Remote Learning Resources
DDOE Contacts: Exceptional Children Resources
Exceptional Children Resources support is available as needed by contacting 302-735-4210 at any time or by emailing the appropriate leads listed below. General questions can be directed to Mary Ann Mieczkowski, Director of Exceptional Children Resources at Maryann Mieczkowski
- USED Guidance on Supporting Students with Disabilities
- Supplemental Fact Sheet for addressing the risk of COVID-19 in preschool, elementary and secondary schools while serving children with disabilities.
- The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) helps states transform their systems to improve outcomes for children, and youth with disabilities. This link contains a COVID-19 Resource Hub for Supporting Students with Disabilities.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities - best practices to serve students with disabilities in these new learning environments
- US Department of Education Releases Webinar, Fact Sheet for Protecting Students' Civil Rights During COVID-19 Response
- Design for Accessibility (AEM): National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) - provides resources and technical assistance for educators, parents, students, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).
- www.delawarepbs.org: Resources for families to support positive behavior and learning at home
- Learning from Home:
The Delaware ACCESS Project provides online resources for students and parents that support Universal Design for Learning (UDL), websites for various educational topics and adapted resources.
- CAST - education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. Remote Learning Resources
- Paths to Technology: Resources for Students with Visual Impairments
- Paths to Literacy: Resources for Students with Visual Impairments
- Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired : Resources for Students with Visual Impairments
- www.delawareoutreach.org: Resources from Delaware Statewide Programs for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind
- Virtual Activities for Teachers and Families COVID-19: Guidance on Teaching Remotely to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
- School Psychologists and Educators
- National Center for Systemic Improvement – Helping states transform systems to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities: This link contains a COVID-19 Resource Hub for Supporting Students with Disabilities.
- DLM® At-Home Learning Resources: The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM) Consortium offers this Google Document of at-home learning resources and ideas on using them. These suggestions are offered in appreciation for the work that our teachers do every day to assure that their students with significant cognitive disabilities are engaged, focused, and learning.
Assistive Technology Resources
- Special Education / Transition Planning: A running inventory of diverse resources related to transition that can be accessed online by any stakeholder but focused on two primary groups: families and students.
National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
Below is a listing of upcoming professional learning opportunities to assist with providing transition activities and services remotely. You can register for the upcoming webinars by going to the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) website. The following link will take you directly to the events page (https://transitionta.org/events-details). The recorded webinars can also be found at the link.
- Strategies and Resources for Students with Complex Support Needs in Distance Learning Environments (4/14 from 12:00-1:00)
- Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Beyond – Using Social Media for Peer to Peer Engagement (4/21 from 12:00-1:00)
- Employment Preparation and Work Based Learning Experiences in a Virtual World (4/7 from 12:00-1:00)
- Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home (3/24)
- Transition 101: Overview for Personnel New to the Field of Secondary Transition for Students with Disabilities (3/18)
- "Ask the Expert": How do you know Students are College and Career Ready? (2/20)
- Division on Career Development and Transition Resources: DCDT webcast resources for COVID-19. Click on the link on the right side of the home page for webinars and materials.
- Publications & Resources: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability - provides a wide variety of documents and tools to support the education, employment, and development of all youth, including youth with disabilities.
- Guides | Publication Categories : National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
These in-depth how-to documents focusing on transition activities serve as convenient references. Subjects include: how to design an in-school-after-school-program; how to assess individuals; how to serve a specific populations such as individuals with psychiatric disabilities; how to build and sustain partnerships among an array of state and local agencies; how to finance transition services for youth; and how to design universally accessible facilities and programs.
- www.transitionta.org: National Technical Assistance Center on Transition
Funded in 2015, this center is an alliance of several national centers. Their new website has links to evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices in transition as well as professional development resources.
- Students and Young Adults: PACER Center – Champions for Children with Disabilities
In Students and Young Adults, you will find information to help you to develop self-advocacy skills and gain a better understanding of how you can more effectively participate to increase your success in the classroom, at home, and in the community. By understanding your disability and its impact on your everyday life, you have a better chance of improving your life and accessing the systems of care that serve you.