. actively involved

      Show this a bit more, if you keep it here. I feel like there is a one sentence story possible (see Ruben's page for an example)

    1. I feel like I have a cultural connection in these classrooms

      Worth another sentence, I think, to establish your cultural connection.

    2. I have been working with students on understanding how to graph information, aspects of 3-Dimensional shapes, and we are now moving on to fractions beginning with halves.

      These images and this caption speak volumes about experience you are getting in the field. They go above and beyond the about page assignment.

  14. rubenaf.weebly.com rubenaf.weebly.com
    1. purpose

      I get a sense of your purpose. I wonder if you might define your audience just a bit more, for your writerly sake :)

    2. Living in such a small town there is really not much to do, so to pass time, me and my siblings would play basketball at the one court that my town had just about every night (the days were too hot).

      I have an instant image of this routine in my mind. This is such a quick story and it contributes to your credibility and authority as a physical educator. You've got to display your lifelong learning and identity as a physically active person and you're doing it, concretely and credibly.

    3. It is surrounded by farms and windmills!

      I love the pics and the captions help us understand their connection to the messages above and how they take use even closer to you. I am wondering about their placement on the page. Is there a way to break up the text or move beyond the centered alignment for the whole page? It feels awkward.

  15. meganewills.weebly.com meganewills.weebly.com
    1. CJ

      Obligatory dog pic, please!Image Description

    2. I am eager to enter the field of education with the same passion for kids that I have as a coach. 

      Immediate credibility and a rationale for sharing this in relation to your future as an educator. Well-stated.

  16. sammiecurtin.weebly.com sammiecurtin.weebly.com
    1. :)

      This gives me a feel for the casual tone you're working to strike, but I'm wondering if given the initial clause about letting us in on a secret, you might end the sentence with a ... for drama instead and to fend off some of the more conservative audience members who might judge you for using emoticons as a teacher (I don't, but have their imaginary lenses on my shoulder as I read).

    2. About me

      I love the pallette of the whitewashed fence and your image below. They're aligned, so to speak. That being said, the mint green of the title of the page gets a little lost. I wonder if you might bump it up and provide a bit more contrast.

    3. I will keep y'all posted while working with these kiddos.

      I appreciate that you're speaking to me as an audience. This is also giving me a sense of how you will use this site right now (purpose), to check in and consider the road to your first position as you move through the st. ed's program.

    4. I even saved up my money to buy an overhead projector

      Unexpected fun fact is concrete, credible, and story-like.

    1. She is the reason I want to work with students.

      Sounds like a real inspiration. I wonder if you might quote her? I am also looking at this and wondering about balance. How can we fit you and your strengths back into this page before we leave it, as readers? Is there a way to bring us back to you through a moment mentioning the image or the metaphor it might illustrate, experience it conveys about you and who you are as an educator? (just brainstorming)

    2. The next step I am planning to get my masters in Speech Pathology in hopes of someday working with the deaf who are hoping to become vocal. For now, I plan on focusing in the field of Special Education.

      Having a multi-tiered, detailed plan really establishes your credibility as a serious student of special education.

  17. shaheenmaknojia.weebly.com shaheenmaknojia.weebly.com
    1. And thats the kind of educator I want to be!

      I agree with Brooke and Christen that you've got a nice framework here to develop. The picture tells a story, invites us into your family (I'm guessing, but a caption would clarify that) and your final line referencing your role in the family helps us learn about this familial role and the connection you see between it and your future as an educator. Now it's time to take things to the next level and share some of those specifics like your certificate level, perhaps an inspiration, a mentor, a quote, something about what you hope this site might do for your future students or their families. All these potential details will establish your credibility and begin to convey your authority.

    1. what are your views on education?- students from Alta Vista charter HIgh school KC

      Nice to see youth reaching out, BUT thinking his views are explicitly stated all over the site. Strange question to ask. Must be part of the assignment, to reach out. It's recent.

    2. Thanks, John. I honestly appreciate it. Hope to be in contact with you soon.

      I liked hearing his voice here. Sounds like someone who's easy to relate to and available. Also shows he's "contact-able" through the site (in 2010).

    3. 100

      After such a list, thinking a few hyperlinks might have enhanced the webtext, BUT that's also another area of the site to "maintain" and he's writing often, so...probably a wise authorial choice.

    4. TEDxNYED

      Internationally renowned context for public speaking listed first.

    5. named

      Lots of recent honors (past 2-3 years).

    6. writes

      LOTS of popular, widely circulating blogs and online news sites listed here.

