As an elementary-level general education teacher, you are the person most likely to alert other professionals about a student you suspect may have a disability. For this reason, it is important that you know and understand the laws and policies that govern the process involved with special education.
This 2-part assignment provides you the opportunity to take a deep dive into the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as well as the rights of learners and parents, and the responsibilities of teachers. Complete Parts 1 and 2 below.
Part 1: Special Education Resource
Create a 375- to 525-word informational resource that addresses the following topics in relation to special education:
Special education process
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to include the Child Find mandate
Disability categories for special education eligibility
Part 2: Rights, Responsibilities, and Standards of Practice Presentation
Research the following topics in relation to special education:
Federal and state involvement
Legal structures that govern programs
Laws that address learners’ and parental rights
Teacher expectations and responsibilities
Professional standards of practice
Create a 6- to 8-slide presentation using a presentation tool in the Technology Resource Library.
Note: The tool must be approved by your instructor.
Address the following in your presentation:
Laws or policies related to learners’ and parental rights in special education
Teacher expectations and responsibilities for working with students with disabilities
Professional best practice strategies for the following:
Advocating to meet the needs of all learners
Promoting learners to meet full potential
Demonstrating respect for learners as individuals with differing personal and family backgrounds and various skills, abilities, and interests
Demonstrating collaboration with learners, families, and colleagues
Include the following elements in your presentation:
Title or introduction slide
Slide style that complements content
Minimum of 2 functional components (e.g., audio clip, visual graphic, or link)