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June 15, 2021
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Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching - A How To Guide - Guidelines for Co-Teaching in Texas

Guidelines for Co-Teaching in Texas


Individual Education Plans (IEP's)

IEP Q and A

IEP Q and A Spanish

Case Study: Making Connections to the General Curriculum Through the 7 Step IEP Process

Writing Culturally Relevant IEPs

IEP Goal Development in Texas 2020-2021 (Modules 1-7)


Instruction

Specially Designed Instruction - This document provides information to teachers who are assigned
students receiving special education services and participate in the implementation of
an individualized education program (IEP).

Field User Guide Specially Designed Instruction - Easy reference guide 

Literacy Strategies for Students with Disabilities - The Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities web pages are organized around strategies for language comprehension and word recognition.

Meadows Center - The Meadows Center library contains research, guides, lessons, videos, online courses and more devoted to improving student success in schools.

Building Capacity in RTI - The Building Capacity in RTI website includes many resources for intervention for all students including students with disabilities.

Reading Rockets - The Reading Rockets website includes research, guides and resources to support young readers.

Accommodation Central - Our mission is to provide everything you need in one place: accommodations that support student learning, relevant examples, steps for implementation, practical tips, and details about state testing allowability.

The Accommodation Central Learning Library provides more in-depth information about accommodations and related topics. The Accommodation Central Community is a place to build connections where members can participate in live chats, share ideas, and ask questions.


Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Q and A

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE )Q and A - Spanish

LRE Quick Guide Infographic

LRE Quick Guide Infographic - Spanish

Preschool Least Restrictive Environment/Settings (PLRE)


Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessional Responsibilities

Working With Paraprofessionals - A Resource for Educators of Students with Disabilities

Working with Paraprofessionals Field User Guide - Easy Reference Document


Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

What is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

UDL Guidelines - This website goes into detail about the different UDL Guidelines.  Explanations, and examples for each guideline and checkpoint are provided.

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) - The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.

UDL vs. Traditional Education - This chart describes the difference between UDL and Traditional Education

UDL Tech Tool Kit - The UDL Tech Tool Kit website is a database of technology resources for use in a UDL classroom.  Resources include audio books, text to speech, graphic organizers, multimedia and digital story telling, study skills, literacy skills and more.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Online Professional Development:

UDL Module 1: Universal Design for Learning Overview:  In this module, you will gain an understanding of the need for UDL in today’s classrooms. You will be introduced to the key vocabulary, foundational concepts, and perspective needed to fully grasp the complexity and significance of the UDL Framework.

UDL Module 2: The UDL Framework: In this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the UDL framework, including its structure, curricular components, and the research behind it. You will understand the alignment between the 3-brain networks for learning and the three UDL guiding principles.

UDL Module 3: The Engagement Principle: In this module, you will take a deep dive into the UDL principle of Multiple Means of Engagement and the associated checkpoints. Through scenarios, examples, and activities, you will explore sample lesson plans and apply your understanding of how and when to utilize the UDL strategies associated with this principle.

UDL Module 4: Multiple Means of Representation: In this module, you will take a deep dive into the UDL principle of Multiple Means of Representation and the associated checkpoints. Through scenarios, examples and activities, you will explore sample lesson plans and apply your understanding of how and when to utilize the UDL strategies associated with this principle.

UDL Module 5: Multiple Means of Action and Expression: In this module, you will take a deep dive into the UDL principle of Multiple Means of Action and Expression and the associated checkpoints. Through scenarios, examples, and activities, you will explore sample lesson plans and apply your understanding of how and when to utilize the UDL strategies associated with this principle.

 

 

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