Special Education Workshops & Consulting
Progress in Grade Level Instruction
Federal law requires access to grade level instruction is provided to all students. This can pose a significant struggle for teachers who have students performing at varying levels below their grade’s benchmark who require significant support. To develop appropriate lessons, we will:
align standards to target unique entry points to grade level content
utilize visual supports
apply task analysis of complex skills
explore individualized supports
options for showing mastery Paraprofessionals
Paraprofessionals have to keep many plates spinning working with students with various support needs. In this active, fast-paced workshop, we will focus on how to:
increase independence and decrease dependence in targeted students
use first-person language and visual aids in the classroom
uphold confidentiality laws for students receiving special education services
collect data to verify student growth
Follow up emails will provide participants with personalized resources that help them achieve their individual goals and maximize the transfer of workshop information to the classroom
Assistive technology is required by law to be considered for every student eligible for special education services. In this training, we’ll discuss:
low, mid and high tech assistive technology options
resources for determining technologies that improve access to curriculum and increase learning
assessment forms to help assess individual student's assistive technology needs for accessing the curriculum
MATH in Inclusive Settings
Math ACT is an innovative, research-based series of collaborative trainings designed to instruct teachers how to teach students with disabilities in an inclusive educational setting.
With the goal of building student confidence while readying them for the new Mathematics TEKS, we will address and explore how to:
increase test scores and improve accountability
use concrete, semi-concrete, and abstract processes
use visual supports, manipulatives, supplemental aids and assistive technology
use collaboration and special education to reduce students’ stress
If you only register for one workshop, make it this one! Math ACT provides real results in the areas of student progress and achievement, as well as post-secondary readiness. This material is aligned with the TEA Accountability System.
Adapting Grade Appropriate Literature for Students with Significant Support Needs
Supporting access to instructional literacy by adapting grade appropriate text
Educators are legally required to give all students access to grade level text. This workshop outlines these responsibilities, then explores:
multi-sensory, digital and audio resources
how to select appropriate content from published material
how to adapt content while maintaining the meaning of its intent.
This workshop will culminate in participants making a digital book appropriate for classroom use.