In this TIPS Brief, we show how to remove barriers to allow students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD) to engage in Turn and Talk activities during instruction in general education classes through the UDL framework and examples from an inclusive classroom.
In this TIPS, we give suggestions for teachers on how to teach inferencing skills to all learners in an inclusive classroom. The examples presented are reflective of a collaborative process required to plan the use of inferencing strategies in inclusive classrooms through a Universal Design for Learning framework.
Many teachers and administrators are struggling with how to support inclusive practices for students with significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classes, especially during distance delivery. This new 5-15-45 Tool can kick start collaboration whether you have 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 45 minutes or more!
Paraprofessionals are central to the success of educating students with disabilities in general education contexts, especially students with significant cognitive disabilities. Distance learning is pushing the field to consider how paraprofessionals can fulfill their roles in new and creative ways, particularly with the use of technology. Apply the Learning Components framework to clarify paraprofessional roles and how they can be carried out whether instruction is in-school or during distance learning.
Grading students with significant cognitive disabilities through distance learning requires carefulthought into what grades really mean and how to quantify student learning in a way that isenriching for all students.
Looking for inspiration to help you with the new academic year? In this DL post, we highlight the voices of parents of children with deafblindness. Check out collective wisdom on how to be more proactive and inclusive in distance learning.
Districts need to shape their organizational cultures in ways that make those cultures collaborative, caring, ethical, equitable, and amendale to positive change. Building a collaborative culture that values the contributions of all members and is open to self-reflection and learning is key to the development of sustainable, inclusive systems.
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