Ch 18: Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator

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This user-friendly chapter covers ways educators can support students through the development of partnerships. Our short, mobile-friendly lessons and multiple-choice quizzes can help you prepare for an exam, catch up in class or increase your professional knowledge.

Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator - Chapter Summary

This professionally-designed chapter outlines how educators can develop partnerships to support students. The importance of stakeholder communication in special education and the roles of school therapists are just a few of the topics covered through these short but informative lessons. Once you finish the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the role of school physical, speech and occupational therapists
  • Describe the role of the school guidance counselor
  • Explain what a paraeducator is
  • Understand how student learning is improved through colleague collaboration
  • Describe the strategies used in co-teaching
  • Outline the benefits of collaboration between special education and general teachers
  • Identify agencies and networks available to help students with cognitive impairments
  • Discuss the benefits of using parent volunteers in the classroom

We've created this chapter to help you study in an easy-to-use and straightforward way. These learning resources are accessible 24 hours a day on your computer or mobile device. The lessons are easy to navigate and break key concepts down into bite-sized chunks. Test your knowledge of the information you've reviewed by taking the short quiz provided with each lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 18: Developing Partnerships to Support Students as an Educator
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The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

1. The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in Special Education

Stakeholder communication is an incredibly important aspect of special education planning. This lesson will detail why this communication is so important, as well as highlight the roles of parents and teachers in the special education process.

Roles of School Therapists: Speech, Physical & Occupational

2. Roles of School Therapists: Speech, Physical & Occupational

There are so many different professionals who can work within a school setting. This lesson introduces you to the roles of speech, physical and occupational therapists and discusses ways they work with teachers, students and families.

The Role of the School Guidance Counselor

3. The Role of the School Guidance Counselor

School guidance counselors are essential parts of the education system. This lesson will discuss the role of school guidance counselors and the important contributions they make.

What Is a Paraeducator?

4. What Is a Paraeducator?

Thinking of becoming a paraeducator, or wondering what is required if you do? This lesson describes the responsibilities and roles paraeducators play in school support teams.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

5. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

6. Co-Teaching: Benefits & Strategies

This lesson defines and highlights the benefits of co-teaching in the classroom. Examples of effective co-teaching models that are used in real-world classrooms are explored.

Benefits of Collaboration Between General & Special Education Teachers

7. Benefits of Collaboration Between General & Special Education Teachers

Why go at something alone when you could have another person supporting you? This type of idea is exactly what cooperative teaching entails. Read on to learn about the benefits of collaboration between general education and special education teachers.

Benefits of Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

8. Benefits of Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

Research shows students, parents, teachers and the school benefit from parents serving as volunteers in the classroom. Discover how everyone benefits from parental involvement.

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