edWeb.net, in partnership with Stages Learning, has published the results of the second annual survey on The Impact of Staffing Shortages on Special Needs Students. The survey is designed to get quantitative and qualitative feedback from edWeb members on the impact of teacher and paraprofessional staff shortages, the professional learning support that is being provided, and strategies that may help to alleviate the staffing shortages.
The number of students with disabilities in U.S. schools is growing. Yet the number of teachers, paraprofessionals, and other staff qualified and prepared to teach them is declining, leaving special education learners without the services and support they need.
Presented by Dr. Kari Stubbs, Senior Vice President, STAGES Learning; and Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO, edWeb.net
Individuals with special needs struggle to graduate from high school and earn a diploma, much less pursue higher education or gain meaningful employment. Sometimes, there is a skills gap between the desired career and the student’s training. Many times, though, the problem is also a communication gap. During the edWebinar “Digital Badge Credentials: Preparing Students with Special Needs for Employment,” the presenters discussed how and why digital badges can help students validate their training and verify their credentials with prospective employers.
The goal of the presentation is to share practical strategies for preparing students with a wide range of disabilities for employment before or after they graduate.
This edWebinar will explore how teachers are using Digital Badge Credentials to increase opportunities for all students, including those with autism and other special needs.
Starting with World Autism Awareness Day, April brings us a month of celebrating each unique individual who is a brother, sister, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, neighbor, student, or friend.
Please join us for this webinar and learn how to identify challenges encountered by families of children with autism, when participating in common community experiences.
Join us to learn how to empower school personnel to prevent bullying of students with disabilities and ultimately minimize the harm.
Jen Townsend, an educational consultant, shared how she uses video with some time-saving tools to provide effective feedback, professional development, and much more to educators who want to maximize their practices to enhance learning for students with autism spectrum disorder and social learning differences.