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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
* ELL
* MIDDLE SCHOOL
* LIFE SKILLS
* GRADUATION PLANS
More information can be found on her website.
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.
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