Other Resources

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21st Century Skills
The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.


Dropout Prevention


Department of Education (FL DOE)

  • Florida Department of Education – Educators
  • FL DOE’s Educators area “has course descriptions, legislative links, information on standards and links to various sections of the Department of Education. Faculty members can find one-stop information relating to professional development, career options, certification, and other programs available.
  • Center on Innovation & Improvement
    Twin Paths to Better Schools
  • Ed.gov
    Overview of online resources on the federal DOE website.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
  • Doing What Works
    This website includes excellent resources and research-based guidance on a range of topics including: Data-Driven Improvement, Quality Teaching, Literacy, Math and Science, Comprehensive Support, Early Childhood
  • Office for Civil Rights
    This document is a revised version of a document originally developed by the Chicago Office of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to clarify the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 504) in the area of public elementary and secondary education.
  • Office of Safe and Healthy Students
    This website serves as a central location for information about the Center’s training and technical assistance, products and tools, latest research findings.
  • Education Resources Information Center
    An online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education and “provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.”
  • IDEA Partnership
    The IDEA Partnership is “dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning.” The website includes information on RtI, IDEA 2004, and many tools and resources.
  • IDEA
  • Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
    The US DOE’s Institute for Education Sciences WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE provides educators with “the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.”

Dispute Resolution

  • CADRE – the National Center on Dispute Resolution
    Encouraging the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs
  • Dispute Resolution Systems
    When disagreements occur or when you believe that the school is not meeting its legal obligations, there are various options available to resolve these disputes. Information about these options can be found on this webpage.

Florida’s Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) & Related Resources

  • Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
    This website provides a central, comprehensive location for Florida-specific information and resources that promote system-wide practices to ensure highest possible student achievement in both academic and behavioral pursuits.
  • Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project
    Florida’s Response to intervention for Behavior (RtI:B) database.
  • Florida’s Problem Solving/Response-to-Intervention Project
    To help facilitate and inform implementation of a problem-solving and response-to-intervention model in the state, the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida have partnered to create the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) Project.
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    The Technical Assistance (TA) “Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.”

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)

Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide. FDLRS includes twenty Associate Centers that serve from one to nine school districts.


Growth Mindset

  • The Growth Mindset
    Research completed by Dr. Carol Dweck states that the way our students think impacts their attitude toward learning and how they perform in our classrooms.
  • The Mindset Kit
    A free resource for educators and parents who want to foster adaptive learning mindsets.
  • The Power of Believing that you can Improve
    Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.

Parent-School Partnership


Statewide Student Assessments


Student Support Services Project


Technology


Transition

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
    School To Work Transition
  • Florida Department of Education – Secondary Transition
    FACTS.org is Florida’s Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students. Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support, this free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college.
  • Florida Virtual Campus
    FACTS.org is Florida’s Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students. Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support, this free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college.
  • Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
    Learn about the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)
  • FYI Transition
    Provides information, resources, games, and other interactive media for students, families, and transition professionals.
  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
    The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
  • National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)
    NTACT’s purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, State VR agencies, and VR service providers in implementing evidence-based and promising practices ensuring students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.
  • Project 10: Transition Education Network