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.
Structure, consistency and routines are key for students with disabilities not only in traditional school environment but also in the virtual or non-traditional environment. Providing consistent and routine special education services will help to provide the support students need in order to continue to progress and continue learning.
As a result of recent events, there is a strong need for virtual meetings to promote learning and keep in touch with our students. Zoom a perfect medium as it is free and easy to use. Here are some important tips on how to effectively conduct an online learning session with and for your students using Zoom. Switching to an online delivery format can seem overwhelming but we are going to focus on some basics that should have you up and running in no time and recording your lessons or holding virtual office hours with as little hassle as possible.