Continuous Learning Resources updated 05/06/2020
Many educational companies are providing limited-time free access to educational programming. These resources have not all been vetted by NEISEC, nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check with district policies and consider HIPPA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to student privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.
Check out the blog post: Navigating FERPA, COPPA, and CIPA: What You Need to Know to Keep You and Your Students Safe.
ESY will be calculated in the same manner it would have been having still been attending school. ESY is for students with disabilities who have difficulty retaining or recouping information due to their disability. It is NOT something we do because schooling was interrupted by a pandemic! All kids have had a loss of education due to COVID 19. All kids will need some “catching up” in the fall. This is not ESY.
Some of you are getting questions from parents regarding ESY. If so, you will need to have a Case Conference and look at the data. YOUR DATA DURING THIS COVID 19 TIME WILL BE CRUCIAL!!!! ( see Progress Monitoring guidance below) It may be that due to the child’s disability, they may need ESY. If so, you’ll need to do it remotely for now. It may be that according to your data, the student doesn’t need ESY. So, no ESY is an acceptable response.
Compensatory Education is something that is issued as a remedy by a judge or IDOE legal because the school has failed to provide FAPE. The term isn’t in IDEA or Article 7. No one should owe Compensatory Education due to COVID 19!!
However, if a district willfully refused to educate a child during this unprecedented time, they might owe Compensatory Education. It is my understanding that is NOT the case for ANY of our 13 districts.
Links to Informational Websites
Council for Exceptional Children- FREE MEMBERSHIP
CEC is opening its doors to the special education community in need of resources. Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free basic membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code CECED60 This will give you access to all of our journal articles, member discounts on publications and events, and our online membership community where you can ask questions and receive support from special educators, administrators and support personnel.
With the move to distance learning for the majority of Indiana school districts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PATINS Project is providing increased support to schools through virtual meetings and resource guides to assist in working around access barriers for students who are learning from home.
Professional Learning Networks
Follow these hashtags on Twitter:
Indiana Online has created a Facebook group called Keep Indiana Learning. It’s an online community of educators to use and share online learning resources--join and share today! #KeepIndianaLearning
Virtual Learning Resources for Google Hangouts
Offline Learning Resources
Hyperlinked Resources for K-12 Remote Teaching for Special Educators
Using Technology to Adapt Content