In this course from Noodle Nook, Ayo Jones shares the federally aligned best practices, Texas state-mandated policy, and the practical procedures behind aligning instruction to the grade level standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for special education services. This session works well for new teachers training in special education, for those working with low-incidence disability students, and for teaching teams looking to be more purposeful and inclusive of all students during lesson development and delivery.
This session is an essential part of preparing special education staff teaching students with significant disabilities to be more inclusive of all students through targeted differentiation, to be more successful during classroom instruction, and to plan lessons in a way that improves student learning as well as staff efficacy.
In this 4-hour course, you will learn:
- How to align lessons with Texas state standards
- How to write lesson plans that meet the needs of special education students
- How to use stations and rotations effectively
- How to effectively differentiate for all students
- How to use the levels of prompting to build student independence
- Why response modes are vital and how to target instructional vocabulary
- How to put all the pieces together to be successful in the classroom
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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