Assessment and Instruction

Beyond Compliance: Using Strengths and Needs for Instructional Planning

(18 clock hours, $72)
The content for this course was originally part of the Special Education Consistency Index (SECI) training that was required to be able to use the SECI platform. The SECI platform was discontinued, however, the content from what was Module Two continues to be requested for staff training. The focus of the original course content was the Evaluation Review Tool and IEP Review Tool. This revised course will use the original documents and videos for these tools and take this learning further into application. 

Classroom Assessment: Progress Monitoring

(10 clock hours, $40)
An overview of progress monitoring—how it can affect the outcomes of students, how to implement curriculum-based measurement, and how to use progress monitoring data to make instructional decisions. All basic academic areas are addressed with a special emphasis on reading.

Data-Based Individualization

(10 clock hours, $40)
This course provides an overview of data-based individualization and provides information about adaptations for intensifying and individualizing instruction as well as information on making data-based instructional decisions. Specifically, discusses collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment data.

Differentiated Instruction

(12 clock hours, $48)
Discusses the importance of differentiating three aspects of instruction: content, process, and product. It explores the student traits—readiness level, interest, and learning profile—that influence learning.

Evidence-Based Practices

(12 clock hours, $48)
An introduction to evidence-based practices including identifying and selecting a practice or program, implementing a practice with fidelity, and evaluating learner outcomes and fidelity.

Executive Function - Study Skills Instruction

(12 clock hours, $48)
Learn about Executive Function (EF)—more commonly known by the term study skills—which refers to the mental processes that control and coordinate activities related to learning. It's an underlying skill set that many students struggle with and is often an area of deficit for students with high incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Gain strategies to embed targeted EF skills instruction within content-specific instruction to help students who struggle with EF increase academic success.

Explicit Instruction: Supporting Practices and Implementation

(30 clock hours, $120)
Explicit instruction was recently identified as a high-leverage practice in education, and there is a strong evidence base for its use. This course provides learners with an opportunity to extend their understanding beyond the "what" of explicit instruction to the "how-to'" through in-depth exposure to the explicit instruction model and supporting practices required for effective implementation.

High Leverage Practices

(30 clock hours, $120)
Explore in depth the twenty-two High Leverage Practices (HLPs) that all special educators should be able to demonstrate. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice—collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral, and instruction. The selected practices are used frequently in classrooms and have been shown to improve student outcomes if successfully implemented. Based on materials developed by the Council for Exceptional Children and the CEEDAR Center.

Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 1: An Instructional Guide for Inclusive Educators

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 20 clock hours, $80)
Takes you through the OSPI Inclusionary Practices (IP) Handbook, Chapter 1: An Instructional Guide for Inclusive Educators, developed by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) on behalf of OSPI. As you navigate through the IP Handbook, you will dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and activities that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State.

Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 2: Inclusive Learning Environments

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 20 clock hours, $80)
Takes you through the OSPI Inclusionary Practices (IP) Handbook, Section 2: Inclusive Learning Environments, developed by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) on behalf of OSPI. As you navigate through the IP Handbook, you will dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and activities that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State.

Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities

(10 clock hours, $40)
Explore concepts and considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As educators and educator-leaders, it is our role to develop and implement plans and strategies that provide students with disabilities the greatest access to general education opportunities.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Continuum of Supports

(Free 0 clock hours; 20 clock hours, $80)
Dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and assignments that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State. This course will be the second of five courses, each focused on one of the essential elements of MTSS: Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Decision Making; Family, Student, Community  Engagement; Continuum of Supports; and Selection and Use of Evidence-Based Practices.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Team-Driven Shared Leadership

(Free, 0 clock hours; 20 clock hours, $80)
Dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and assignments that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State. This course will be the first of five courses, each focused on one of the essential elements of MTSS: Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Decision Making; Family, Student, Community  Engagement; Continuum of Supports; and Selection and Use of Evidence-Based Practices.

Students with Deaf-Blindness: Foundations

(20 clock hours, $80)
Introduction to working with students who have a combined vision and hearing loss including identification, challenges, and strategies.