    7. serves

      Invited service on a board

    8. click here.

      Communication line established. One sign of a credible site, according to the University of Maryland Libraries' criteria for establishing web site credibility

    9. He’s also a committed writer, activist, web designer, and father.

      Lots of education related and enhancing identities here, e.g., parenting, web design (ed tech!), social action, etc.. He establishes a lot of authority in and beyond the classroom.

    10. This Is Me

      Clear, to the point, no frills, no fear.

  18. Jan 2016
    1. Over recent years there’s been a steady escalation of concern about the admissions process at the most revered, selective American colleges.

      I think this might be what he's referring to. Seems things haven't been going so well for recruitment or retention.

  19. Nov 2015
    1. I think Sarigianides, Petrone, Lewis and ultimately Nancy Lesko's work on the constructedness of youth and all the adult investments in maintaining particular positions for youth deepen the conversation about WHY this happens and continues to happen throughout history.

    1. avoid the fear factor that can easily paralyze you

      I think there are rational concerns over PEOPLE (not just kids, although Louis CK focuses on kids here) interacting away from face to face interactions.

    2. Navigate

      What experiences do you have with formal digital citizenship curriculum? Informal? A long time ago, one of my roommates wrote me a long, angry, distressing email. This was before people (or I) checked email multiple times a day (2000). I went home, hung out, returned to work, and went home and hung out and returned to work before I read the email. To this day, I remember the feeling I had reading that email at work, knowing my roommate had been around me with full knowledge that the email was out circulating in cyberspace. To this day, I remember thinking emails of that sort were for cowards and people fearful of face to face social interactions. I'm not sure if this is the same today, but I believe the concerns over how people treat each other on the Internet and the importance of keeping the PERSON you are communicating with in mind remain. I'm not sure my roommate/friend was thinking much about me while drafting that email, even though it was sent to me and would have lasting ramifications on my life and our friendship.

    3. How can we teach proper online social interactions when the students are outside our classroom and thus outside our control?

      This seems to be the case with any curricular concept.

    1. Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

      this picture evokes a lot of emotion and prompts me to think of the digital divide, access, and a globalizing world. I'm wondering if the author wants me to feel sorry for this little kid. I'm wondering if this little kid is a wiz. I wonder if we'll learn anything about this kid beyond this image. If we don't, this feels a bit manipulative to me. Reading on.

    2. Are they both dangerous? I'm curious and wondering about the constraints of defining citizenship. I've already thought a good deal about the problems with the notion of "digital natives." I'm reminded of generation like] and the ways youth are portrayed as natives, but as a result, positioned as un-savvy, duped by the media, slaves to corporate marketing and social network likes.

    1. new cultural battleground in public schools

      it's one of those basic human rights, like marriage equality, that become incredible sticking points to move the law.

    2. CHICAGO — Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found Monday that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions. 

      Summary of this piece is likely here in the start because it's a newspaper article. Looks like it's reporting on this law suit about a transgender student's rights being violated.

  20. Oct 2015
    1. Enriquez, G., Johnson, E., Kontovourki S. and Mallozzi, C. (Eds.). (forthcoming). Literacies, learning and the body. London, Routledge.
    2. Colegio de la Ciudad-Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSecondary School English Teacher (2001)
    3. Willard Elementary School -Los Angeles, CaliforniaFourth Grade/ Accelerated Learning Program Teacher (1997-2000)

      My first whole class teaching job

    4. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST)Research Assistant (2004-2007)

      This is where I got my research feet wet and learned about the process of school change from the classroom to school and region administration. It's a sticky process.

    5. Elisabeth Johnson

      A profile pic

    6. Dissertation: Pop culture, literacy, and identity: Performative politics in a high school English classroom
  21. Sep 2015
    1. She said that in order to make sense of it, you need to think of musicals, because the plot in a musical exists to stop all of the songs from happening at once, and to get you from song to song. You need the song where the heroine pines for what she does not have, you need the songs where the whole chorus is doing something rousing and upbeat, and you need the song when the lovers get together and, after all the vicissitudes, triumph.

      I want to understand this analogy, but it's eluding me. I'm reading on in hopes that the next paragraph clears things up for me.

    2. invented fairly recently by the publishing industry?

      always market interests at play. always.

    3. Readers are often, refreshingly, less territorial as they work with a text. I'm happy to see that Ishiguro didn't lose popularity for genre-busting. He's earned the right at the very least.

    4. Illustration

      Even the opening visual is a genre buster.