This workshop will support special education teachers to understand and feel more comfortable with their role as access specialist. In addition, participants will build understanding of the collaborative systems and structures that need to be in place to allow this work to happen.
Workshop participants will:
- Be able to cite the impact of the high incidence disabilities upon learning and use related resources to guide collaborative problem-solving team conversations
- Understand the relationship between the impact of disability and the components of a well written IEP, as well as how to best facilitate an associated team discussion
- Consider which special education service delivery models support the special education teacher as an access specialist and be prepared to explain these models to colleagues and families when engaged in educational planning
- Consider the systems, processes, and documentation needed to ensure effective collaboration related to universal access
- Identify the relationship between the role of an access specialist within an effective MTSS and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to support equitable educational experiences for all learners.
Intended Audience: Special education administrators, principals, and special education teachers.
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