What is the Special Education Academy?
Are you looking for innovative ways to provide Intervention Instruction? The goal of the lead4ward Special Education Academy is to provide a learning and support system for educators with face-to-face professional development and virtual support throughout two consecutive school years. Participants will synthesize, adapt, and transfer current and new learning to provide effective instruction, intervention, practice, and assessment. Following a learn, practice and reflect model, academy members will leave with the confidence and competence to set in motion relevant change to promote students as lifelong learners.
- Big idea/shift – teaching in tandem
- Making it work – pacing and timing
- Reading and writing process
- Problem-solving process
- Effective independent reading, writing, and math practice
- Instructional variety
- Student-led learning
- Progress monitoring rubric
Academy Year-Long Support
- 4 face-to-face sessions
- Membership in the Special Education ePLC webinar series
- 4 web-based support meetings
- 3 leadership updates
Number of Participants
- Up to 25 participants
- Study, learn, plan, and enhance the teaching and learning of reading, writing, and math
- Understand the reading/writing process through Know to Show concepts
- Establish literacy routines to support effective instruction and assessment
- Establish math routines to support effective initiation and problem solving
- Integrate reading and writing connection into daily practices and learning
- Simplify the planning process by chunking and scaffolding instruction
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To sign up, please submit a Professional Development Request form->
This quicklook summarizes key provisions included in TEA’s Special Education Strategic Plan, which was posted on April 23, 2018.
Jayme’s vocation has been serving special populations as a teacher and consultant for over 15 years. She has had the pleasure of learning from students with both high- and low-incidence disabilities in settings ranging from resource classrooms and inclusion to consultation and outreach. Read more–>