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newsletter summer 2015


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n2y Summer Editions Are FREE!
-A Special Thank You From CEO Jacquie Clark-

After a long, cold winter and very rainy spring, it is finally time to relax and enjoy the benefits of summer!  n2y is offering something special for you this summer!




Turn your summer into an exciting, interactive, educational adventure with
n2y’s suite of products!

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Lesson Plans Are Getting a New Look     
2015-16 School Year

   

New lessons plans for Unique Learning System and News-2-You will focus on expanding the instructional direction of curriculum and newspaper materials. The end result paints a picture of a tighter alignment to state and educational standards and the identified learning objectives of students with disabilities.
The new format establishes each instructional opportunity for revisiting the lesson, as suggested in the Monthly Plan for Unique Learning System (Updated Format for 15-16!) and the Weekly Plan (Brand NEW!) for News-2-You.

Each activity outlines the steps to effectively introduce, model, practice and review the instructional targets of the lesson. Reading lesson activities provide a map for adequately using leveled and chapter books in a before reading, during reading, and after reading routine.

Additionally, each activity provides a specific section to check the understanding of each student after the lesson is completed, based on their designated differentiated level. The Check Understanding section will allow teachers to easily identify and collect information to be used for progress monitoring within the monthly lessons.

 
The new lesson plans will be easily accessible within each interactive (iDoc) lesson. Educators will be able to quickly link to the Standards Connections, Instructional Tools and Instructional Guides right from within the lesson they are working on. 

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n2y 1000th Book Contest

n2y is having a book writing contest!  We will be celebrating the publishing of our 1,000th book into the n2y Library!  To participate in the library book contest, simply write a 7 – 10 page book and submit it to n2y.  The book can be at any level and be comprised of one to four sentences per page. Please include a title as well as the name of the author.  To be fair, there can only be one book submission allowed per teacher.  The winner of the contest will have their book illustrated and added as the 1,000th book in the n2y library!
 

To submit your book please download the book template below and use it to write your book.  Please submit your book by July 1st to the following email address: travis@n2y.com

Book Template





 

The contest rules and regulations contains a copyright assignment that must be completed before your submission can be evaluated for the contest. Please return your submission and signed release before the contest deadline of July 1, 2015.
 
 

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Summer News-2-You Schedule

News-2-You switches its delivery of current issues from weekly to monthly for the summer break. Here's a sneak peek at the schedule of monthly topics this summer:

 

JUNE (available May 28) Cooking Up Change
JULY (
available June 25) -  Special Olympics
AUGUST (
available July 30) -  Every Kid in a Park



 
Do you want to keep up on current events all summer? Exciting AP current events articles can be found in Breaking News. 

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Go ahead! Get outside this summer!

SymbolStix ONLINE has a new collection of symbols for summer fun! See the various symbols for active kids and adults on the go. Search for: swim diaper, shallow end, deep end, traveler, trip, and travel. It's impossible to sit still when you see the SymbolStix for run through sprinkler




 
Laminate your creations and use them outside! Want to share your photos of summer fun? We're on Instagram @n2yinc and Twitter @n2yinc and Facebook!

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June Webinars

 
June webinars will provide an open forum to discuss trending topics in Unique Learning System, News-2-You, SymbolStix ONLINE and eXtras. Webinar lengths range from 30-60 minutes.

Topics Include:
  • n2y eXtras
  • Closing Up Shop
  • SymbolStix ONLINE
  • Summer Curriculum
  • Core Materials

Upon completion, all LIVE webinar attendants will receive a certificate of completion for attending the entire session.  Webinars will be hosted by n2y's Alicia Favreau, M.Ed., NBCT, Anne Johnson-Oliss, M.Ed. and TJ Triola, M.S. Ed.

Click here to view the schedule and register!


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Lesson Plans Are Getting a New Look

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2015-16 School Year

New lessons plans for Unique Learning System and News-2-You will focus on expanding the instructional direction of curriculum and newspaper materials. The end result paints a picture of a tighter alignment to state and educational standards and the identified learning objectives of students with disabilities.

The new format establishes each instructional opportunity for revisiting the lesson, as suggested in the Monthly Plan for Unique Learning System (Updated Format for 15-16!) and the Weekly Plan (Brand NEW!) for News-2-You.

