What is the Special Education ePLC?

Special educators have a challenging job – they serve in multiple roles as teacher, consultant, case manager, and often as supervisor. And frequently, special educators work in settings in which they have few opportunities to think and learn with other special educators.

Research tells us that special educators who receive professional learning specific to their role are more likely to stay in their positions and have higher job satisfaction.

The year-long Special Education ePLC is designed to give special educators a learning community – a space to unpack common challenges, think together, reflect on current practices, and grow as effective educators.

District-level membership includes:

  • 6 pre-recorded learning videos
  • 3 live webinars with Kathy
  • Virtual collaboration opportunities
  • Telephone and email support
  • Video library 
  • Resources 

Audience

special educators who serve students in resource and/or inclusion settings, grades 3-12

The Special Education ePLC 2022-23 service year is August 1, 2022 - July 31, 2023
2022-23 Special Education ePLC Schedule
 
August 1 – getting started – planning your schedule, ARDs, and specially designed instruction (Live)
August 16 – (re)connecting – building relationships with your students, parents, and team 
September 13 – collaborating – practical ideas for successful teaming with your teaching partners
October 10 – making the paperwork matter - aligning your PLAAFPs, IEPs, and specially designed instruction (Live)
November 8 - managing behavior – supporting student engagement, cooperation, and participation
January 10 – supporting struggling readers – what works in teaching students to understand text across content areas (Live)
February 14 – gearing up for STAAR – finding your role in STAAR review and support
March 21 – accessing instruction – supporting understanding of vocabulary and visuals across content areas
April 11 – planning ahead – thinking now with next year in mind