Technical Assistance for Special Education

Intended Outcomes of Service

  • Demonstrate high leverage practices through provision and services outlined under IDEA
  • Deliver high-quality instruction to students with diverse learning needs
  • Serve leaders and teachers of students with diverse learning needs in order to increase student proficiency

Examples of Service

  • Curriculum/IEP consultation
  • Planning and implementing professional development and coaching networks to support educators/ancillary providers of students with IEPs
  • Issue district Determinations for State Performance Plan Indicators around Results and Compliance
  • Provide technical assistance guided by Determinations and district-level data
  • Co-planning with teachers to meet student and grade level objectives

Intended Audiences

  • Individual or group of special education educators/ancillary providers and the classroom teachers of students they support (grade levels, departments, etc)
  • Special education supervisor/director and/or district administrator
  • School building and/or district leadership team
  • District or county-wide groups (Resource teachers, CI Community of Practice, etc.)

Delivery Methods

  • Facilitation of a meeting (more than 1 other person)
  • Providing or leading training on a specific topic (conducting a workshop)
  • Observation in the classroom
  • Modeling instructional practices in the classroom
  • Working directly with building or SE administrators or leadership teams
  • Being an attendee (content expert) at a meeting (not facilitating)
  • Planning with a teacher(s) (1-1 or group)
  • Analyzing data with a teacher(s) or leadership team (1-1 or group)
  • Advising/Recommending a course of action
  • Coordinating collaboration with other practitioners
  • One on One Consultation - Phone, E-mail, Virtual, In-Person
  • Service can be adapted and arranged to meet the unique needs of each district or building team

Networks Supported

  • CI/ASD Teachers' Communities of Practice
  • Special Education district leadership teams
  • Targeted Technical Assistance Cycle Cohort districts