As a country, we are in uncharted territory for continuing the education of all students from a distance. SELF is here to support you, your students, and your school navigate through the ongoing effects of COVID-19. Please see our recommended resources, webinars, and Louisiana specific supports. You can also contact us anytime at email@example.com
SELF Modules and Toolkits to Support 20-21 Planning
SELF is creating modules and toolkits to support schools during the time of COVID-19. We hope these resources support you and your students during in-person and virtual learning in the 20-21 school year. We want to give a special thanks to the Charter School Growth Fund for their support in creating these resources.
In this toolkit we provide a process and resources for schools engaging in student-centered staffing, a flexible approach to staffing that allows schools to be responsive to changing needs and funding realities. We have also included resources for incorporating remote learning into staffing considerations.
Making Summer PD Engaging
In this module we offer educators proven adult learning strategies that ensure that even at a distance, their teams are learning and supported in preparing to welcome students back in the fall. The module toolkit offers resources and strategies for making the module content actionable.
During this time, we want to continue pursuing SELF’s mission to develop highly skilled teachers, leaders, and future leaders in special education by supporting adaptation to distance learning within the 4 pillars of Leadership, Professional Development, Academic and Social Emotional Instruction, and Family Engagement.
Leading through COVID
Managing Through Uncertainty 4 New Realities
COVID-19 Strategic Planning Toolkit for Education & Nonprofit Leaders
Strategies for leaders who are supporting co-teaching team during online learning
Setting-Up Distance Learning: Teaching Special Education Online
Best Practices for Educating Online
SELF’s End of Year Virtual Compliance Checklist – Louisiana Specific
SELF’s End of Year Virtual Compliance Checklist – National Version
Academic and Social-Emotional Instruction
UDL Distance Learning one-pager from inclusive schools
SELF Suggestions for Inclusion, Resource, Self-Contained
Supporting Students with IEPs During eLearning Days
Curated list of special education specific technology tools and apps
List of resources for students with Low Incidence disabilities including COVID-specific social stories
SELF Distance Learning Webinars
SELF is creating an ongoing mini webinar series with tips, strategies, and resources to help educators use Distance Learning tools effectively and efficiently. We will be updating this content regularly.
Executive Function Distance Learning
Purpose: To support teachers and families with
developing structures to support students’
executive function skills
Resources: Cognitive Connections Website Interactive Get Ready, Do Done Editable Template
Webinar Accommodating Family Needs During Distance Learning
Purpose: To provide tips and strategies to support families during Distance Learning.
Webinar: Supporting Students with Disabilities on the Google Suite Platform
Purpose: To provide an overview of Google accessibility features in order to provide greater access for students with exceptionalities participating in virtual learning.
Reading Goals and Distance Learning
Purpose: To support students’ reading fluency and comprehension IEP goals in an accessible and engaging manner.
Related Services and Distance Learning
Purpose: To support related service providers, teachers, and special education leaders with providing related service activities during distance learning.
Resources: Speech-Language Therapy: Articulation Activities, Articulation Tounge Twisters, Video Overview of Mind Wing Concept’s Story Grammar Marker
Occupational Therapy: OT Toolbox>, Link to at Home Packet OT Packet from NYC Department of Education
Adapted Physical Education: Adapted PE Youtube Channel