With children learning at home, our connections with families are so important. These tips will help you be focused and responsive during those calls or virtual meetings.
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Programs can use this form to gather information from families as to the impact from the pandemic and best ways to support the child and family.
This document is designed to guide the Program Leadership Team around considerations for supporting children, families, and staff as they return to the program. The guidance includes Pyramid Model practices you know and encourages you to think about those strategies from a trauma-informed perspective.
STEP, the Parent Training and Information Center in Tennessee released an easy-to-use Return to School Planning Guide to help families prepare for how their children with disabilities will receive the services and supports outlined in their IEPs. A Spanish version of the guide can also be found on the STEP website.
This video and tip sheets provide an example and strategies for how educators can implement the NCII reading and mathematics sample lessons through virtual learning. The video illustrates a sample lesson using explicit instruction principles being delivered by an educator virtually and the tip sheets provide considerations for educators delivering instruction and how they can collaborate with families to provide additional practice opportunities using the sample lessons.
This resource was developed by a coalition of projects that are funded by the Office of Special Education Programs in response to requests from state and local educational agencies and parents about how to hold and participate in virtual individualized education program (IEP) meetings. While intended to meet a need during the COVID-19 pandemic, the content is designed to have broader applications.
School is starting or just around the corner! Here are some tips for families and teachers to prepare for the first week of school, whether it be in-person, online, or hybrid learning.
Learning in quarantine is emotional work! Here are some strategies and tools to help families and their children communicate and manage emotions during this time of transition.
To successfully launch the 2020-2021 school year for students with disabilities, state education agencies (SEAs) have an essential leadership role to play in supporting local school systems to plan for multiple scenarios, including services delivered in-person, through distance learning, and via blended approaches.
While most change happens slowly, COVID has forced schools and families to change quickly. This resource offers questions and suggestions for administrators, teachers, and families as e