Special Education Connection
Community Learning Network 6
Dear Special Educators,
My name is Paris Crocker and I will be serving as the Special Education Liaison for CLN 6 this school year. I am excited to join a Super Community Learning Network in which a lot of great work has already taken place. I have really enjoyed meeting the special education teams at many of our schools and I look forward to meeting those that I may have missed during my initial school visits in December.
Special education instructional supports this year will include offerings of monthly PLCs for special educators, an opportunity to participate in an AU course for multi-grade level instruction in literacy, and support around strategically incorporating interventions into daily instruction. I am also available to address any other needs that you may have as it relates to specialized instruction for students with disabilities.
If there is any immediate support that you require, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 410-624-9499.
Why do students with disabilities require access to interventions?
Additionally, according to the PARCC Accommodations Manual, students receiving verbatim reading as an accommodation should have access to a research-based reading intervention such as Corrective Reading, S.P.I.R.E., or L.L.I.
Not only do these interventions assist teachers in providing specialized instruction to students with disabilities, but they also are an excellent data source to use in creating present levels and in demonstrating student progress in both reading and mathematics.
If you need support with training or implementation, please contact Paris Crocker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intervention Inventory and Support
If you are utilizing any of these programs and/or have a good idea of any additional/missing materials, please contact me at email@example.com. I will also be completing school visits in order to collect this information.
Creating Instructional Groups in I-Ready
Agile Mind Training
Do you need strategies to help with implementing or enhancing student engagement with Agile Mind in your classroom?
If so, then join us for Agile Mind training. During the training you will gain knowledge on how to plan and deliver the Agile Mind lessons.
When: Tuesday, January 12th 2016
Where: PDC (2500 East Northern Parkway)
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
4-5pm Teachers will:
· understand the structure and purpose of Agile Mind program, including instructional content, assessments, data reports, and planning resources (this is a review from the November session)
5-7pm – Teachers will:
· develop fluency in planning and delivering instruction using embedded professional resources, in particular the Advice for Instruction.
· build a taxonomy of instructional practices that will support student engagement and conceptual understanding in an Agile Mind classroom.
This training is limited to the first 30 participants that register. Please register by January 8th 2016 by completing the following survey: Agile Mind Registration
If you have any questions contact Beth Sappe in the Office of Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org
This PD is voluntary. No AU's or stipends are available for this training.
Upcoming AU Course Offering for Special Educators
Teaching Literacy in Multiple Grade Level Service Delivery Models
*You must register for this course via PGS. Registration closes January 28th.*
East Side Location: TBD
Dates: 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/8, 3/22
Time: 3:00 to 6:00
West Side Location: #150 Mary Ann Winterling, 220 N. Bentalou Street
Dates: 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/10, 3/24
Time: 3:00 to 6:00
Do the Math - Initial Training (Location: Robert W. Colemans ES)
Monday, Jan. 25th, 1-3pm
2400 Windsor Avenue
Please register at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/PBg2LfO2wJ