Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core (Sioux City Only)

Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core (Sioux City Only)

Nov 14th

April Tidwell


Welcome to Including Students with Disabilities in the Common Core, where you will learn about the implications of the Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities.

The general education teacher plays an integral role in the life of each student with a disability who is in the classroom. There are important obligations and responsibilities for students with disabilities that every teacher should be aware of. This course is designed to help teachers who have students with disabilities in their classrooms navigate their complex roles.

An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the two laws that ensure education equity for all students, will prepare you for making the decisions that are necessary in a classroom with students with disabilities. These laws call for individualized education plans (IEPs), which are developed and monitored by classroom teachers and other relevant stakeholders. You will learn about the different types of IEP meetings and how to prepare for those meetings.

You will also learn about writing individualized student goals that are aimed at reaching the Common Core standards and how to analyze the standards to determine the requisite skills that students with disabilities will need to be successful. The course will provide instructional strategies that include students with disabilities and review accommodations and modifications that are effective and appropriate for individual situations.

Upon completion of this course, you will feel more confident in working with students with special needs and in their ability to achieve the levels of rigor called for in the Common Core State Standards.

This is a self-paced course. Participants will work independently on the course content completing required assessments and journals. The course is organized into six modules and is completely self-paced. Lessons will be taught and goals will be met using a combination of text readings, external resources, activities, assignments, assessment and enrichment materials.

No Text Required