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Sample units and free publications from the Resource Center and CIMC, along with links from "Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development"

The positions or viewpoints in the resources collected here reflect their authors and source organizations. They do not represent the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or any employee of the state agency. No endorsement of organizations or viewpoints is implied by inclusion in this collection or on this web page.


Publications from the Resource Center and CIMC

Special Education Paraprofessional Workbook Resources

Paraprofessional coverThe Oklahoma State Department of Education and The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education partnered to created this required training resource for special education paraprofessionals in Oklahoma. This all-new, full-color student guide is available in our online catalog, or call 800.654.4502 to order item #AD3145. The Facilitator's Guide and accompanying Powerpoint files are free to download:

Download the full Facilitator's Guide (PDF)
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Download individual units from the Facilitator's Guide (PDF)
NOTE: These are the same units that make up the full Facilitator's Guide, but are broken into individual units for ease of use.

  1. Legal Foundations of Special Education
  2. Responsibilities and Ethics
  3. IEP Participation
  4. Disability Awareness and Instructional Strategies
  5. Communication and Interaction Strategies
  6. Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring and Data Collection

Paraprofessional Powerpoint slideDownload Powerpoint files:

  1. Legal Foundations of Special Education
  2. Responsibilities & Ethics
  3. IEP Participation
  4. Disability Awareness & Instructional Strategies
  5. Communication & Interaction Strategies
  6. Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring & Data Collection

Links to Other Resources

The Best Education Infographics
Infographics on a range of topics, including e-learning, gamification, and social learning.

Brightwave Thinking
Articles, blogs, and expert guides from Brightwave Group, “the leading global agency for next generation learning solutions, products and services.”

KQED Education Digital Tools
In these short video tutorials from KQED, learn the basics for how to use free online tools for teaching and learning.

Hoonuit Blog
Empowering educators to make better decisions, optimize their institutions, and transform teaching and learning.

Adult Basic Education Resources
Resources — some free and others for purchase — from the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

SABES Curriculum Resources
The System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) is the ABE professional development system of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services unit.

Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
Authors of the report "Making a Market for Competency-Based Credentials," aimed at “articulating a foundation for our collective work by analyzing the credentialing landscape, identifying promising credentialing approaches, and assessing what is needed to create a clear and compelling credentials
marketplace.”

NIOSH Talking Safety Curriculum
A foundation curriculum in occupational safety and health customized for each state; includes the PDF curriculum, PowerPoint presentation, and companion video.

OSHA Videos
OSHA videos to play or download, organized alphabetically.

WorkSafeBC Resources
Worker safety resources from the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia.

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup
Websites, blogs, articles, and videos that provide information and tools related to understanding, selecting, and assessing assistive technology.

Mathematics Assessment Project
Five prototype professional development modules that are activity-based and built around a collection of example classroom activities.

Assessing Creativity: A Guide for Educators
This 2002 monograph from The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented deals with recognizing or assessing creativity; chapters include an introduction; definitions and characteristics; reviewing, evaluating, selecting, and using instruments; a design and plan for systematic assessment; and linking assessment and instruction.

CareerTech Testing Center
Oklahoma’s premier source for competency assessments, skill standards, and online testing.

CareerTech Testing Center Blog
Information on a variety of topics—some original, some inspired by the world around us, and some generated by others—that have application to testing and to career and technology education.

Khan Academy
Thousands of videos, exercises, and assessments covering math, science, economics, computer science, humanities and test prep!

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
Resources for youth with disabilities, and their families and educators.

Mind42
A collaborative mind mapping tool that allows you to easily organize your thoughts — a great tool for developing research papers.

WebQuest
A WebQuest is an inquiry lesson format that uses available information on the web as resources.

Poll Everywhere
Encourage more student participation in traditional lectures with this free classroom response system that works using cell phones or computers.

Quizlet
A great online tool to help students practice vocabulary and language.

Apple in Education
Helping teachers do what they love.

The Futures Channel
Movies and activities demonstrating real-world applications of math and science.

Prezi
Create engaging, nonlinear, “zooming” presentations.

Voicethread
Voicethread is a collaborative, multimedia tool for creating slide shows that incorporate images, documents, and videos; also available as an app.

Blabberize
Animate still photos to create talking pictures that can be used to spice up a presentation.

The Spider’s Apprentice
Learn how web search engines work and find tips for locating exactly what you want on the web.

Hot Potatoes
Applications that enable you to create interactive multiple-choice, short answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for use on the web.

Discovery Classroom Resources
Lesson plans library, worksheets to go, and more from Discovery Education.

Distance Education and Training Council
Nonprofit educational association that promotes excellence in distance education.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Website about the Foundation and its programs and efforts on a range of subjects, including education.

FREE—Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Links to hundreds of teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, on topics such as arts and music, health and physical education, language arts, math, science, and U.S. history.

National Foundation for Educational Research
A comprehensive website for contemporary educational research, school development projects, and related resources.

The National Map
A wide range of printable, dynamic, and interactive maps and articles that illustrate dozens of trends and topics about America.

Lesson Planet
Thousands of online educational resources, including lesson plans for art, music, education, health and nutrition, language arts, geography, math, science and technology, and social studies.

Martindale’s — The Reference Desk
Online calculators and other resources relating to almost every subject including mathematics, agriculture, engineering, chemistry, food, and more.

Sweet Search
A search engine designed especially for students that link to sites approved by research experts, teachers, and librarians.

U.S. Copyright Office
Information about copyright, how to register a work, law and policy, and more.

History.com
Educational videos and television programming.

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Links to Cooperative Extension Service partners in every state.

Career and Technical Education Resources
Hundreds of links to resources on topics related to career and technical education.

We Shall Overcome
Links to, and explanations of, historic places in the civil rights movement in America, by state.

Today in History
Memorable events for each day of the year, from the Library of Congress.

EDSITEment
Historic events calendar, with lesson plans, from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

LibrarySpot.com
Encyclopedias, maps, online libraries, quotations, dictionaries, and more.


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