Students learn best and are the most successful when they are welcomed and feel a sense of belonging at school. At the same time, many educators struggle to meaningfully include students with disabilities in the school community. Join the PROGRESS Center on February 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm ET for a webinar featuring Dr. Erik Carter, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. He will share a powerful framework for reflecting upon and fostering belonging within our schools and classrooms.
In the third episode of the Path to PROGRESS Podcast, Programming for Students' Unique Needs, we hear from three PROGRESS Center Educators in Residence. In this podcast, Amanda Findley, Chris Colosimo, and Kasandra Posey discuss barriers and solutions to developing an individualized education program (IEP) centered around a student's unique needs.
The December 2021 PROGRESS Newsletter was recently released. This newsletter includes information on upcoming and recent PROGRESS Center webinars, a new self-paced module, and a new podcast for educators by educators. The newsletter also highlights resources from the National Center on Educational Outcomes, TIES Center, and the U.S. Department of Education.
In this video, Jennifer Erickson describes how she uses instructional practices for English language development within accommodations and modifications for English learners with IEPs. She knows that it is critical to consider the intersection of language development and disability when providing instruction for these students. Jennifer teaches in a rural Colorado school district with a large English learner population.
Research has shown that actively involving students in progress monitoring through performance feedback and goal setting can lead to improved academic outcomes, motivation, and self-efficacy, yet many students who are at risk for academic failure and students with disabilities who have their progress monitored on a weekly or biweekly basis remain unaware of their progress. This six-step instructional routine offers a quick reference guide that enhances typical progress monitoring procedures by engaging students in progress monitoring.
Research has shown that actively involving students in progress monitoring through performance feedback and goal setting can lead to improved academic outcomes, motivation, and self-efficacy. In this webinar, Drs. Jenlyn Furey and Susan Loftus-Rattan introduce a six-step protocol for engaging students in progress monitoring through performance feedback and goal setting that enhances typical progress monitoring practices and provides examples and resources.
The second episode, Deconstructing Present Levels to Drive Special Education Aids and Services within an IEP of the Path to PROGRESS Podcast features three of the PROGRESS Center's Educators in Residence. In this episode, Amanda Findley, Chris Colosimo, and Kasandra Posey discuss areas of confusion in the field related to describing the special education aids and services within a student's individualized education program (IEP).
The first episode, A Focus on Instructional Planning, of the Path to PROGRESS Podcast features three of the PROGRESS Center's Educators in Residence. In this episode, Amanda Findley, Chris Colosimo, and Kasandra Posey discuss the importance of instructional planning and share the PROGRESS Center's newly released Instructional Practice Briefs.
Did you know that the IEP must include a statement that includes special education and related services, supplementary aids and services, and program modifications and supports? In this webinar, Steven Prater, a PROGRESS Center special education expert, reviewed the IDEA requirements for developing a comprehensive and understandable statement that promotes progress for students with disabilities and provides access to a free appropriate public education and a panel shared tips and considerations for developing the statement.