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.
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The current pandemic has resulted in the need for educators and service providers to find ways to deliver services remotely; yet students and communities have unequal access to internet and technology resources. This resource helps practitioners make decisions about the most appropriate method for distant delivery and has organized resources and indicated the level of technology necessary to use them when providing instruction and services for transition-age students with disabilities.
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.
Considerations for Supporting a Successful Start to the 2020-2021 School Year for Students with Disabilities
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.
Open Educational Resources (OER) support flexible instructional opportunities through the use of materials that can be reused and remixed to meet the needs and preferences of a wide range of learners. In this webinar, educators who are new to OER will learn how to create accessible OER using Open Author and how to evaluate existing OER in a variety of formats for accessibility.
Social media can provide opportunities to clearly communicate policies and procedures to families during remote learning, and this resource provides tips on how to ensure all communication shared through social media follows accessibility best practices.
The use of video to support instruction is growing with remote and hybrid learning, and this resource focuses on the top tips and techniques for creating accessible video content that also engages learners and promotes understanding for everyone.
Many educational materials are not purchased, but created by educators and staff as they are needed. This resource focuses on five practices for getting started with the creation of accessible documents and slide decks that can be shared with families to support continuity of learning for all students, including those who use assistive technologies to interact with educational materials.
The shift to remote and hybrid learning have highlighted the importance of accessibility as a way to ensure educational equity for all learners. This resource focuses on concrete steps educators and administrators can take to ensure the technology they are purchasing meets accessibility requirements.
Key Elements of Policies to Address Discipline Disproportionality: A Guide for District and School Teams
This guide is designed primarily for use by district teams seeking to reduce racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline, regardless of whether they are implementing SWPBIS. It provides examples of content that could be included in board policies or district administrative rules and regulations. School teams may also use this guide in developing school- specific policies and procedures. This guide is not intended to replace legal counsel for policies required by local, state, and federal legislation.
Need key strategies on educational and transition planning for deaf students? A flexible, positive approach along with resources, tip sheets, and toolkits can support for Fall 2020 and beyond.
This one stop shop for all resources to support deaf students during COVID pulls together NDC technical assistance and dissemination activities on issues related to accommodations, communication, face masks, online learning, transition, and coordination of services. This web portal is updated weekly with new products and critical information to address ongoing concerns and needs in the field, with resources offered in English, Spanish, and ASL.
A series of webinars, from July through December 2020, on instructional strategies for children and youth who are deaf-blind (e.g., academic standards, literacy and numeracy, accessing the grade level general education curriculum). These will be recorded and made publicly available.
Staying on top of the continually changing information related to COVID-19 can be overwhelming. The resources on this page provide information to help families navigate health and benefits service systems.