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Professional, Ethical & Legal Roles of Educators of Students with Emotional Impairments - Chapter Summary
In this series of lessons, our instructors outline the legal, professional and ethical roles educators play for students with emotional impairments. You'll study topics that include professionalism as it applies to special education teachers, self-assessment as part of classroom instruction and professional development goals and ideas for teachers. This chapter is designed to assist you in achieving the following objectives:
- Detail some of the professional organizations available to special education teachers
- Sustain and develop professional relationships
- Utilize collaboration as a reflective practice
- Use appropriate resources to develop reflective skills
- Participate in cultural competence activities for teachers
- Discuss confidentiality concerns under FERPA
- Outline the transfer of disciplinary records and redisclosure of education records under FERPA
- Understand the role of teachers as advocates for students with disabilities
Use this chapter at your convenience, 24 hours a day, to study on your computer or mobile device. Take the multiple-choice quiz provided with each lesson to gauge how well you understand the concepts presented. The Dashboard allows you to assess your progress as you move through the chapter and contact an instructor with any questions.
1. Professionalism as a Special Education Teacher
If you are trying to get certified as a special education teacher, you have particular standards of professionalism to learn about and uphold. This lesson provides you with an overview of how professionalism intersects with special education.
2. Teacher Professional Development Goals
This lesson discusses the importance of having robust professional development goals and shares tips for achieving those goals. In addition, reasons for pursuing the goals mentioned below are discussed.
3. Teacher Professional Development Ideas
This lesson is designed to provide resources for teachers, future teachers, researchers, and others who want to enhance teacher professional development. Professional development is an essential way for educators to enhance critical thinking skills, gain new knowledge of the subject matter, and explore new learning tools.
4. Professional Organizations for Special Education Teachers
Special education teachers fill important roles in the education system. This lesson will examine some professional organizations that aid special education teachers. We will end with a short quiz.
5. Developing & Sustaining Professional Relationships for Teachers
It is important for teachers to not feel isolated and to see ourselves as members of an intellectual and professional community. This lesson will give you some ideas for how to develop and sustain professional relationships that benefit you, your colleagues, your students and your school or district.
6. Collaboration as a Reflective Practice for Teachers
Have you ever felt isolated as a teacher and thought about collaboration? In this lesson, we will discuss some different forms of collaborative, reflective professional development for educators that allow teachers to learn from one another and view their own instructional practices in a more objective way.
7. Using Resources to Develop & Grow As a Reflective Professional
Teaching is a career in which you spend your life learning and growing. There are many resources available for teachers to help them grow and develop as reflective professionals. This lesson details some of those resources and how to use them.
8. Self-Assessment for Effective Classroom Instruction
Successful teachers use a variety of strategies to make sure they're hitting the mark in their practice. A highly effective method is self-assessment. This lesson describes techniques educators can use to evaluate and tweak their performance.
9. Cultural Competence Activities for Teachers
Becoming a culturally competent educator is important, but it is not a simple task. This lesson provides some ideas for activities you can do alone or with colleagues to increase cultural competence.
10. Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns Under FERPA
FERPA regulations are meant to keep student records private and confidential. This lesson discusses FERPA policies, and the procedures and practices institutions must follow if they're subject to FERPA.
11. Transferring School Disciplinary Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how the transfer of school disciplinary records is influenced or impacted by FERPA and provide examples of ways to transfer these records.
12. The Redisclosure of Education Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss what redisclosure of education records is, and rules for redisclosing records under FERPA with regards to access to student records.
13. How Teachers Serve as Advocates for Students with Disabilities
Are you concerned with the legal and ethical issues surrounding teacher advocacy for students with disabilities? This lesson will discuss these issues as well as the qualities and characteristics of an efficient advocate.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Emotional Impairment (059): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Growth & Development Basics
- Characteristics & Effects of Emotional Impairments
- The Educational Psychology of Emotional Impairments
- Psychiatric & Pharmacological Elements of Emotional Impairments
- Influential Factors on Development & Learning
- Using Education & Psychological Assessments
- Education Assessments for Emotional Impairments
- Interpreting Assessments & Emotional Impairment Reports
- Monitoring Students with Emotional Impairments
- IEPs for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Transition Planning for Students with Emotional Impairment in Michigan
- Behavior Intervention Plans for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Behavioral Interventions for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Learning Environments for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Curriculum for Students with Disabilities
- Teaching Strategies for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Individualized Instruction for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Technology for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Communication Skills in the Classroom
- Social Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Life Skills for Students with Emotional Impairments
- Communicating & Collaborating with Students with Emotional Impairments & Their Parents
- School & Community Partnerships
- Foundations of SPED for Students with Emotional Impairments in Michigan
- MTTC Emotional Impairment Flashcards