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SWD: Instructional Strategies

(20 Hr Module) - $40*

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Learn how teacher expectations affect students with disabilities in the general education classroom. Explore how to create a supportive classroom environment, establish routines, build strong student-teacher relationships, and promote respect and dignity for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (E/BD), and specific learning disabilities (SLD). Discover strategies to avoid power struggles, ensuring a more inclusive and positive learning environment for students with disabilities. This module addresses Florida's professional learning requirements from SB 1108 - Students with Disabilities (SWD).

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how teacher expectations can affect the success of students with disabilities (i.e., autism spectrum disorder, emotional/behavioral disabilities, and specific learning disabilities).
  • Identify behaviors and characteristics of students with disabilities (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, and specific learning disabilities) in the general education classroom.
  • Identify key ways to set up the classroom and provide a supportive classroom environment.
  • Explain why and how to establish classroom routines.
  • Explain what it means to pair with students.
  • Identify examples of strategies to build rapport with students.
  • Provide examples of how teachers can show respect and promote dignity for their students.
  • Identify alternatives to power struggles.

Documentation Methods

Participants must document their learning by completing the following summative.

1 Multiple Choice Quiz - Learner demonstrates knowledge of content by selecting the correct answer from the choices provided.

The summative must meet 80% of the established criteria.

Project Team

Author: Kari Woznick

Developed by Kathy Jones.

Module Last Updated: 2023© 2003-2024 Beacon Educator