Each activity outlines the steps to effectively introduce, model, practice and review the instructional targets of the lesson. Reading lesson activities provide a map for adequately using leveled and chapter books in a before reading, during reading, and after reading routine.

Additionally, each activity provides a specific section to check the understanding of each student after the lesson is completed, based on their designated differentiated level. The Check Understanding section will allow teachers to easily identify and collect information to be used for progress monitoring within the monthly lessons.

The new lesson plans will be easily accessible within each interactive (iDoc) lesson. Educators will be able to quickly link to the Standards Connections, Instructional Tools and Instructional Guides right from within the lesson they are working on.


 


For more information about n2y's Unique Learning System, News-2-You, SymbolStix or professional training, contact support@n2y.com or call us at 800.697.6575. 

1000th book contestn2y 1000th Book Contest!

n2y is having a book writing contest!  We will be celebrating the publishing of our 1,000th book into the n2y Library! 


To participate in the library book contest, simply write a 7 – 10 page book and submit it to n2y.  The book can be at any level and be comprised of one to four sentences per page. Please include a title as well as the name of the author.  To be fair, there can only be one book submission allowed per teacher.  The winner of the contest will have their book illustrated and added as the 1,000th book in the n2y library!

To submit your book please download the book template below and use it to write your book.  Please submit your book by July 1st to the following email address: travis@n2y.com

The contest rules and regulations contains a copyright assignment that must be completed before your submission can be evaluated for the contest. Please return your submission and signed release before the contest deadline of July 1, 2015. Click to read contest rules.


beachSummer slump? No way! Summer bump!

 

Bump up the fun this summer with free materials and resources from n2y!


Unique Learning System Curriculum, Summer Camp!Summer Camp ULS

Free for all 6 grade bands, Summer Camp is a recipe for fun! With leveled books, themed songs and treats, plus fine motor and gross motor activities, summer 2015 will be one to remember! All you need is an email address to register.

 

REGISTER HERE FOR FREE ULS SUMMER CAMP CURRICULUM


 

Club RooClub Roo

Free for everyone, Club Roo is an interactive collection of online activities with a familiar n2y character, Joey! Check out the Today’s Weather section and select appropriate clothing for the weather. Click on the handheld game for a group of games that may look familiar to News-2-You subscribers and users!


CLICK HERE FOR CLUB ROO ACCESS

 

eXtrasextras

n2y created eXtras to help you with the many areas throughout the day that require symbol-supports. eXtras free materials page at n2y.com houses a growing collection of professionally created, symbol-supported materials that we share with you for free! Check back often to see what is new in the five areas of eXtras!

CLICK HERE FOR HUNDREDS of SYMBOL-SUPPORTED eXtras

 

training onlineTrainings

n2y’s Training page is viewable from our homepage at n2y.com under Support. View free recorded how-to video recordings or informational webinars to enhance your knowledge of implementation in the classroom. Register for free live webinars as well! Professional development is a click away.

CLICK HERE FOR TRAININGS LIVE SCHEDULE AND RECORDED


Researchresearch symbols

n2y has assembled a few pertinent pieces of research on our homepage at n2y.com under Support. Click to download any or all of the five titles!

 

CLICK TO ACCESS RESEARCH PIECES

 

video imagen2y Video

New to n2y? Need to see how it all works together? Take a short video tour of some of amazing classrooms that use n2y products! Visit special educators and their students as they talk about their experiences with n2y products in action.

CLICK TO SEE n2y VIDEO


Newsletters

Keeping up with a lot of information is easy with the n2y newsletter! If you don’t receive it already, read the latest edition or sign up at our homepage, n2y.com under News. Each month, we assemble and send readers a bulletin of information, articles, tips, tricks, product news, free resources, and more.

READ OR SIGN UP FOR n2y NEWSLETTERS 


Social Media as a Resource

Connected online in everyday, busy life? Connect with n2y on Instagram and Twitter (@n2yinc), or on Facebook (n2y and SymbolStix). We love to see photos of classrooms, activities, adaptations, and events! Share what you can.


Pinterest

Did you know each grade band in Unique Learning System has its own board on Pinterest? Did you just gasp with excitement? Check them out for cool projects and posts now and throughout the year! We have fun making them and know you will too! Click to see Pinterest projects!

