Presenter: Ayo Jones, Noodle Nook
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1F; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2C; Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5C, 5D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A; Planning 1.2; Instruction 2.5; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.3
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

Evaluation is a key part of the process for students receiving special education services and support. With all the potential traps educators can fall into in their evaluation, some help never hurts. In this 20-minute course from Noodle Nook, educator Ayo Jones gives participants a few guidelines and rules for evaluating students thoroughly and fairly. After taking this course, you’ll have a better idea of how to properly evaluate the students in your class.

This course is part of the Keys to Special Education Series.

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The federal government has several policies about the process of evaluating if a student has a disability or not. Because of this, evaluations can be a daunting task for educators both new and old. It’s an important piece to get right, as your decisions can impact the way your student learns going forward. There are so many pitfalls you can fall walk into; so if you’re having trouble, this course from Noodle Nook might be the answer.

In Keys to Special Education – Evaluation by renowned educator Ayo Jones, you’ll learn what makes a great evaluation and how to apply it to your own teachings. Jones, an educator with over 20 years of experience, gives an in-depth look at what to include in your evaluations, a few of the pitfalls of evaluation, and how to avoid them. After taking this course, you’ll be able to handle your evaluations with little trouble.

At the end of this course, you’ll have a better understanding of:

  • The policy of evaluation
  • Procedural takeaways
  • Essential teacher practices
  • Key ideas to remember

This series is an essential part of properly training your staff on special education topics, improving special education servicing on your campus, and meeting state accountability measures.

All courses in this series:

Keys to Special Education – Child Find
Keys to Special Education – Interventions
Keys to Special Education – Dyslexia
Keys to Special Education – Evaluation
Keys to Special Education – Reevaluation
Keys to Special Education – FAPE
Keys to Special Education – IEP Content
Keys to Special Education – IEP Implementation
Keys to Special Education – Least Restrictive Environment
Keys to Special Education – State Assessments
Keys to Special Education – IEP Committees
Keys to Special Education – Instructional Strategies
Keys to Special Education – Graduation
Keys to Special Education – ECI Transition
Keys to Special Education – Secondary Transition
Keys to Special Education – Behavior Interventions
Keys to Special Education – Disproportionality
Keys to Special Education – Teacher Evaluations in Texas
Keys to Special Education – Behavior Intervention Plans Implementation
Keys to Special Education – Data Analysis
Keys to Special Education – Family Engagement
Keys to Special Education – Community Connection

Presenter Bio

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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