Resources for Special Educators
10 Tips for Honoring Students in the Distance Learning Environment Suggestions provided to us by leading expert Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.
- Wednesday, May 20 & May 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Breathe - Investigate - Reveal! Hosted by Brandon A. Cruz; Andy Bell, Dept. of Community Mental Health; and Elena Falcone, Westchester Library System
Friday, May 15, 8:45 a.m. - noon
Joint School Library System Mini Conference Hosted by Eleanor Friedman
Pre-Recorded: Supporting Students with Disabilities for Teaching Assistants and Aides (Click here for Webinar) Facilitated by Hollis Dannaham
Upcoming Webinars The PD Center also sponsors drop-in Webinars on a range of topics.
Upcoming PD Center workshops related to Special Education:
The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class, Presented by Brandon A. Cruz, June 1-2, 9 a.m. - noon
NYS Mandated Autism Training, Presented by Barbara Kestenbaum - June 10
- Beyond Behavior Charts and Reward Systems, Presented by Hollis Dannaham - May 29 & June 5
Supporting Students with Social Differences and Disorders Presented by Dorothy Leone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Tier 1 Interventions for Academics and Behavior Grades K-5 Presented by Hollis Dannaham
Curated Database of Resources Across Grade Levels and Content Areas This database is updated frequently so be sure to explore periodically for new additions.
Resources from LHRIC & Model Schools Many resources here support Instruction, Accessibility and Collaboration. Webinars on using free Google and Microsoft Accessibility tools (i.e. text-to-speech, etc.) will be of interest to special education teachers seeking to meet student IEP accommodations via distance learning platforms.
Mental Health Resources
Westchester Department of Community Mental Health Find information and access to an array of services for educators and families trying to meet the needs of children with disabilities under uniquely challenging circumstances. These resources are intended for sharing in your communities. For DCMH services, call (914) 995-1900.
NYCASE Find the most recent memoranda from federal and state education departments. and webinars (live and recorded) on the impact of COVID-19 on SWDs.
About these resources
We've compiled these resources to support the needs of our students with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, please contact David Luhman, Director of School Partnerships and Innovative Practices, at email@example.com.