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Collaboration to Support Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities in Fall 2020

Collaboration to Support Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities in Fall 2020

Superintendents, school administrators, and local health officials are working feverishly to determine the safest instructional model for school districts after the COVID-19 closures. Although many details remain uncertain, school officials need to cautiously think through next steps if schools are to reopen successfully. [More]
COVID-19 School Closures and Special Education: Shifting Instructional Practices to a Digital Environment

COVID-19 School Closures and Special Education: Shifting Instructional Practices to a Digital Environment

With COVID-19 moving much of traditional K-12 instruction online, educators across the United States are quickly building their capacity to provide equitable services in a new way. They are researching distance learning, setting-up class websites, reaching out to their students and parents, and becoming familiar with the available free digital tools to help them connect with their students. Television stations in many communities are partnering with school districts to conduct media campaigns to raise community awareness, set expectations, and inform students and their parents on what they need to do to get started with distance learning. The sudden shift presents unprecedented challenges for all teachers, especially for those serving students with disabilities. [More]
Delivering Related Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Crisis

Delivering Related Services Remotely During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 emergency has prompted school districts across the United States to rethink how they provide related services to students with disabilities, many of whom are presently receiving limited educational supports and no services at home. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), related services include speech and language therapy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and counseling services. One way to deliver related services remotely is known as telepractice. Under telepractice, related services are delivered remotely using a web conferencing tool, web camera, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to deliver services. [More]
Happy new year from the EDPlan team!

Happy new year from the EDPlan team!

To help you make the most of EDPlanTM and its suite of modules, PCG will be hosting a series of webinars this winter (“What’s Up Webinars”) to explore the following EDPlan modules, highlighting new features and offering insights into how these modules can provide even greater value to you, our valued partners. We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about all that EDPlan has to offer by registering for one or more of our upcoming “What’s Up Webinars.” [More]