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COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Overview

Highly effective school environments prioritize the academic achievement and social skills of all students. The Office of Special Education has identified research-based strategies and practices that support positive behavioral outcomes for all students. Implementation of effective strategies and best practices within a variety of host settings, improves school climate and student outcomes. This site provides multiple links to rules, guidelines, assessment tools, and research-based strategies to promote social competence and support positive behavioral interventions.

Office Hours

Bill Brown will be offering weekly office hours beginning August 11th on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.

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What's New

Our team has collected resources and tools specific to SED, SEL, behavior, and mental health that may be useful during this time as you plan for students.

View the SED/SEL/Behavior & COVID Resources

Direct Behavior Rating

This video will provide an overview of Direct Behavior Rating (DBR), specifically with a focus on the use of this process for behavioral data collection in remote learning. The process of DBR will be discussed in a step-by-step format and the applications for remote learning will be addressed. The video will also address goal setting and progress monitoring to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan in place. Viewers will be able to identify options for DBR as a behavioral data tracking tool across grade levels and school settings.

Visit the Social/Emotional/Behavioral Professional Development Page to register.


Professional Learning

8 Week Online Course: Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plans

This 8 week online course, offered in both fall and spring semesters, is intended for school and district-level teams.  The purpose of the course is to support the team in developing a functional behavioral Assessment (FBA) that accurately identifies a student’s function of behavior in order to develop more effective Behavior Intervention Plans. Team-based approaches to complete such activities are always best practice and in the best interest of the student, school, and family. By the end of the course, participating teams will be able to successfully complete Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). The course provides a foundation for understanding FBAs and provides opportunity for practice in the completion of FBAs and BIPs. Support from instructors will be given in the form of discussion board with no face-to-face opportunities provided.

Visit the Social/Emotional/Behavioral Professional Development Page to register


Serious Emotional Disability (SED) Task Force/Affective Needs Committee

The SED Task Force/Affective Needs Committee is comprised of teachers, administrators, and related service personnel, professors from Institutions of Higher Education, and parent advocates from throughout Colorado. This group advises the Colorado Department of Education on the statewide needs of this population and those who serve them. Their expertise is utilized for workgroups to develop trainings and products to assist educational teams in meeting the needs of this very diverse population.

Listserv

The Social/Emotional/Behavioral listserv is a place for teachers and service providers working with students with Significant Emotional Disabilities to find information, encouragement, and networking opportunities.

We know that many times those working with students with significant needs may be isolated and lack the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues or find the expertise they need in a timely and safe setting. This is a place to ask questions, have discussions, and share ideas with those in the field that are having the same experiences. To subscribe, Email Amanda Nieser at nieser_a@cde.state.co.us with your contact information.



For more information, please contact:

Bill Brown
Phone: (303) 866-6712
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