Andrea Boykin, PhD, a manager of assistive technology (AT) for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), explains the process for identifying the proper assistive technology for students. She sees progress in finding just the right AT needed for a student’s successful access to curriculum and communication. As a former special education teacher and researcher in the field of AT, she uses her experience to develop policies and procedures for AT. She also supports the decision-making process and implementation of AT tools across the district.
Sometimes PROGRESS requires doing whatever is necessary. This video highlights Gladys Short, a veteran special educator, and Jonathan, one of her students, from a tribal charter school in North Carolina. This story explains how they helped each other to see progress during the uncertainty of COVID-19.
How can educators accelerate learning and promote progress for students with disabilities as they return to school this fall? Join the PROGRESS Center for a webinar on August 24, 2021, at 3:00 pm ET. During this webinar, presenters will highlight six high-leverage, evidence-based practices shown to support implementation of high-quality instructional programming for students with and at risk for disabilities regardless of their identified disability category or grade span.
In collaboration with the National Center on Intensive Intervention, the PROGRESS Center has launched a new learning module library that includes a collection of self-paced learning modules designed to support professional learning of pre-service and in-service educators and administrators through just in time, self-directed, self-paced learning.
Once an IEP team has outlined the measurable annual goals for a child’s IEP, members must describe how the child’s progress toward meeting those goals will be measured and shared with parents.
This tip sheet introduces the explanation of educational setting. It includes a brief summary of federal regulations, tips for implementation, and additional resources. Check with your state for additional requirements.
Helping students to make progress sometimes means taking a risk. This story explains how veteran teacher, Martha Barker from Laramie School District #1 in Wyoming, took a risk to ask for and get the help she needed to make changes to ensure her students could make progress.
This video highlights high-leverage practice (HLP) 11 which focuses on identifying and prioritizing long- and short-term learning goals. This video includes two parts: Part 1 defines short- and long-term goals and provides a rationale for identifying and prioritizing learning goals for students with disabilities. Part 2 demonstrates how various individual student data sources, state standards, and the IEP can be used to identify essential areas of need and develop long- and short-term goals.
In this video, Stacy Hirt a 20-year veteran special educator shares tips for longevity in the field of special education. She highlights the importance of being clear, concise, and consistent, using documented data, being one step ahead of technology, remembering your personal and professional why, and remembering to laugh and embrace change.