How Online Special Education PD Can Complement Your Existing Training
How is your school or district currently training employees and staff on special-education related topics?
Many schools and districts are effectively using online training to help automate their safety and compliance training while saving both time and money. But online courses can also offer districts an affordable and efficient way to provide scalable professional development on key special education topics to a wide range of staff across multiple locations. And there are many ways that online courses can complement what you’re already doing for PD:
Support Professional Growth Plans
Assign courses to a group of staff as part of ongoing district professional learning plans around a particular initiative, or assign as part of an individual’s professional growth plan.
Try a Flipped Classroom Approach to Onsite PD
Assign online courses as “homework” and use onsite PD days for discussion and collaboration around real-life application.
New Hire Training
Create a custom training plan to ensure all new hires get the same information as existing staff to get them up to speed.
Anytime, anywhere access makes it easier to provide paras with important training on their roles and responsibilities, behavior management, and specific disabilities.
On Demand, Personalized Professional Development
Give teachers more choice and autonomy in choosing courses that meet their individual needs.
Exceptional Child is our online professional development system that includes over 50 evidence-based courses on a wide range of special education topics, written by leading experts. The system includes full length courses 30-45 minutes and a series of 15-20 minute micro-courses to help provide paraeducators and other support staff with a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities and some foundational information about special education, behavior management, and specific disabilities they may encounter. Our Essential micro-courses include ADHD Overview, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview, Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Overview, Paraeducators: Roles and Responsibilities, and Special Education Introduction.
Exceptional Child can be implemented as a stand-alone solution, or SafeSchools Training customers can add the Exceptional Child course library to their SafeSchools Training System. Call 1-800-434-0154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!