Providing Access to Mathematics for All through UDL - Grades 6-12

In this professional learning activity, teachers of secondary math will be exposed to strategies and skills that will assist them in developing math skills for students, including students with disabilities. By incorporating universal design for learning (UDL) principles into their instruction, teachers will provide better access to the Connecticut Core Standards for Mathematics to all learners.…

Developing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

In this three-part session, school administration and staff will learn about systems and structures that aid in supporting students’ behavioral, social-emotional, and mental health needs. Participants will learn best practices for conducting functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and developing and writing effective behavior intervention plans (BIPs) for students who need behavioral supports. As…

Identifying Students Who are Gifted and Talented and Also Have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or SLD/Dyslexia

Schools can be challenged to meet the needs of students who are Gifted and Talented and who may also have a specific learning disability (SLD), including Dyslexia, that impacts their success in school. Many Gifted-SLD students are not identified until later in their educational career, which can affect their academic progress and self-concept. This awareness-level one-hour online module will…

Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

What is culturally responsive teaching, and how can it make a difference in the classroom? This book study on Zaretta Hammond’s "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" will explore innovative approaches to designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction that creates inclusive learning for students of all colors, genders, ethnicity, and abilities. The study…

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