SPED expert Ayo Jones says that one of the indicators of a quality special education department is having effective teams. When teams work together to accomplish one goal and put students first, they are more likely to succeed academically.
As an educator, you don’t have control over who comes into your classroom and what needs they have, but you do have control over how you put together a program that helps every student thrive, no matter what their needs are.
In this 1-hour course, Ms. Jones uses her years of SPED experience to help teachers learn the 10 steps to creating student-centered special education teams.
After taking this course, you’ll understand more about:
- A good handoff
- Student needs
- Cohesive teams
- Team meetings
This session aligns with the T-TESS System in Texas and addresses dimensions 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, and 4.4
Other courses in this series:
An Administrator’s Guide to Quality Indicators in Special Education
Quality Indicators in SPED – Alignment with State Standards
Quality Indicators in SPED – Classroom Climate
Quality Indicators in SPED – Differentiating Instruction
Quality Indicators in SPED – Social Communication
Ayo Jones is an experienced special education teacher, successful instructional coach, and charismatic professional speaker. Driven by her love for all things special education, Ayo provides educators teaching students with significant disabilities exactly what they need to survive and thrive. In her over 15 years in education, she has coached hundreds of teachers, trained thousands of educational professionals, and developed curriculum for tens of thousands of students with disabilities. She is a regular consultant to multiple school districts and educational support centers throughout Texas and beyond as well as in West Africa, where she does outreach to underserved students.
Ayo is the founder of Noodle Nook, an online resource for teachers in special education, providing tools for classroom success. She hosts a teacher podcast, is a published author, and delivers curriculum to teachers worldwide, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Best known for her engaging public speaking, Ayo’s captivating presence and witty delivery have made her a sought-after professional trainer.
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