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Greg Miller, President and CEO of Penn-Mar Human Services, a unique agency that helps to connect adults with disabilities to jobs where they will succeed. Click here for the full story.
Changing the Look and Feel of Early Childhood Assessment
Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Ph.D, of B2K Solutions℠ Ltd, shares her thoughts about how, when educators conduct an assessment, children can be interested, engaged, and experience joy, not stress, confusion, or a desire to run away. Her latest blog post is here.
Apps for Everyday
Moody Monster Manor is a fun and engaging iOS app that helps young children learn about moods and emotions by creating an endless array of silly characters.
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All across Maryland, and elsewhere, are amazing teachers, program directors and artists who are helping to make the lives of children with emotional and physical disabilities better in many ways. All of these people are the embodiment of dedication. They work hard, putting in long hours, and are constantly educating themselves and refining their own practice because, as you’ll discover, they wouldn’t have it any other way. Click here to read their stories.
Version 10 of the Maryland Online IEP Launches!
Assistant State Superintendent, Marcella E. Franczkowski launched Version 10 of the Maryland Online IEP (MOIEP) at two-day summer Professional Learning Institutes for teams from all Local School System and Public Agencies who are users and administrators of the MOIEP. Ms. Franczkowski noted how new features like real-time progress monitoring, intervention tracking, and improved data displays make Version 10 of the IEP, built in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, Center for Technology in Education, a cutting-edge tool that makes Maryland a leader in the nation in moving beyond compliance toward instructional decision-making designed to close the gaps for children and students with developmental delays and disabilities.
If you are a parent or guardian of a child with disabilities or if you know one and want to offer assistance, check out our list of resources covering topics from respite care to housing and supports to transportation. If you have suggestions to help us expand the list, please be sure to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
World of Care
Get to know Sharon Holloway-Gentemann, Program Director of World of Care, a medical care facility for children with complex health issues. Learn about their unique approach to serving children with disabilities and their family members.
August 4: PARCC, NCSC Teleconference, 9-10am.
Erikson Institute Webinar: "Engaging Families to Expand Early Learning Opportunities: How Can Technology Help?", August 21 at 1pm. Click here for more details about this free event.
August 28: DSE/EIS Statewide Birth-21 Special Education and Early Intervention Leadership Teleconference , 9-11am.