Federal funding and grant programs can help pay for TeachTown Social Skills. Click on the Title below that applies to your student population and you will immediately be given information as to how TeachTown Social Skills specifically aligns to those federal guidelines.
Title 1 Sec. 1001(1)
DEFINITION Provides funding to ensure that high quality assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum and instructional materials are aligned with State Standards.

ALIGNMENT Please click here to see TeachTown: Basics / TeachTown: Social Skills and Common Core Standards.
Title 1 Sec. 1001(2)
DEFINITION Meeting the educational needs of low-achieving children in highest poverty schools.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills gives students the fundamental skills needed to increase self –esteem, peer interaction and teamwork which, in turn, support improvement in academic progress. Walker & Golly (1999) note that at-risk children "have not been taught basic manners and social conventions [and] often have very atypical views about standards governing appropriate behaviors" (Risk Factors in the Formative Years). (McDonald, Ana, 2002).
Title 1 Sec. 1001(3)
DEFINITION Closing the achievement gap between high and low performing children

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills gives students the fundamental skills needed to increase self –esteem, peer interaction and teamwork which, in turn, supports improvement in academic progress.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(8)
DEFINITION Providing children with enriched and accelerated programs, including the use of school wide programs that increase the amount and quality of instructional time

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving, peer interaction and basic social rules. Early TeachTown research has shown that students using these skills are able to work in a positive environment with appropriate behaviors thereby increasing the amount of instructional time. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(10)
DEFINITION Providing staff in participating schools substantial opportunities for professional development

ALIGNMENT TeachTown offers webinars, 1:1 training and online chats in order to provide professional development for TeachTown Social Skills.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(12)
DEFINITION Affording parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills includes a homework lesson which requires parent participation for the generalization of the targeted social skill.
Title 1 Sec. 1002(d)
DEFINITION Prevention and intervention programs for youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving, peer interaction and basic social rules. Early TeachTown research has shown that students using these skills are able to work in a positive environment with appropriate behaviors thereby increasing the amount of instructional time.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1111(C)
DEFINITION Results in continuous and substantial academic improvement for all students.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving, peer interaction and basic social rules. Early TeachTown research has shown that students using these skills are able to work in a positive environment with appropriate behaviors thereby increasing the amount of instructional time and academic improvement for students.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1111(C)
DEFINITION Results in continuous and substantial academic improvement for all students

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving, peer interaction and basic social rules. Early TeachTown research has shown that students using these skills are able to work in a positive environment with appropriate behaviors thereby increasing the amount of instructional time and academic improvement for students.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1115-2(B)
DEFINITION A child who, at any time preceding the first year, participated in a Head Start, Even Start, or Early Reading First Program

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills offers both general education and special education curricula that focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving, peer interaction and basic social rules. The TeachTown Social Skills homework is both Spanish and English and provides differentiated instruction with the "Make It Easy" accommodations and/or modifications for students with disabilities or identified "at-risk."
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1116 (12)(C)(ii)
DEFINITION Supplemental Educational Services that are of high quality, research based, and specifically designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible children on the academic assessments required under section 1111.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum is founded on video modeling principals which have shown to be effective in teaching students pro-social behavior. Modeling has become a natural way of discriminating between positive and negative consequences, and for teaching children an array of skills such as verbal, motor, social, and academic skills (Corbett & Abdullah, 2005; Hitchcock, Dowrick, & Prater, 2003). TT Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions.
Title II Part A Sec. 2102 (1)
DEFINITION Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills provides the classroom teacher with daily lessons plans created by experts in the field of student behavior. This support will improve teacher quality by enabling teachers control of classroom behavior thereby increasing the amount of instructional time resulting in increased student achievement.
Title II Part A Sec. 5101 (2)
DEFINITION To provide funding to enable State educational agencies to implement promising educational reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically based research.

ALIGNMENT
TeachTown Social Skills curriculum is founded on video modeling principals which have shown to be effective in teaching students pro-social behavior. Modeling has become a natural way of discriminating between positive and negative consequences, and for teaching children an array of skills such as verbal, motor, social, and academic skills (Corbett & Abdullah, 2005; Hitchcock, Dowrick, & Prater, 2003). TT Social Skills curriculum is offered for both general education and special education promoting educational reform and school improvement.
Title III
DEFINITION Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

ALIGNMENT The TeachTown Social Skills homework is both Spanish and English and provides differentiated instruction with the "Make It Easy" accommodations and/or modifications for students who are Limited English Proficient. TeachTown Social Skills generalization activities include vocabulary, word recognition and writing activities; all which promote language acquisition. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions.
Title V Part A Sec. 5101 (4)
DEFINITION To meet the educational needs of all students, including at-risk youth

