As we continue to support our diverse learners in brick and mortar classrooms and virtual classrooms, we must carefully consider how to partner with our students and families to support their specific disabilities. As we celebrate Dyslexia Awareness this October, let’s focus on the specific needs of our students with Dyslexia in the virtual classroom. Here are some of
Families across the country are spending Mondays-Fridays juggling work from home, homeschools, technology coaching, and more for their children. At home learning, virtual school, blended learning, hybrid, distance learning is challenging for everyone. Families are being inundated with information like classroom codes, Zoom links, schedules, and much more. All this coupled with our children not having their regular
Many of you have begun the 20-21 school year and your situations are truly unique. Some find yourselves teaching remotely, some back in a cohort/hybrid model, and some back in the classroom. Whatever your situation, one thing remains true: the goal is to reach learners and help them succeed within whichever scenario they find themselves.
We might not know the answers to how things will go this year or even what we will have to prepare for tomorrow, next week, or next month. But we do know the power of quality physical education and we know what that looks like. And that does not change whether we are in person, online, distanced, or anything in between.
Ensuring instruction and services are provided for all students, and maintaining documentation of these services, is on the forefront of all our minds, and it’s not too late to investigate new platforms to support these efforts.
COVID-19 has brought many questions to educators across the nation, especially those servicing students with disabilities and special needs. It has been made clear by the Department of Education that the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) must continue to be honored, even with schools conducting virtual learning in the fall.