Return to Learn—Checkpoints and Resources for School Leaders
As schools develop plans for summer and fall 2021 programs, attention needs to be given to addressing learning gaps and mental health needs of students and staff. The Virginia Department of Education has developed checkpoints to assist leaders and staff as they consider guiding questions, assess and allocate available resources, and deploy plans to meet… Read More Return to Learn—Checkpoints and Resources for School Leaders
Five Simple Ways to Engage Families
Create a Culture Create a culture where every family feels a sense of belonging to the school. Communicate what the student is learning and offer ongoing training to support families’ efforts to extend learning from school to home. Learning Heroes Roadmap offers parents a variety of ways to keep their child on track. Communicate Effectively… Read More Five Simple Ways to Engage Families
Three (+1) Important VDOE Resources for Special Education Leaders
Resources here are designed to support decision-making, compliance, and instruction for students with disabilities. These Virginia Department of Education documents include ideas for teachers and families. NEW!! Special Education Student Services Reopening Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Posted August 26, 2020 Sustaining Inclusive Practices for Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities (Word) – This document offers guidance, suggestions, and resources… Read More Three (+1) Important VDOE Resources for Special Education Leaders
Tools for Building a Framework of Trust for Students and Parents-Return to Learn Fall 2020
As schools reopen this fall, virtually or in person, they remain a fundamental part of the infrastructure of communities. They provide safe and supportive environments, structure, and routines for children, as well as other needed support services to children and families (CDC, 2020). To help families adjust to the new normal, be sure to devote adequate… Read More Tools for Building a Framework of Trust for Students and Parents-Return to Learn Fall 2020
Social Emotional Support Matters for Teachers Too
As educators meet the challenge of addressing the social emotional needs of students during the COVID-19 public health crisis, it’s important to tend to the social emotional needs of educators, too. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) can help children deal with the stressors and challenges they are facing. This is true every day of the year,… Read More Social Emotional Support Matters for Teachers Too
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions–FAQs (updated weekly)
- COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School-Aged Children
- Virtual Virginia
- Supporting Students Who Receive Early Childhood Special Education Services during COVID19
Virginia Learns Anywhere Download the Full Report here.
Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) is designed to increase the capacity of families and providers to advocate for, acquire, and implement effective assistive and instructional technology (AT/IT) practices, devices, and services.
Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society.
- Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education (VCASE) is a professional organization that promotes professional leadership through the provision of collegial support and current information on recommended instructional practices as well as local, state and national trends in Special Education for professionals who serve students with disabilities in order to improve the quality and delivery of special education services in Virginia’s public Schools.
The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based educational resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices.
NCII builds the capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support implementation of intensive intervention in literacy, mathematics, and behavior for students with severe and persistent learning and/or behavioral needs.
- Resources to help educators and other building-based personnel find tools and resources to support students with intensive needs
- Intensive Interventions: A Teacher’s Toolkit of activities and resources to assist practitioners in designing and delivering intensive interventions in reading and mathematics
Social Emotional Learning Resources
SEL: 3 Signature Practices Playbook: A Tool That Supports Systematic SEL:Practical ways to introduce and Broaden the use of SEL practices in classrooms, schools, and workplaces.
- A Parent’s Guide To Special Education (available in Spanish)
- Virginia’s Guidelines for Educating Students with Specific Learning Disabilities (ADA compliant version)
- Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide on Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions
- Universal Design for Learning
- Superintendent’s and Principal’s Memos
Webinars on various topics including, Special Education, Elementary and Secondary Instruction, and Comprehensive Literacy.
As a follow-up to the 2019 Virginia is for ALL Learners Education Equity Summer Institute, the Virginia Department of Education will host a monthly series of webinars focused on equity strategies and resources available to school divisions.
How do we move beyond the packet mentality to truly help students become independent learners while leveraging the funds of knowledge at home and in their immediate community? That is the question posed and answered by Zaretta Hammond in this important webinar series.
Webinar: Equitable Practices for Teaching Online. (IDRA)
Webinar How can we work for equity & access in challenging times? (STEM Learning Ecosystem)—-