• Common Co-Teaching Challenges
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    Common Co-Teaching Challenges

    – Well we are with Dr. Marilyn Friend, and she is a CEC past president. Welcome. – Thank you. – So you specialize in co-teaching. Could you first let us know, what are some challenges in co-teaching? – Co-teaching has been around for 30 years now, and at the beginning it had such intuitive appeal. What could be challenging about a general ed teacher and a special ed teacher sharing a classroom and making sure they address student needs? And we’ve all learned over those years that it’s really a lot more than that, and a number of challenges have arisen. For example, probably the first one and that makes…

  • Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson
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    Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

    I was here four years ago, and I remember, at the time, that the talks weren’t put online. I think they were given to TEDsters in a box, a box set of DVDs, which they put on their shelves, where they are now. (Laughter) And actually, Chris called me a week after I’d given my talk, and said, “We’re going to start putting them online. Can we put yours online?” And I said, “Sure.” And four years later, it’s been downloaded four million times. So I suppose you could multiply that by 20 or something to get the number of people who’ve seen it. And, as Chris says, there is…

  • Preparing Students to Lead Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings
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    Preparing Students to Lead Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meetings

    The IEP process for a student with a disability or a learning difference really becomes a way in which they can understand, they can advocate, they can also think about how this can impact them in different ways so that way they can problem solve for themselves. How do I begin to approach my way of learning. What works best for me in different settings? This shouldn’t be something that happens later in life but that happens early in life. One of the things we try to do to build student agency, to use the techincal parts of the IEP process to their benefit is to prepare them ahead of…

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    Learning to Walk at Age 18 (Life with Cerebral Palsy)

    you ready for this yeah if you had to introduce yourself to the world what would you say but I mean when you’re bringing a friend over how do you get reduce them to your sister I just gone there’s my sister teacher Rodriguez and then usually they ask what happened her I say my happened to her she’s regular normal our peoples have 14 already some more a real capable welcome to SBS K join me as I travel around the world an interview individuals living with a condition to prove no matter how you communicate but what obstacles you face you’re always deserving of love and acceptance so…

  • Traditional School VS. Homeschool | Pros And Cons | Special Education Decoded
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    Traditional School VS. Homeschool | Pros And Cons | Special Education Decoded

    – They there, I’m Luke. The number of homeschooling families has grown substantially over the years. There are many reasons for this growth, including more and more parents are finding jobs that allow them to be remote so they travel and bring their family along. Many parents are simply taking their child’s education into their own hands. Why is that? Well, the reasons actually vary substantially however there are some common factors. School population continues growing and, because of this, resources have become more strained. Teachers are facing burnout at an alarming rate which leaves less one-on-one help and ever expanding classroom sizes. There’s also some serious dissatisfaction with the…

  • IEP Goals Defined | Special Education Decoded
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    IEP Goals Defined | Special Education Decoded

    – Hey there, I’m Luke. In today’s episode we’re gonna focus on IEP Goals and Objectives. Specifically we’re gonna focus on the following aspects. Number one, purpose of IEP goals, number two, the criteria used to create IEP goals, number three, data collection, and number four, parental involvement. All of this and more on today’s episode of Special Education Decoded. (energetic music) All right, before we dive in to IEP goals, I’m hoping you can help. On the bottom right-hand side of your screen, you will see a little logo with the word Subscribe on it. Click that real quick. Thank you so much. All right, let’s dive in and…

  • Eligibility Testing For Special Education | Special Education Decoded
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    Eligibility Testing For Special Education | Special Education Decoded

    – Hey there, I’m Luke. In today’s episode, we’re gonna discuss private facility versus public schools when it comes to special education eligibility testing. Specifically, we will discuss the following four areas of eligibility testing. Number one, the people involved in the testing process. Number two, what each type of facility uses for eligibility testing. Number three, the evaluation process for eligibility testing. And number four, the cost of private versus public school eligibility testing. All of this and so much more on today’s episode of Special Education Decoded. (energetic music) Before we dive in and talk about eligibility testing, I’m hoping you can help. On the bottom right-hand side…

  • Section 504 Plan VS. IEP | Special Education Decoded
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    Section 504 Plan VS. IEP | Special Education Decoded

    – Hey there, I’m Luke. In today’s episode, we’re gonna focus on the differences between a 504 Plan and an IEP, or Individualized Education Plan. Specifically, we will focus on the following four aspects: number one, laws governing each of these legal documents, number two, the eligibility process, number three, the accommodations that are given with each, and number four, differences between the two documents after high school. All of this, and so much more, on today’s episode of Special Education Decoded. (upbeat music) All right, before we discuss the differences between 504 Plans and IEPs, I’m hoping you can help. On the bottom right-hand side of your screen, you…

  • Asking for an Independent Educational Evaluation
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    Asking for an Independent Educational Evaluation

    [MUSIC PLAYING] We understand you have some concerns. Yes, we’re asking for an outside evaluation. Well be specific. What’s wrong with our evaluation? When a parent asks for an independent educational evaluation, the school district may ask the parent why they disagree with the school district’s testing. But the school district cannot require an explanation. And they cannot delay the process just because the parent doesn’t give them an explanation. Well as you know, technically I don’t have to explain why. But because I have concerns, I’ll be happy to share them with you. We’re worried about his attention. This evaluation didn’t say anything about attention. Well, he would have…