Remote Special Ed: Tips for Teachers

Distance learning has been a challenge across the board, but for many special education students and their teachers it has been next to impossible. More than two dozen special education leaders have now come together to offer advice for one another on navigating this new world of virtual education. Best of all, it can be found in one place:

“There are so many resource lists out there. Teachers are overwhelmed. Parents are overwhelmed. It’s link after link after link,” Lindsay Jones, president of the National Center for Learning Disabilities and co-creator of the website, told EdSource. “So we gathered experts to research relevant, evidence-based, useful tips and resources,” she said. “Basically, our criterion was, does it work?”

Although the website is geared toward educators, anyone can use it. And it’s free.

Some of the site’s most popular resources include guidance for conducting online meetings for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and advice for general education teachers dealing with special needs students.

The website is sponsored by nonprofit education research firm WestEd, technology education initiative Digital Promise, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Autism Society.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 06:59

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