Educational Theory into Practice Software

Real-World Curriculum

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes drive the selection of technology. In order for learning outcomes to drive the selection of technology, teachers must first be sure of their desired student learning outcomes. This important direction allows the efficient selection of technology applicable and appropriate for their learning outcomes. Teachers are often compelled to look to outside sources for standards in their practice, and this resource area provides links and descriptions of some of the major national standards for the subject.

Standards for Special Education
Professional Standards


Desciption: Professional standards, recognition, and accreditation from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) .

Sponsering Organization: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) -

Standards Development


Desciption: Articulates what all general education teachers, as well as special education teachers, should know and be able to do to effectively teach students with disabilities.

Sponsering Organization: The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) -

State Special Education Outcomes


Description: 2005 State Special Education Outcomes: Steps Forward in a Decade of Change prepared by Sandra Thompson, Christopher Johnstone, Martha Thurlow, and Jason Altman

Sponsering Organization: National Center on Educational Outcomes -