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School & Community Partnerships - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll explore the ways in which special education teachers can successfully partner with their schools, colleagues and communities. You can expect to review a variety of collaborative approaches in special education, as well as strategies for co-teaching and working with parent volunteers. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of special education professionals and paraprofessional teachers
- Evaluate the pros and cons of collaborative special education approaches
- Improve student learning by collaborating with colleagues
- Assess the advantages of co-teaching
- Work effectively with parent volunteers
When you're finished with each lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to help retain the information. You can access this chapter any time of day or night using your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Revisit the lessons as many times as needed, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions.
1. Roles & Responsibilities of Special Education Professionals
The roles and responsibilities of special education professionals are varied. They are responsible for complying with many federal and local laws and regulations regarding the treatment and well-being of people with disabilities. Their roles involve every aspect of the educational process.
2. Collaborative Approaches in Special Education: Strengths & Limitations
The field of special education requires a great deal of collaborative effort. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the most common collaborative approaches as well as some of the strengths and limitations of these approaches.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Working with Parent Volunteers: Tips for Teachers
In this lesson, we'll provide you with some helpful tips on working with parent volunteers, both in and out of the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.
6. What is a Paraprofessional Teacher? - Definition & Role
In this lesson, you'll review a clearly defined explanation of what it means to be a paraprofessional in the classroom. You'll also review the roles and expectations of a paraprofessional teacher who works closely with students with special needs.
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