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills gives students the fundamental skills needed to increase self–esteem, peer interaction and teamwork which, in turn, support improvement in academic progress. Walker & Golly (1999) note that at-risk children "have not been taught basic manners and social conventions [and] often have very atypical views about standards governing appropriate behaviors" (Risk Factors in the Formative Years). (McDonald, Ana, 2002).
Title V Part A Sec. 5101 (5)
DEFINITION To develop and implement educational programs to improve school, student and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class size reduction programs

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills focus on socially appropriate behaviors, peer interaction and self-esteem, teamwork and problem solving skills improves student performance, thereby improving teacher and school performance.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (3)
DEFINITION Programs for the development or acquisition and use of instructional and educational materials, including library services and materials, academic assessments, reference materials, computer software and hardware for instructional use, and other curricular materials that are tied to high academic standards, that will be used to improve students academic achievement, and that are part of an overall education reform program.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (16)
DEFINITION Programs to establish or enhance pre-kindergarten programs for children

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills is targeted for students with a language level of 4-8.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (22)
DEFINITION Programs and activities that expand learning opportunities through best-practice models designed to improve classroom learning and teaching

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills daily lessons are based on the best practices of modeling, practicing, understanding, application, and generalization. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with social, emotional and behavioral state standards. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions. TeachTown Social Skills is based on the ABA model which has been identified as a "best practice" model for children with autism.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5431 (a)(A)
DEFINITION Provides funding to the implementation of character education programs that are (A) able to be integrated into classroom instruction and to be consistent with State academic content standards; and (B) are able to be carried out in conjunction with other education reform efforts

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills curriculum is founded on video modeling principals which have shown to be effective in teaching students pro-social behavior. Modeling has become a natural way of discriminating between positive and negative consequences, and for teaching children an array of skills such as verbal, motor, social, and academic skills (Corbett & Abdullah, 2005; Hitchcock, Dowrick, & Prater, 2003). TeachTown: Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions. TeachTown: Social Skills curriculum is offered for both general education and special education students, thereby promoting school wide education reform efforts.
Federal Grants Office of Special Education Programs 84.326
DEFINITION Promote academic achievement and improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, dissemination of useful information, and implementation activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills daily lessons are based on the best practices of modeling, practicing, understanding, application, and generalization. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with social, emotional and behavioral state standards. TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions. All lessons provide accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities to ensure academic achievement.
Federal Grants Office of Special Education Programs 84.327
DEFINITION Improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support education media services activities designed to be of value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom setting.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills' animated episodes and use of video modeling in conjunction with lessons written by education experts assist have shown to improve academic results in children with disabilities by differentiated instruction, engaging characters and whole class lessons focused on peer interactions.
Federal Grants Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge 84.412
DEFINITION Focuses on improving early learning and development programs for young children by supporting States' efforts to: (1) Increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, preschoolers who are enrolled in high-quality early learning programs (2) design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning programs and services; and (3) ensure that any use of assessments conforms with recommendations of the National Research Council's reports on early childhood.

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills focuses on socially appropriate behaviors, peer interaction and self-esteem, teamwork and problem solving skills improves student performance, thereby improving teacher and school performance . It meets Pre-School state standards for social, emotional, behavioral and developmental growth.
IDEA 2004 Part B IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
DEFINITION Professional development pertaining to interventions that can be applied to at-risk students by regular education teachers and other staff

ALIGNMENT TeachTown offers webinars, 1:1 training and online chats in order to provide professional development for TeachTown Social Skills in both regular education, at-risk students and students with special needs.
Response to Intervention IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
DEFINITION Ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Funds must be used for programs, activities, and strategies that are scientifically based on research and that meet the needs identified in the sites comprehensive needs assessment process

ALIGNMENT TeachTown Social Skills aligns with Language Arts state standards focused on retelling stories, sequencing, role playing, relating personal experiences to targeted social skills, implementing socially appropriate behaviors, identifying story details and answering comprehension questions. TeachTown Social Skills curriculum is founded on video modeling principals which have shown to be effective in teaching students pro-social behavior. Modeling has become a natural way of discriminating between positive and negative consequences, and for teaching children an array of skills such as verbal, motor, social, and academic skills (Corbett & Abdullah, 2005; Hitchcock, Dowrick, & Prater, 2003).
Response to Intervention IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
DEFINITION Through the allowance for districts to expend IDEA 2004 dollars on early intervening services (EIS) that an opportunity exists to assist general education with the implementation of RTI strategies
ALIGNMENT
The TeachTown Social Skills curriculum is offered for both general education and special education promoting educational reform and school improvement while providing consistency within the curriculum across a variety of classrooms and environments.