Special Education means "specially designed instruction" under the IDEA. Specially designed instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child…the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to: 1. Address the unique needs of the child that result from the child’s disability; and 2. Ensure access of the child to the general curriculum, so that the child can meet the standards that apply to all children. The focus of the work of special educators is to help students learn the same things that students in the regular classroom are learning.
This site contains a wealth of information on providing specialized instruction and the legalities of special education. It is a free professional development tool for employees of the district (Password Protected). To access the site, click here: http://www.specialedconnection.com/LrpSecStoryTool/login.jsp
Common Core State Standards
Common Core State Standards provide an excellent opportunity to close the achievement gap for students with disabilities. To visit the Common Core State Standards Teacher Portal, click here: http://newmexicocommoncore.org/teachers
Central Consolidated School District | Dr. Colleen W. Bowman, Superintendent
P.O. Box 1199, Hwy. 64, Old High School Road, Shiprock, NM 87420 | Phone: (505) 368-4984