Finding designated time for classroom staff and special education staff is a challenge. This corporation has prioritized collaborative relationships by establishing a weekly meeting for collaboration and problem-solving between classroom and special education staff. If you want to see other practices that this district implements that are exceptional, please click on the items with an asterisk.
Eastern Greene Elementary Early Learning Center 10503 East State 54 Bloomfield, IN 47424
Special Education Preschool Coordinator: Shellie Pritchett 812-279-6651 email@example.com
Child Count: 22 LRE: 91%
Describes how special education services are provided.
Push-in: Special educator or therapist provide services through integrated therapy services within the daily schedule.
A range of activities and environments that eliminate the physical, social and instructional barriers to learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).
Universal Design for Learning
Flexible instructional approaches that guide developing instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessment for all learners provide multiple ways to engage children, present information and determine learning (CAST 2011).
Any piece of equipment, or product system, acquired commercially, modified, or customized, used to maintain, increase, or improve functional capabilities of persons with disabilities, except medical devices surgically implanted. (IDEA 2004).
Planned interventions/modifications to ongoing classroom activity or materials to maximize children's participation.
Intentional multi-tiered instructional strategies that increase a childs engagement, participation and learning (DEC, NAEYC 2009).
Strategies that address individual learning goals within the context of ongoing routines, activities and transitions.
Used with children who require more intensive supports by providing targeted approaches to move children progressively toward skill development, e.g. modeling, response prompting, corrective feedback, peer supports.
Tiered Levels of Instruction
An approach to provide adult instructional supports that requires screening and ongoing assessment to determine impact of teaching/learning and adjustment of instruction.
The intentional social supports/teaching that creates a classroom community of belonging for each child and facilitates positive relationships of respect, acceptance and friendship.
Opportunities for relationship building between families and practitioners support the achievement of mutually agreed upon goals (NPDCI, 2011).
*Models of Collaboration
Approaches to support ongoing communication and collaboration include technical assistance, consultation, coaching, mentoring, collaborative problem-solving, and communities of practice/professional learning communities (NPDCI, 2011).
This school has established weekly meetings to problem-solve and plan individual interventions for students. In addition, when the OT and PT are in the building each week, they meet with the classroom teacher to collaborate on student progress and share ideas on new interventions.
Parent Tuition: fees set by school district paid by families of enrolled general education preschool children.
Early Childhood Center
2810 E Discovery Parkway Bloomington, IN 47408-9801 Phone: 812-855-6508 Fax: 812-855-9630