All students can benefit from a student-centered approach, but students who receive special education services can especially grow from the personalized instruction that a student-centered classroom provides.
This focus area helps educators leverage technology tools for purposeful instruction to ensure that their curriculum is accessible to all of their students.
We prepare educators to support students with disabilities by prioritizing inclusive approaches to teaching and learning. We support skill development through personalized pathways built from BL Connect, Workshops, 1:1 Coaching, and Learning Walks to achieve clear outcomes.
Outcome: I design lessons that are inclusive for students with disabilities by using UDL principles.
Outcome: I differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Outcome: I maintain and evaluate expectations that are both high and realistic for students with disabilities.
Outcome: I collaborate with all partners to contribute to IEPs that reflect student strengths and needs.
Outcome: I foster a positive culture in my classroom and school community around disability awareness.
“Through participating with BetterLesson Coaching over the past three years, I have grown so much as an educator in ways that I never thought possible. This took teaching to new levels and PD was targeted specifically to areas that I needed [and] wanted to work on.”
“This has been the most engaging, positive, and ‘I can see this in my classroom’ right away PD I have ever attended. I hope that everyone gets the chance to attend this PD. ”
Develop an understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
Help students learn about their strengths, articulate their needs, and become active members of their IEP team.
Ensure that students are seen, heard, treated fairly, and protected so that they can succeed in a learning environment.
We’ve identified four elements that are key for academic success and for building student-centered classrooms. BetterLesson guides teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through focus areas within each element to lead their professional development journey.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
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