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CEEDAR Center Newsletter
CEEDAR is beginning the process of Targeted TA

Paul Sindelar In addition to working intensively with five states, we are partnering with additional stakeholders through our targeted technical assistance (TA). Paul Sindelar, Center Co-Director, recently traveled to Ohio to participate in a meeting of the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children. Paul provided an overview of the Center’s mission and TA approach and how Ohio’s priorities might be met through partnership. Additionally, Steve Kroeger and Bill Bogden shared their own work related to educator preparation reform at the University of Cincinnati.

Following the presentation, Paul participated in sub-committee meetings with participants–which included deans and associate deans of schools of education as well as public school administrators–and provided feedback on the process. He believes, by leveraging resources and maximizing the collaborative structures they have in place, the group is well on their way to strengthening professional learning systems in the state. The Center looks forward to providing products and services to assist them in their efforts.
The CEEDAR Center will regularly focus on a critical knowledge and skill area for teachers and leaders. Each topical highlight will include products and activities related to the content focus. The first topical highlight will focus on literacy, which is addressed in the Knowledge Development Tools section of this newsletter. We will also hold a webinar on disciplinary literacy and release the first Course Enhancement Module (CEM). We hope readers find the topics and resources both timely, relevant, and worth sharing with colleagues.
The Course Enhancement Modules are compilations of resources intended for use in the development and enhancement of teacher and leadership education courses at IHEs as well as for in-service professional development. These compilations focus on different topics and include immediately usable and adaptable materials, activities, and links to online resources designed to support professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders preparing students with disabilities, and those who struggle, to meet college and career ready standards.

Webinar: Disciplinary Literacy
(October 22, 2pm EST) Register Now
CEC Teacher Education Division Conference (November 5-9)
UCEA Conference
(November 7-10)

Knowledge Development Tools: Evidence Based Reading Instruction

Literacy, and the foundational skills it encompasses, is critical to college and career readiness. The CEEDAR Center is committed to ensuring that teachers and leaders prepare students, particularly students with disabilities, for college and career readiness. One of the knowledge development tools that will be available is read more

Hear Holly's explanation of the importance of effective reading instruction here.
CEEDAR Partner Scan
  • Check out AACTE’s press release related to a recent report on SEA and IHE collaboration related to the Common Core.
  • The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) has released a new training module focused on academic progress monitoring. The materials can be accessed here.
  • CEC’s most recent Policy Insider reports on a new IDEA Data Center, which could impact state data collection systems.
  • A recent UCEA post discusses factors (e.g., teacher and student evaluation) that add to the complexity of district and school leadership and considerations for preparing effective educational leaders.

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Views expressed in this publication are not the official views of partner centers and organizations. The views of partner organizations espoused in this publication do not signify endorsement by the CEEDAR Center or the University of Florida.