March 4, 2023

March Resource Round-Up: Supporting the Success of Special Populations

Teaching can be an incredibly challenging and equally rewarding profession. Teachers are constantly striving to adapt strategies to best meet the needs of educating special populations. These populations may include students with learning disabilities, those with physical disabilities, or those with mental health conditions.

We know teachers are lifelong learners and we want to support you as you seek new knowledge to best serve the learning needs of all your students. From strategies for adapting instruction to accommodate diverse learning styles to assistive technologies that help students with disabilities access content, these resources can help teachers provide a high-quality education to all students.

BLOGSPODCASTS | VIDEOS | COURSES

BLOGS

Six Steps Toward Game-Based Learning in the Special Education Classroom

 Learners Edge

Shaking Up Special Education: Top 3 Strategies for Special Education Teachers

 Learners Edge

Redefining Our Views of Students

— Insight ADVANCE

What to Do for the Most Challenging Students in Your Class

Teaching Channel

Engaging Community Support to Empower Diverse Families of Students With Disabilities

— Edutopia

PODCASTS

Episode 67: Exploring the Challenges of Literacy in Education (w/ Kari Yates and Jan Burkins)

Teaching Channel Talks

Episode 146: Meeting the Unique Needs of All Students with Disabilities

Be The Exception

Episode 156: Challenging Behavior & Building Better Support Plans

— The Inner Circle

VIDEOS

Special Ed For Special Kids

Swami Lalitananda | [email protected]

5 Scaffolding Strategies to Bolster Student Learning

— Edutopia

Task Boxes for Students with Special Needs

—Learners Edge

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES 

Neurodiversity: A New Approach for Students with Special Needs

Course 5855 | 3-Credits | K-12+

This course encourages educators to focus on the positive assets of students with disabilities who are neurodiverse and neurotypical and to understand how to support and provide the instruction they need. The following topics specific to teaching students with disabilities are included in the coursework: assessment, communication, strategies for students with autism, dyslexia, strength-based instructional models, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mental illness, technology for use with students with disabilities, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning.

A Closer Look at Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia

Course 5212 | 3-Credits | K-12+

Learn the ins and outs of three common learning disabilities in this no-nonsense course focused on what educators need to know about dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Discover how the Science of Reading, assistive technology, and purposeful engagement can positively impact students with learning disabilities. Whether you’re a general or special education teacher, support specialist, or tutor, you’ll take away numerous strategies and resources to help students with the disabilities of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and/or dyscalculia thrive.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Students with Exceptionalities

Course 5029 | 3-Credits | PK-12+

Today’s classrooms include students with disabilities. This course will empower teachers to embrace inclusion with expertise and evidence-based instruction along with behavioral management practices to successfully support students with disabilities!

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