This Voices From the Field piece includes a discussion with Amy Campbell who has been working with students who experience moderate to profound impact from expressive and receptive communication barriers as well as other disabilities or conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism) as a special education teacher for the past 12 years in the Camas School District in southwest Washington state. In the piece she highlights how she has adapted her instruction to support students during Spring 2020.
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Grade level standards-based curriculum can be taught through authentic learning activities at home. This resource shows teachers and parents how to collaborate to support a child’s progress on his or her individualized goals at home.
This resource discusses how schools can plan for transitioning students with significant cognitive disabilities back into their schools after distance learning. The resource focuses on relationships, communication, and data.
How do we provide instruction at school, at home during distance learning and, if needed, pivot between the two environments for students with significant cognitive disabilities? The TIES Center's 5C Process and Learning Matrices focuses on meaningful learning for students in inclusive environments and helps to make transitioning between instruction at school and at home during distance learning straightforward and easier for both schools and families.
This overview is intended to communicate a framework for supporting all students (including those with significant cognitive disabilities) to actively engage with classmates, learn grade-level general education curriculum, and learn other essential skills.
School and District leadership teams can download and use this resource to develop their own plan for welcoming staff back to school in Fall 2020 and providing 2 days of professional development.
Created by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), this website poses an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and invites students to explore it in a variety of ways.
In this article, online instructors offer wisdom they've gathered -- what to do and what not to do -- from years of experience teaching in the modality.
This pre-recorded webinar provides a message from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on online education and website accessibility.
This virtual toolkit includes a number of suggested platforms, tips and resources to ease the transition to online instruction.
This website helps teachers create learning videos support that students to work at their own pace, with personalized embedded supports and checks for understanding.
This website features an online learning assessment and other tools to support remote learning that are grounded in research.
In this article, to help schools and school systems navigate the sudden transition to distance learning, FutureEd Director Thomas Toch explored the new education landscape with Brad Rathgeber, the head of school and chief executive of One Schoolhouse, a highly regarded, nonprofit online school that partners with 160 public and private schools worldwide to supplement their school-based instruction and to provide professional development for faculty members working in the online space.
This website offers brief videos for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), School Psychologists, occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs), Mental Health Services providers, and other related service providers providing tips and tricks for conducting this work remotely.