Sustainable, inclusive education systems for students with significant cognitive disabilities do not stand alone. Districts must focus on building inclusive education systems for all students…systems that embrace all students for the benefit of all.
Teachers in inclusive classrooms must carefully consider the grading process to provide fair and equitable grades for all students in their class, including students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. This TIP shares grading considerations and potential adaptations.
The purpose of this TIP is to show how a set of high-leverage practices developed for special education can be applied to instruction of students with significant cognitive disabilities in inclusive classrooms.
High Leverage Practices (HLPs) are strategies every teacher should know and use. The purpose of this TIPs sheet is to provide ideas for inclusive general education classroom implementation of HLPs that are common to both general and special education.
Systems change is always a challenge. During a pandemic it is a huge and unexpected change for everyone, including districts, teachers and families. None of us are experts in this area...yet. That will come, but in the meantime we need to allow the space and patience for each of us and ourselves to grow.
TIES Distance Learning #3: Effective Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) Within the Distance Learning Environment: What in the world does that look like?
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