Summary: PaTTANpod is a discussion forum produced by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). Our goal is to spread quality professional development material to practitioners throughout the field while inspiring educational growth.
There are several areas of need when thinking about students with autism. Dr. Mark Sundberg talks with us about the essential components to consider in designing effective school-based programs.
With so many math concepts and procedures to teach in mathematics and such a short amount of time, we need to consider how to get the most out of our instruction. Dr. Robin Codding helps us to understand how to think differently about our math content to achieve proficiency with our students.
Emily Hanford shares insights from the field around her work of literacy and literacy instruction.
Social-Emotional Learning needs to be deliberate and explicit in teaching prosocial behavior, coping strategies, emotional regulation, and problem solving skills. Kelly Perales shares why this explicit instruction is needed and how we can go about conducting this instruction.
Guest Dr. Dean Fixsen shares why implementation should be treated like a science and how to successfully implement a new innovation.
The National Center on Improving Literacy
PaTTAN consultant, Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, shares how schools can effectively engage families and break down barriers for student success.
Culturally Responsive Classroom Management
The Mystery of Assistive Technology
There is more to STEM than building robots... problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and more are crucial skills obtained by engaging in STEM activities. Judd Pittman discusses how STEM leads to employment and what the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is doing to address these 21st century skills.
Dr. Louisa Moats discusses the complexities of reading and how the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards should be used to help build professional capacity.
Dr. Tyrone Howard shares what it looks like, feels like, and sounds like in an equitable school setting.
PaTTAN consultants Dr. Laura Moran, Diane Funsten, and Mike Minor talk about the indicators for graduation and how to best support students, kindergarten through high school, in reaching this milestone.
Active Participation Part II
Active Participation Part I