Here you will find training materials and planning forms to promote student
productivity and team collaboration in the school community. Use the forms
to compose functional goals, document student participation, and delineate roles
for team members. Expand your skills or train others with the handouts but
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Active Participation? What is it? Being there is not enough. Students with disabilities benefit from placement in general education classrooms when they are given opportunities to actively participate! Often teams underestimate student abilities and mistake passivity for participation. This handout compares and contrasts active and passive participation to inspire teams to raise their expectations.
Ten Tips for Caregivers This tip sheet offers suggestions to parents and caregivers to help establish a professional partnership with school staff.
Ten Tips for Special Educators Collaborate, communicate and promote the participation of diverse students in the classroom. This handout describes simple strategies for learning specialists and special education teachers to implement in the inclusive classroom.
Ten Tips for Paraeducators In the fast paced school setting, paraeducators are often in classrooms with students more than any other member of the team. This handout describes simple suggestions to help promote active participation and independence of students with disabilities.
How Does Your Classroom Work? Special educators can use this brief but thorough checklist to begin collaborating and learn more about the regular classroom curriculum. Take it along when meeting the classroom teacher to initiate questions and guide discussions. The "To Do" list helps with planning curricular adaptations.
Assistance Rating Students with disabilities frequently receive credit for work completed by another person. During an observation in a secondary classroom, use this quick questionnaire to measure the level of assistance given to students to complete tasks. Remember, independence is the goal!
Participation Rating How often is a student really participating in class? Use this form as a way to guide an observation of the student in the middle or high school environment and assess classroom participation.
Participation Plan Who is doing what? Where is the student supposed to be and when? Who is supposed to help? Use this form to create a system of accountability and define roles and tasks so everyone on the team knows what to do.
Daily Participation Record Paraeducators and classroom teachers complete this simple form each day to document student accomplishments and maintain focus on participation goals. The Special Education Teacher can keep the daily record to assist in supervision of paraeducators, or documentation of IEP objectives.