Math Aids (VDOE Accommodation Code 19) are a response accommodation for instruction and assessments available to students with disabilities based on individual needs and must be related to the student’s disability (VDOE, 2019). While Math Aids are generally concrete materials, the transition to virtual learning environments requires some flexibility in their use. Fortunately, free virtual… Read More Using Math Aids in Virtual Learning Environments
We know you have a lot on your plate and want to know how we can be most helpful. What type of support do you need most right now? Professional Development Regular Q&A Sessions Strategies or Examples Other Connection to Resources None Professional Development Please share any topics or specific requests below. Strategies or Examples… Read More Early Childhood Needs Assessment
Tele-intervention is a new term for many educators. While its use varies across school divisions, the concept and mindset shift required present a unique opportunity. Building relationships with families, by following their lead and offering strategies and support, grows a confidence and competence that will last far beyond the preschool years. Jump to: What is… Read More 5 Tele-Intervention Tips for Supporting Families of Young Children with Disabilities
Daniel Biegun, Ed.D. How can we continue to teach our students with significant disabilities while they are at home? Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities is a resource that originated in Arkansas. It offers an organized list of lessons and resources that can be utilized at home during normal daily routines. We asked some… Read More Reflections from the Field: How Teachers are Supporting Students with Significant Disabilities
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
Feedback : “Feedforward” Are you getting and giving feedback that is leading to increased growth for your students, their families, yourself? It all begins with listening. “A feedback system is one that compares its output to a desired input and takes corrective action to force the output to follow the input.” (ScienceDirect.com) Are you listening… Read More Feedback in the Age of Distance Learning
Then we have some resources and tips for you as you venture upon this new way of work. Start by trying to accept that the main difference is about the delivery and not necessarily the instruction itself. Not much else really changes! Keeping this key concept in mind will help offer you comfort when faced… Read More Going Virtual with Your Structured Literacy Instruction?