Maximize Special Education During Distance Learning
Meet the Makers
Student Support Leadership Team
What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
Iguana eggs in Guatemala on a mission trip!
— Amber Rogers Jones, Director of Student Support
If you could bring back any fashion trend, what would it be?
Tube skirts and lace leggings. Like, for sure!
— Gris Ibarra, Student Support Coordinator
If you could become fluent in any language, what would it be?
I have always wanted to be fluent in Spanish! I know very minimal Spanish, but it’s my goal to be fluent someday!
— Kaitlin Tuxhorn, Student Support Coordinator
If you could be in any movie, what would it be and what character would you play?
Definitely Grease! I’d be Sandy, solely for dancing with John Travolta and the end-of-the-movie makeover outfit, but Rizzo is honestly my favorite!
— Robin Kure, Student Support Coordinator: Supporting Middle/High School Education Specialists
Cats or dogs?
Dogs all the way! I love my three mini puppers and their snuggles. They make working remotely so much fun!
— Rachel Leonard, Student Support Coordinator: Supporting Elementary School Education Specialists
How do you like your eggs?
Egg pie for sure! My favorite morning treat is to whip together a quiche! I will put anything in it! And it pairs great with my morning cup of joe!
— Dr. Amanda Buchheit, Speech and Language/AT Coordinator
This Week’s Focus:
Special Education during Distance Learning
During distance learning, how do we promote engagement and academic growth for our learners with special education needs?
Promoting learning starts first with meeting social-emotional needs. Check out this video from our team about virtual safety and mental health during COVID.
Use a multisensory approach to increase decoding and spelling skills! This webinar by Education Specialist Dana West demonstrates making Words Their Way practices and activities more engaging, leading to better retention during virtual instruction:
Some of our learners with moderate to severe disabilities are really struggling during this time with their schedules being upended. Check out a video from our team on working with our learners:
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