SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR THE GENERAL EDUCATOR
With the increase in inclusion settings, most students with identified disabilities attend some general education classes. Though general educators are not considered case managers, they may collaborate with special educators. This module will deliver knowledge of the special education system, how to accommodate learners with identified disabilities, and information on the general educator’s role in the system.
This course will cover:
This course will cover:
- What is an IEP?
- IEP at a glance
- What do different disability categories mean?
- Types of special education services
- How to participate in IEP meetings
- Accommodations and Modifications
- Working with co-teachers
KNOWLEDGE - SKILLS - MINDSET
- General educators understand what an IEP is, what information in an IEP is pertinent for teaching learners with identified disabilities.
- General educators understand their role in the IEP meeting and pre-meeting work.
- General educators have a general understanding of common special education services and disability categories.
- General educators understand accommodations and modifications and how to implement them.
- Implementing accommodations and modification in a differentiated setting.
- Collaborating with co-teachers in the planning and implementation of curriculum
- Reading an IEP or IEP at a glance for crucial information.
- General educators often support or teach students identified with disabilities and have a responsibility to understand the basics of special education services, the IEP, and accommodations and modifications.
- If co-teaching with a special educator, recognize that the special educator has certain strengths and should be an integral part of the planning/instruction/assessment process.
- Students in a school or classroom should not be divided as “yours” and “mine” based on presence of IEP.
IMMEDIATE CLASSROOM ACTION
Following this course, you'll have a deeper understanding of the special education referral process, the special educator role, and the special education setting. You will receive common accommodations and modifications and an IEP at a glance form.
TAKE THIS COURSE IF...
- You are a general educator who would like to learn more about special education,
- You are a general educator who supports students identified with disabilities in one or more of your classes.