The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) joined forces to form the Inclusive Digital Era Collaborative (iDEC) Focusing on Students with Disabilities. The collaborative seeks to provide a variety of educational services to state departments of education and other stakeholders involved in online learning and special education. These services will provide education stakeholders with critical information in the form of technical and research reports, stakeholder engagement activities, evaluation of specific program components, monitoring of special education services in virtual schools, policy development, and professional development for virtual school teachers and administrators.
The Disability Policy Analysis is a Framework for Determining Policy, Technical Assistance, and Professional Development needs for Remote Online Learning Environments.
The Adaptive Professional Learning Model (APLM) incorporates research-based practices for (a) professional development, (b) instructional coaching, and (c) infrastructure support.
The MTSS for Remote Online Learning Environments expands on the Florida Department of Education’s MTSS Four-Step Problem Solving Process through the addition of considerations related to accessibility, assessment, interventions, data collection, and progress monitoring.
The 4A framework is a conceptual tool for supporting teachers in evaluating and choosing digital instructional materials.
The 5 Components of Equitable Enrollment (5CEE) for Nontraditional Learning Environments is a thoughtful approach to enrolling students with individual education programs in online learning environments.
IEP-PROP professional development provides IEP teams with the knowledge and tools necessary to develop IEPs for remote online learning environments.