Colorado School Social Workers Make a World of Difference!
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Resources and Tools
Resources for School Social Workers
Collaboratively Speaking: A study on effective ways to teach children with learning differences in the general education classroom. Schwab Learning
Educating Our Children Together: A Sourcebook for Effective Family-School-Community Partnerships - Susanne Carter, Oct. 2003
Set for Success: Building a Strong Foundation for School Readiness Based on the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children - The report indicates that before children can learn to read, they must learn basic social and emotional skills such as the ability to tolerate frustration and take direction. Set for Success recommends viewing social-emotional development and academic achievement as a continuum and not as separate entities; broadening this understanding to parents, teachers, caregivers, and policy makers; and providing training in this concept.
The Scientific Base Linking Social and Emotional Learning to School Success (JOSEPH E. ZINS, MICHELLE R. BLOODWORTH, ROGER P. WEISSBERG, AND HERBERT J. WALBERG)
Tools for School Social Workers
Pre-referral (CARE) Team Intervention Forms: The care team is a team of trained professionals who meet regularly to support their colleagues in educating children with challenging academic, emotional, behavioral, or discipline issues. Adapted, Nov. 2004
Student/Teacher Matching Rubric: Tool for use with students that have difficulty taking responsibility for their behavior. C. Thiede, Apr. 2004
Structured Observation Record: Observing students in various school settings provides useful information to the assessment process. C. Thiede, Apr. 2004
Presentations for download:
- The Power of SSW within NCLB: H. Hotchkiss (CDE), Oct. 2004
- Federal LD Identification Changes & RTI - K. Lauer (OSEP)