ESE Informational Workshop
August 23, 2016
Our Purpose Today
- Review terms and the law
- Expectations between now and Sept. 8th
- Expectations after Sept. 8th
Terms and Laws
In July 2013, Florida lawmakers inacted section 1003.57(f), Florida Statues (F.S.) which defines inclusion as follows:
...a student with a disability receiving education in a general education regular class setting, reflecting natural proportions and age-appropriate heterogeneous groups in core academic and elective or special areas within the school community; a student with a disability is a valued member of the classroom and school community; the teachers and administrators support universal education and have knowledge and support available to enable them to effectively teach all children; and access is provided to technical assistance in best practices, instructional methods, and supports tailored to the student's needs based on current research.
NBH Elementary Model
ESE students in K-5 are commingled with the general education students. There are 3 paras assigned to the kindergarten classes and 3 paras assigned to the 1st grade classes. These paras will work with ESE certified teachers if there is an ESE student in Kindergarten or First Grade. They will also provide any interventions to MTSS students as they are identified. These paras also assist the general education teachers with small group reading/math instruction with the entire kindergarten and first grade population. Each grade level from 2nd - 5th grades has 1 ESE para. The paras primarily assist ESE certified teachers with the ESE students, but they also are trained to provide MTSS interventions. The paras work with the students in MTSS Tier III during special area.
Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Weeks are our full time ESE teachers. They design their schedule to meet the unique needs of the ESE population. They will push in the regular education classes and oversee the instruction of the ESE students. They also provide time for students to use the resource room for testing when there are special accommodations in that area. Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Weeks will ensure that all provision of the IEPs are being strictly adhered to.
Expectations between now and Sept. 8th
Gather Data (FSA, Map, Benchmark, Grade level Dibels, below grade level dibels, DAR, etc)
Review cum files, MTSS data/files, and IEPs
Begin to practice basic classroom routine
Schedule meeting with ESE and Guidance for Sept. 6, 7, or 8th.
Attend SRA training and watch SRA teaching videos
Expectations after Sept. 8th
Implement specifics of IEPs and MTSS plans
Classroom teachers, paras, and ESE teachers and paras working in tandem for all ESE students.
Keep communication wide open/ review/ revise if needed!