Special Education: Strategies for Inclusive Environments

60 Minutes

Today’s classrooms include many students who require intervention in reading and math to access and master grade-level content in the general education classroom. In many states, Individualized Academic Plans are required in addition to the Individualized Education Programs and 504 plans for eligible students. Meeting the needs of all learners in an inclusive setting requires an evidence-based approach that can be implemented at the school and classroom levels. Learn how to identify appropriate intervention practices and strategies for a diverse group of learners that will promote access and opportunity for improved student outcomes.

This recorded Webinar is of interest to teachers, school and district leaders, and special education leaders and teachers of the middle and high school levels.

Learn more about how HMH supports special education educators and teaching students with disabilities.

About the Presenters

Dr. Suzanne Jimenez previously served in Virginia Public Schools, and in the American School System in Brazil, for a combined 31 years in the roles of teacher, principal, supervisor of elementary education, director of student services, and director of special education. For nearly ten years she served concurrently as an adjunct professor at George Mason University in special education in the College of Education and Human Development. She received the Award of Outstanding Leadership from the Virginia Council of Administrators of Special Education and the Arlington Distinguished Leader Award for her role in leading innovation and change. Dr. Jimenez received a doctoral degree from The George Washington University.

Amy Carter is a special education veteran with over 26 years of experience. She is currently teaching reading intervention to seventh- and eighth-grade students. She is also the district coordinator for literacy intervention at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey as well as the special education department chair for her school. Amy also serves as a new teacher mentor and has been a finalist and recipient of numerous awards throughout her career.

Susan Stanbery is a math instructional specialist in Campbell County Schools, VA. She spent 21 years as a high school teacher, and the past nine years as a math specialist. Susan graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and earned her Master of Education from Lynchburg College. The book that changed her approach to teaching was Math: Facing an American Phobia, by Marilyn Burns. She works daily to promote pedagogical and content shifts based on NCTM’s Catalyzing Change in High School Math and Principles to Actions.

Susan is a mom to twin boys, Parker and Peyton, who are her pride and joy. They inspire her to go out and be awesome every day. She wants for her boys and all of our students to have an education that provides opportunities to explore, learn from mistakes, grow from experience and collaboration, and be excited about learning. Ask WHY.