Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities

A MUST-HAVE, course for every special education educator!
  Great for General Educators, Special Education Teachers,
basically, anyone working with Special Education students

The course, Navigating Special Education: Responsibilities, Terminology, and Legalities, is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to support students with special education needs. The course provides a solid foundation by exploring the roles, responsibilities, and common aspects associated with special education. Participants will learn the specific terminology and acronyms used in the field, enabling them to communicate effectively and understand their responsibilities. Additionally, the course covers the legal framework, ensuring that educators understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the rights of students. By the end of the course, educators will be well-prepared to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students, fostering their growth and success.

This is a one hour, fifteen minute course that is available individually or as part of our six-hour course, Fundamentals of Special Education: 
An Educator’s Guide. 


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Total Time: 1 Hour, 15 minutes

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

Help! I’m assigned students with special education needs; what do I need to know?
Let’s explore the roles and responsibilities of teachers with special education students.
  • Understand the general purpose of the special education field.
  • Explore common roles and duties involved in teaching students with special education needs. 
  • Understand the formats in which special education learning occurs.
What do all these terms and acronyms mean??
Let’s review the terms and acronyms every teacher with special education students NEEDS to know.
  • Define commonly used acronyms and key terminology used throughout the special education field.
What are the legalities for me and my special education students?
Let’s understand the legal rights of students with disabilities.
  • Understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its pivotal provisions.
  • Learn about students' rights and protections within the education system.
  • Understand and implement the various ethical aspects of special education.

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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