In our current reality with necessary changes to how we provide instruction to our students in the midst of COVID-19, North GLRS stands ready to support you. Whether you are a leader at the central office or building level, teacher, para, or parent, North GLRS has re-designed our professional learning infrastructure to provide significantly more virtual professional learning opportunities AND virtual individual technical assistance. Simply stated, we have proactively designed a PL delivery model that prevents staff from meeting in large groups for 6 hours at a time. We will have opportunities to communicate within our group but these will be much shorter and spread out to accommodate the schedules of our participants.
We still offer many PL opportunities using the “cohort” model which allows participants to join a community of fellow practitioners with common job responsibilities. The difference is we will now be operating primarily in a virtual platform asynchronously helping educators address their current problem of practice. We recognize that each participant has unique variables to perform their job successfully. Therefore, we will offer highly individualized supports. You may join as many groups as you like 🙂
Here is what we are excited to offer this school year:
Would you benefit from having access to someone with whom you can consult about a problem of practice, question, or researching resources? The North GLRS Director and Continuous Improvement Specialist have designated specific days this year for individual consultation with leaders and teachers who participate in one or more of our PL offerings. Please take advantage of this opportunity by signing up for a date & time where the GLRS team can help you address an immediate problem of practice specific to you and help you implement effective practices.
Are you a teacher responsible for implementing assistive technology for students with disabilities? This community of learners addresses the implementation of AT practices from a classroom perspective emphasizing instruction, assessment, & progress monitoring of AT device access for students. Evidence-based practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you an instructional lead or coach for teachers of students with disabilities? Does your supervisor assign duties to help with school-wide implementation and support of special education initiatives? This target group is for current and future “coaches” who support special education teachers with instruction. (Having a “coach” title is not a requirement.) Evidence-based instructional practices, effective coaching practices, and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you teaching students with disabilities in an online platform this year? Want to learn strategies and resources to help your students and you be effective and efficient? Do you have questions about how to complete some instructional and assessment tasks in a virtual model? This NEW community of teachers is for you. Evidence-based instructional practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you a new teacher of students with disabilities? Or not new to the profession but want to collaborate with a community of teachers? This target group is teachers who support “high-incidence” students whose IEP is designed for a general education diploma. Evidence-based instructional practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you a new teacher of students with significant disabilities? Or not new to the profession but want to collaborate with a community of teachers? This target group is teachers who support “low-incidence” students whose IEP is designed for an alternate diploma. Evidence-based instructional practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you a para who supports students with disabilities? This NEW community is designed for para-educators to build their expertise in inclusion, IEP goals, progress monitoring, assistive technology, and other important topics. Evidence-based instructional practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
Are you a PK-12 teacher or other staff responsible for implementing IEP transition activities? This NEW community is designed to build Self-Determination skills for our students to align with ASPIRE/ASPIRE+. This group will learn about Self-Determination and how to embed these skills into everyday instruction. This is a critical topic that we will delve into deeply this year. Working with students virtually? No problem. We have strategies to help you successfully support SDLMI in an online platform.
Are you a preschool teacher of students with disabilities? This NEW community is designed to support you in providing highly effective instruction for young children ages 3-6. Evidence-based instructional practices and IDEA compliance will be addressed.
This job-alike is designed to support school psychologists address issues related to MTSS, special education eligibility, and technical issues related to psychological assessments.