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New Special Education Teachers: Professional Practice

This 6-day workshop series is just what new special education teachers need to assist them in making a strong start in their new career. This series is designed to be spread out, September–December, with an optional 4 days of follow up from January–April on additional topics.

Day 1: Getting the Big Picture

  • Overview of Laws and Procedures and the Role of Case Manager

Day 2: Details

  • Paperwork Requirements and Running Meetings

Day 3: What It’s All About

  • Writing IEPs and Monitoring Student Progress

Day 4: Working with General Education

  • Developing Partnerships for Student Success

Day 5: Working with Families

  • Developing Partnerships for Student Success

Day 6: Putting It All Together

At completion of the six days, participants will be able to identify:

  • Essential elements of special education law;
  • Paperwork requirements;
  • Responsibilities of the Case Manager;
  • Key elements of managing team meetings;
  • Effective ways to communicate with parents and colleagues;
  • Methods for monitoring student progress; and
  • Resources for on-going professional development.

Target Audience: new special education teachers or related service providers