Fundamentals of Special Education: An Educator’s Guide

SERIES OF FIVE MUST-HAVE courses for every special education educator!
  Great for General Educators, Special Education Teachers,
basically, anyone working with Special Education students

Our complete series includes all five fundamental Special Education courses in one package, offering six hours of content to help educators build a strong foundation of knowledge for serving Special Education students.

Purchase all five courses of the comprehensive series, Fundamentals of Special Education: An Educator's Guide, either individually or as part of a discounted complete bundle.

“What do all these special education terms and letters mean? How do I know what to document? Who do I go to for help?”

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Whether you're a general education teacher new to students with special needs or an inclusion aide supporting multiple teachers, this course will build a strong foundation of special education knowledge. Through roundtable discussions, you'll learn from experts on foundational concepts, inclusivity, and practical strategies that foster a supportive and enriching learning environment for all students.

The series includes:
Part 1 - Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities
Part 2 - Creating an Inclusive Classroom
Part 3 - Finding Success Through Inclusive Teaching Practices
Part 4 - The Art of Effective Documentation
Part 5 - Inclusive Technology in the Classroom


Broken into five bite-sized
 mini courses

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Total Time: 6 Hours

Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities
Lay the groundwork for understanding special education by exploring roles, terminology, legal rights, and common aspects.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom
Develop strategies to foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment.

Finding Success Through Inclusive Teaching Practices
Equip teachers with versatile instructional strategies to best meet diverse learning needs and abilities.

The Art of Effective Documentation
Provide insights into events, documentation, and ethical considerations in special education.

Inclusive Technology in the Classroom
Explore the potential of technology to enhance learning experiences for students with special needs.

Jacqueline Glazner, M.S., LPC-A, NCC

Jacqueline is a behaviorist-turned-educator (and current LPC-A) who developed a passion for teaching teachers. She’s taught 2nd-5th grades, as well as developed ELA and Social Studies curriculum. Most recently, she served as a Digital Learning Specialist for a large district in DFW and had the privilege of training teachers of all content and grade levels. Jacqueline describes herself as a “mega-fan of human-centered innovation” and tries her best to sneak empathy-based practices into all of her sessions (you’ve been warned). She has an infectious sense of humor and such a way with words! Jacqueline is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, as well as Special Education, Gifted Talented, ESL, and PTSD certified.
Truly enjoyed how easy this was to navigate and learn from! It was very interactive! 
Friedonline courses are easy to follow and are very interesting. I have learned alot taking these courses.
I have been looking for quick, but beneficial ways to further my teaching career, and this was just that!
This course definitely made me more aware of choosing appropriate and accessible design elements when creating resources. 
This was perfect. The balance was there. I was able to access the information without roadblocks. Everyone who creates ANYTHING for children (and ADULTS!!!) should take this course!! 
I love that this is so inclusive for students with multiple needs. I believe this should be required by all teachers with the world becoming high tech!

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