Preschool Grade Band

Elementary Grade Band

Intermediate Grade Band

Middle School Grade Band

High School Grade Band

Transition Grade Band


n2y hopes you enjoy a summer bump in knowledge, fun, professional development, and interaction with this list of free materials and resources!

Need more help? Email us support@n2y.com or give us a call 800.697.6575. 

 

newsletter  may 2015
n2y's Unique Learning System accepts the 2015 CODiE Award
for Best Solution for Special Needs Students!
 
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n2y is happy to announce that Unique Learning System is the 2015 SIIA Education Codie Award
Winner 
for Best Solution for Special Needs Students!  
Click here to find out more!

 

ULS 2015 Summer Unit
Now Available!

Unique Learning System's summer unit is now available for subscribers to access in the Monthly Lessons area of their subscription.

Subscribers receive access to ALL grade level bands of the unit and can assess their summer school classroom using the Monthly Checkpoints inside the n2y GPS.
 

Invite a Friend

Know someone who could benefit from Unique Learning System's standards-based curriculum? Send them to n2y.com to sign up for the summer unit and try it out for FREE!
 

Preschool - Transition



Closing Up Shop
Unique Learning System
Don't miss out on these tips for closing up shop in your classroom with Unique Learning System, News-2-You and SymbolStix!
 
 

FYI for Parents 
 
Have parents / guardians asking questions about the programs you use with their children? This video highlights specific features for parents and guardians relating to n2y's product suite.

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READ ALL ABOUT IT!
News-2-You--the leader in providing current event news to the special education community-- has just gotten better!  The newspaper has teamed with the Associated Press (AP News) to bring their worldwide assets right into your classroom! 

Subscribers are now able to access AP’s around-the-world reporting in News-2-You’s “Breaking News” section.  Stories are found in three categories: “World News,” “Sports News,” and “Entertainment News.”  Each news article is 1-2 pages in length, and each is presented in a symbol-supported regular version plus a symbol-free, plain text version. Discover and follow the news as it happens in Breaking News.

Nobody does it better than the n2y-AP team!  Stay abreast of the latest news. Look for the new and improved “Breaking News” feed at www.n2y.com.


 
Summer News-2-You Schedule
News-2-You will switch its delivery of current issues from weekly to monthly for the summer break. Here's a sneak peek at the schedule of monthly topics this summer:

 

JUNE - Cooking Up Change
JULY -  Special Olympics
AUGUST -  Every Kid in a Park




Additional current events articles for summer reading can be found in the Breaking News section of News-2-You.
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Summer Ideas from SymbolStix
Getting ready for summer school? Sending ideas home for summer fun? SymbolStix has some fun new symbols for you! Check out our new collection of play clay symbols, including nouns and verbs. Play clay not what you need? We also have "draw with sidewalk chalk"! Log in to begin searching and using SymbolStix!
                     

                  
 
 
10 years of SymbolStix! 
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n2y eXtras
Just For FUN...
 
Need summer ideas or free activities? Check out hundreds of pieces from n2y eXtras at n2y.com.
 
If you aren't a subscriber yet, no problem. Just go to n2y.com's homepage, take a minute to register so that we know who you are, and click on the square block that says, eXtras. Explore the five areas available on this page: Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Classroom Engineering, Communication/Behavior, and Just for Fun.
 
 
Try one of the 5 n2y SPY Road Trip activities with or without text! 

 
Find many ways to encourage movement in the Gross Motor area, such as "Move Like an Animal" or "Move Your Body!" Use online or print for outdoor summer fun.
Reward good behavior and progress with end-of-the-year certificates in Fun Stuff. Honor the hard work done by your students.
 
More eXtras coming soon and all summer long!
 
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May Webinars
n2y will be hosting live webinars
open to the public during May!




 
The webinars will provide an open forum to discuss trending topics in Unique Learning System, News-2-You, SymbolStix ONLINE and eXtras.

May Topics Include:
  • Skill Tracking
  • Texas STARR-ALT Alignment
  • n2y GPS
  • SymbolStix ONLINE
  • Transition Band
  • eXtras

Upon completion, all LIVE webinar attendants will receive a certificate of completion for attending the entire session.  Webinars will be hosted by n2y's Alicia Favreau, M.Ed., NBCT, Anne Johnson-Oliss, M.Ed. and Darren Avey, B.S. Ed.

Click here to view the schedule and register!

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