Summer Reading III
Denise Riley is a friend of mine who recently retired as the Assistant Director for the Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center (OTAC), a nationally recognized Alternative Education Program.
She recently completed a training and Field Guide for Alternative Educators and a training and guide for principals called Pointers For Principals. Alternative Education Programs have increased significantly over the past several years; however, the number of resources has been limited. This manual gives teachers and administrators practical ideas for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating through nine research-based domains:
* RESEARCH AND TRENDS
* EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION
* COUNSELING AND BEHAVIOR ISSUES
* RE-DESIGNING ASSESSMENTS
* WORK STUDY/ SERVICE LEARNING
* MIDDLE SCHOOL
* LIFE SKILLS
* GRADUATION PLANS
Non-traditional Education (Alternative Education) provides a different path for many of our students – one that makes them employable as well as taking them on a meaning path as tax-paying citizens.