During this time of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and families are working urgently to find the right supports for their children with disabilities. The Diverse Learners Cooperative offers “Conducting Virtual IEP Meetings,” a guide for IEP teams to use as they navigate their meetings to find solutions for their students.
Esports is best defined as competitive video games. Games that can be considered esports require skill and are usually played in teams, though some are also single player. When on a team, esports athletes fill certain roles much like traditional sports. Teams are usually formed by students or a staff member who has an interest in gaming or simply wants to see students working together using gaming Esports is unique because it is an inclusive, coed sport and can be a way for students who cannot physically participate in traditional sports to be a part of a team and community.
I am a special education teacher who is constantly looking for ways to improve my craft both in the classroom with students and at my desk with the daunting myriad of forms. There is no doubt that educators everywhere are overwhelmed with the ever growing need to manage and evaluate data.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in August.
In the summer of 2017, Open Up Resources released a problem-based core mathprogram for grades 6–8 to spark student engagement. The full OER-based curriculum is a result of a 21st Century Collaboration Model: the core materials were developed by recognized math education experts and then classroom tested and modified by 175 classroom teachers in six school districts.