Successfully Implementing Core Standards for Students With Disabilities: A Professional Development Guide

By Mary Schillinger and Becky Wetzel

Introducing the first road map to guide you in launching or improving professional development around helping special education students achieve under your state’s core standards. Loaded with staff training agendas, activity handouts, adult learner keys and models for staff training, this unique book helps you deliver comprehensive professional development that will build the capacity of teachers, administrators and support staff to provide the greatest access possible to rigorous core standards.
Ensure your students are prepared with the 21st century skills they will need when leaving school, regardless of their eligibility category or level of functioning, with guidance on flipped classrooms, universal design for learning, project-based learning and more. Plus, you get a plan of action to train your staff to:
• “Deconstruct” core standards and identify the essential learning targets
• Develop core-aligned IEP goals and monitor student progress
• Address student needs in a full continuum of placements — from pullout
settings to inclusive placements and co-teaching models at all grade levels
• And more!
The Guide also identifies core standards implications for school psychologists
and speech/language specialists, plus includes numerous Implementation
Checklists to pinpoint future staff training needs.

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