Model for Collaboration: Study Groups Are an Effective Way to Plan Math Instruction for Students with Special Needs
by Brodesky, Amy R., Gross, Fred. E., McTigue, Anna S., and, Palmer, Allysen in Educational Leadership (online), February 2007, ASCD
Describes the design, study group experience, and preliminary impact of Addressing Accessibility in Middle School Mathematics, a two-year professional development program completed in 2006.
Is Key: How a Community of Practice Promotes Technology Integration
by Zorfass, J. in Journal
of Special Education Technology, Volume 20, 2005.
Describes the STAR Cycle, a component of the STAR Tech Professional Development Program developed at EDC. Its goal is to promote the integration of technology into the curriculum to benefit students with and without disabilities. General and special education teachers engage in a process of looking at student work; this article covers the process, a case study, and evidence of impact from several schools.
for Students with Special Needs: A Professional Development Activity
by Brodesky, Amy R., Gross, Fred. E., McTigue, Anna S.,
and Tierney, Cornelia C. in Teaching
, October 2004, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 146-154.
Describes a professional development activity on planning strategies to make mathematics lessons more accessible for students with special needs.
This report describes in-depth practices at six schools that are making targeted efforts to improve math education for students with disabilities and other struggling learners. It examines each school's practices for improving the math learning of all students as well as specific supports for students with disabilities and other struggling learners and identifies the challenges that schools face to serve students with diverse needs.
This NCSM Improving Studen Acheivement Series is a set of postition papers designed to provide research-based practices for school and district mathematics education leaders.