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Let’s Get Back to Basics with Specially Designed Instruction

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Effective SDI is both a skill and a mindset.  It requires teachers to believe to their core that students with disabilities can learn just as much as their peers and to know how to drill into what a student actually needs in order to access the content.  

Back-to-School Blues? Our online self-assessment will help you improve!

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Now live on our website, the Special Education Quality Self-Assessment provides a quick pulse check for leaders and teachers to see how they stack up against the competencies for providing authentic inclusion and receive customized recommendations based on strengths and challenges.
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ABC’s New and Improved Quality Special Education Framework

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Today, we’re thrilled to share the results of that hard work - sixteen research-based competencies that are the foundation of our Quality Special Education Framework! The competencies are designed to provide leaders and educators with a vision for how to transform the way students with disabilities are served in their schools and districts. These competencies give leaders a guide for developing and implementing the systems needed for quality special education programs while also empowering educators to create an authentically inclusive school community and team that works together to meet the unique needs of all learners.

Responding to Recovery Needs by Creating a More Equitable Whole School Schedule

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There are many places where the rubber hits the road to operationalize this vision, but perhaps none is more underrated (and critical) than the master schedule.  The master schedule sets out class rosters, teacher assignments, co-planning sessions, time for professional development, opportunities for parent engagement, and so much more.  Educator time is perhaps our most valuable school resource, and a well-planned master schedule can mean the difference between a strategically planned lesson plan and chaos. 
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