Due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the candidate pool of career changers to enter the teaching workforce is greater than ever. This brief provides guidelines for leveraging these potential candidates to address critical shortage areas.
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NTACT is aware that state and local education and service providers are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, restrictions, and fluid reopening plans associated with COVID19. As educators, service providers, students, and families are considering the 2020-2021 school year. NTACT has added resources shared from practitioners and families, as well as promising practice in transition.
In the time of widespread virtual and distance learning models, leadership and training opportunities for students may look different, but it is essential that inclusive youth leadership remains a priority among schools, educators, and students. To provide an easily accessible opportunity to build upon this key component, the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® team is offering four FREE Digital Inclusive Youth Summits for high school and college-aged students during the 2020-2021 school year
NCSI presented a multi-part webinar series sharing best practices for state special education leaders to make the best use of available resources during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. NCSI and invited experts shared information to help state leadership teams make informed decisions amid current circumstances, ensuring leaders are poised to continue high-quality educational programming for students and families.
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