This training session will help participants to understand what specialized support is and to answer the question, “What’s so special about special education?” This allows participants to realize educators are accountable for what is happening if and when the student is pulled from the general education classroom.
Participants will understand that all levels of support are fluid and flexible and are based on the student’s needs to find success within general education. It is critical that all schools constantly monitor students receiving services outside the general education classroom and be mindful of the additional opportunities to address students’ goals and objectives within general education as much as appropriate.
The purpose of this training is the explain 11 descriptions of specialized support instruction and how general and special educators must collaborate to support the success of the student and establish opportunities for the student’s involvement in general education.
- Define specialized supports as a positive practice to support learners
- Articulate the process for deciding student participation and access to the general curriculum
- Describe specialized supports
- List research-based interventions that support greater student outcomes
- Describe how LIFE classrooms can be transformed into specialized supports
- Determine strategies to document progress