CPE Credit Hours: 12
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Special Needs Educator
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
Special Needs Educator is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
|Module 1||Specially Designed Instruction||In this module, you will learn the difference between high yield instructional practices that teachers use to provide differentiated instruction in the classroom and specially designed instruction. Specifically differences will be identified between accommodations versus modifications. Commonly used accommodations for instruction and testing will be identified and ideas for how those learning adaptations can be implemented remotely will be reviewed.|
|Module 2||Assistive Technology and Accessibility Tools||In this module, the differences between assistive technology and accessibility tools will be identified and defined. A variety of assistive technology tools and accessibility features will be identified and resources will be provided for how to enable these tools and features on a variety of electronic devices such as iPads and Chromebooks.|
|Module 3||Continuum of Services||This module focuses on ideas for how to provide services for students with disabilities in a variety of instructional settings. Strategies and different methodologies will be recommended for students in a variety of settings from general education with minimal support to students in self-contained classroom environments. Additionally, best practices for developing lessons, and student/teacher schedules will be reviewed. You will also be provided with ideas for how to communicate instructional plans to parents.|
|Module 4||Engage Students with Disabilities in Remote Learning||It is crucial to develop student expectations and develop lessons and activities that engage students. This module focuses on some important tips for developing engaging lessons and how positive behavior interventions and supports can be implemented remotely in order to develop routines, and teach expectations for remote learning to students.|
|Module 5||Applications and More||This module will provide you with an opportunity to explore and learn how programs like Flipgrid, Nearpod, Padlet and Classkick can be used to provide students with engaging lessons. These applications can also be used to provide students the specially designed instruction that is identified in their IEP Individual Education Plan.|