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Issue Date: Winter 2001

THE PFCEC WEBSITE

www.pfcec.org

The PFCEC website is a direct outcome of the attendance of a large contingent from Pennsylvania at the 1996 CEC Leadership Conference. At that meeting was a presentation of the still relatively new World Wide Web. Read on for details on the development and some surprising website statistics.

CAN (CHILDREN¹S ACTION NETWORK) REPORT

IDEA funding, Family Opportunity Act, The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Right Act of 2000, the anniversary of IDEA, DOE 22nd Annual Report to Congress. Read all about it!

WHAT¹S NEW IN PENNSYLVANIA? SUPPORTING GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT

If you missed PFCEC¹s annual Convention, "WHAT¹S NEW IN PENNSYLVANIA? SUPPORTING GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT," you missed a great convention. Special and regular educators, paraprofessionals, professors, parents and students from all parts of the state attended THE special education event in Pennsylvania. MORE!

MULTICULTURAL NEWS

TEACHING TOLERANCE magazine spotlights educators, schools and curriculum resources dedicated to promoting respect for differences in the classroom and beyond. Sent out in January and September, the magazine provides a national forum for sharing techniques and exploring new ideas in the areas of tolerance, diversity and justice. The articles in the magazine address equity concerns at all grade levels, preschool through secondary. Some highlights -

MULTICSPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION (SDI) AND THE ROLE OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERULTURAL NEWS

As a special education teacher, you often find yourself in a position where you must:

bulletSuggest or refine specially designed instruction (SDI) as part of input into CERs and IEPs.
bulletImplement the SDI found in IEPs which you have written or inherited from the previous year¹s teacher(s).
bulletWork cooperatively with regular education teachers in implementing the SDI items.

This is a tall order. How do you go about doing this?

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