eLearning for Educators of Students with Special Needs
QuickClasses, from Described and Caption Media Program (DCMP), are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf–blind. Participants can choose their preferred time during the week to work online and meet weekly deadlines. The required work will take approximately five hours per week to complete. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate for 15 continuing education credits. The following QuickClasses are offered from September 21 to October 11, 2020:
“Using Accessible Media in the Classroom With Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
“Using Accessible Media in the Classroom With Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired”
Both QuickClasses explore the benefits of using media in the classroom and explain the importance of accessible media for students with sensory impairments, as well as students with and without disabilities. Participants will learn ways to evaluate the quality of accessibility features and various techniques for utilizing media to enhance classroom instruction. The online classes are free of charge and fully accessible.
Against the backdrop of COVID-19, racial violence, and action for justice and healing, back-to-school is nothing like normal. But as schools reopen—online, in person, or both—Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is offering a series of webinars that will look at the challenges of the moment.
Prepare for the unknown in impactful and highly relevant online professional development. Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has developed new and redesigned online programs tailored to meet the critical needs of educators in this moment. Whether you prefer a short-term asynchronous workshop, or a longer-length institute featuring live components, HGSE’s online programs are designed to fit a variety of schedules and learning preferences. Follow this link to learn more: hgse.me/online2020
The nonprofit Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and several other organizations have released guidance to help schools meet the social and emotional needs of students as they return to school after prolonged closures.