• Building the Movement

Our model improves special education by focusing on building targeted collaboration – what we call frequent, high-quality interactions among educators for sharing ideas and information about students.   Educators are empowered to: (1) Bring their unique expertise to the table; (2) Better tailor instruction to meet the individualized needs of diverse learners; and (3) Reinforce behaviors that embrace high expectations, high standards, and a growth mindset for all.

Improved targeted collaboration enables teams to build professional relationships, incorporate multiple perspectives into planning, and operate with intentionality.  Incorporating ABC’s tools and training helps schools work smarter to build collective systems that support all students. 

OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

IMPACT training gives educators the skills necessary to authentically engage with the special education process and better understand how to identify and meet the needs of students with diverse learning needs in the classroom. After this training, educators will be ready to serve in a co-teaching or inclusion setting, work with their colleagues to improve how special education is delivered, and partner with parents to meaningfully involve them in the education process.

Educators can learn at their own pace and integrate learning into planning periods, designated professional development time, or other parts of the school day. Modules are designed for general educators but are accessible and relevant to all because they meet educators where they are – providing insight for varying levels of expertise, from novice to experienced practitioner. Training can be accessed in sequence, or individual modules can be targeted depending on a school’s interest and focus. Each module also includes downloadable tools that can be immediately used in classroom practice.

IMPACT TRAINING

The Hoppr web application is designed to help educators easily build the skills and habits of effective collaboration. With Hoppr’s insights and knowledge generated from ABC’s professional development, educators are able to make small changes that make a big impact on their practice. Educators utilize a three-step approach to help educators improve the way they work together to serve students:

  1. Complete micro-logs of daily interactions about student needs;
  2. Engage in regular reflection about practice; and
  3. Use easy-to-read, timely data insights and trends to build the behaviors of quality collaboration and improve follow up.

Based on the latest research about how to build better habits, Hoppr’s unique combination of activities – identification of opportunities to interact about student needs, quick notation of the key elements involved, and moments of review – enables educators to effortlessly determine what’s working, what’s not, and what might be adjusted going forward.

HOPPR WEB APPLICATION

For a limited time, due to school closures related to COVID-19, ABC is offering free access to Hoppr to teachers.

With decades of experience in education focused on program design, the ABC team offers customized consulting services for schools looking for tailored and individualized advisory and support.  Examples of projects include design of program evaluation tools; manual or guidance document drafting; development or adjustment of remote learning plans to meet the needs of students with disabilities; settlement implementation support; training related to discipline, due process and disability; and more.  We will gladly work with you to develop a proposal and project that meets your needs.

CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING

Meeting the needs of our most diverse learners helps all students achieve.