Name an Acronym...

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  1. CFClassroom

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    I'm putting together a resource for my student teacher with a list of all the teaching acronyms that may be confusing for a new teacher. Can you think of any to include? I thought it might also be helpful to have a thread here for new teachers to read through. Thanks. :)
     
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  3. czacza

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    All the acronyms in your cartoon aren't applicable in my district..I wouldn't overwhelm your ST with all that might be shared here. Stick with what's proprietary to your district/ state.
     
  4. YoungTeacherGuy

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    RtI: Response to Intervention
    ELD: English Language Development
    IEP: Individualized Education Program
    PBIS: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
    SST: Student Study Team
    DI: Direct Instruction
    WBT: Whole Brain Teaching

    That's all that I can think of off hand!
     
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    Yes, there are IEPs.:dizzy:
     
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    LRE
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    IDEA
    OHI, ED, other SPED acronyms
    ELL, formerly known as ESL
    CSIT (Child Study Intervention Team)
    RTI
     
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    Again, many of these are local or state used acronyms. Your ST ould be mst appreciative f those that apply to your state.
     
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    I think most of the acronyms I noted (except for maybe a couple) are used throughout the United States.
     
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    I launched a list like that for a workshop once. It promptly grew to eight fairly closely spaced pages, and the most grateful recipient was the guy who'd been teaching for multiple decades: as he read over it, he kept exclaiming, "Oh, when I started teaching they called that ___! Thanks!" The majority of the items on it, but by no means all, are indeed California-specific. CST is on it - but that means something different in New York, I know.
     
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    Hmmm. Out of those listed thus far, the following are not used in my district/ area (7 town consortium):
    PBIS
    KIPP
    ELD
    SST
    WBT
    LRE
    OHI

    Rti is randomly referred to, but is nt the typical tier 1, tier 2 kinds of interventions referred to here on the forums...and lest soone think my district out f touch, we are one of the highest performing districts in my state. Highly rated. Perform well on all state quality assessments.

    Thus my admonition that a local ST be informed on hat is used in the res where s/he would be searching for a job.
     
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    Ok...know what most on the list are...we do LRE obviously, but it's not a term/ acronym we use..it's what we do...as far as the rest, yeah either don't use as a term or don't buy in to.
     
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    OHI is also a national acronym. It's part of IDEA and means "other health impairment." It's common because this is the classification of any student with ADD that is in special education (unless they have other disabilities as well).

    I do agree, though, that you ST only need know the acronyms that are relevant to placement at this time. However, a "master list" would be helpful moving forward.
     
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    So, FL uses ESOL (English speakers of other languages) but I've also seen ELL (English language learners).

    ELA seems to trip some people up (English Language Arts).
     
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    I think some of the job titles are confusing in a school - SLP & LSSP. Also, if you refer to other schools by initials (as we do), that would be helpful. I agree with the idea of a quick reference for things you use frequently and maybe a longer list if needed.
     

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