Collaborative relationships are all about working together to achieve a common goal. This brief discusses the types of collaboration that educators may experience and defines co-teaching models and how they are used.
A primary responsibility of general and special educators is to teach children and youth academic content and learning strategies. This document provides guidance for paraprofessional roles as classroom support staff as well as individual learner supports, and offers a planning template for paraprofessional tasks.
The terms accommodation and modification are often confused; one is a support to enable access to the curriculum and the other is a change to instruction. Often overlooked is “specially designed instruction” and how to provide it in general education settings. This document is a brief guide to the definitions of various services that are part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with a disability.