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School & Organizational Support for Teachers - Chapter Summary
Complete these lessons to review some of the professional individuals and associations teachers can cooperate with to improve their instruction techniques and students' learning experience. These short, engaging and mobile device-compatible lessons cover topics such as:
- Benefits of collaboration
- Roles and responsibilities of special education teachers
- Traits of effective gifted education teachers
- How school guidance counselors and speech therapists help students
- Uses of school libraries and responsibilities of library media specialists
- Roles paraeducators play on school support teams
- Benefits of being part of the National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
These lessons were made to be mobile device compatible so that you don't have to limit your studies to your time at your computer. You may even reinforce your understanding of the lessons by completing the multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson. If you come across a topic that confuses you, be sure to submit a question to our instructors for assistance.
1. Benefits of Collaboration in the Classroom
Collaboration in the classroom benefits teachers and students alike. It's well worth the challenges and resources that it requires. This lesson discusses some of the important benefits of classroom collaboration.
2. 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.
3. Special Education Teachers: Roles & Responsibilities
Special education teachers are important figures in the education of children with disabilities. This lesson will explore the roles and responsibilities of special education teachers. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.
4. Characteristics of Successful Gifted Education Teachers
Educating children who have been identified as gifted takes a special talent! In this lesson, you will learn about the characteristics of successful gifted education teachers.
5. 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.
6. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.
7. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.
8. The Role of Library Media Specialists
A library media specialist plays an important role in the education community. This lesson describes the roles and responsibilities of a library media specialist, and outlines qualifications and working conditions.
9. 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.
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