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An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the two laws that ensure equity in education for all students, will prepare you for the decision-making that must occur in a classroom with students with disabilities. These laws call for Individual Education Plans (IEP) which are developed and monitored by classroom teachers and other relevant stakeholders. You will learn about the different types of IEP meetings and how to prepare for those meetings.
Learn to write individualized goals that are aimed at achievement of the Common Core standards and how to analyze the standards to determine the requisite skills the student with a disability will need to have to be successful. You will be provided instructional strategies that include students with disabilities and be given an overview of accommodations and modifications and which are effective and appropriate for individual situations.
Upon completion of this module, you will feel more confident in your role in working with students with special needs and their ability to achieve the levels of rigor called for in the Common Core standards.