Washington Districts Select Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System for Teachers and Paraeducators

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Five of State’s Largest Districts Deliver Expert-authored PD to Improve Support for Students with Exceptionalities

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“For educators to be successful in providing high quality, individualized instruction to every student, access to training and resources on relevant, evidence-based strategies is critical.” - Brian Taylor, GM, Scenario Learning

Scenario Learning, a Vector Solutions company and developer of market-leading safety, compliance, and staff training solutions for schools and colleges, announced that districts across the Northwest are adopting the Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System to help better prepare educators to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. Administrators, teachers, and paraeducators in Washington districts, including five of the state’s largest districts, Tacoma Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, Bellevue School District, Highline Public Schools, and Kennewick School District, will now have access to over fifty online courses covering important special education topics.

As educators see increasingly diverse groups of students in general education classrooms, the importance of preparing all school staff with resources and instructional strategies, along with a clear understanding of the legal compliance requirements associated with special education, cannot be overstated. Since it’s release in 2015, the Exceptional Child program has offered evidence-based online professional development, authored by the nation’s leading special education experts, in an on-demand format to address this need in the most convenient way possible.

“For educators to be successful in providing high quality, individualized instruction to every student, access to training and resources on relevant, evidence-based strategies is critical,” said Brian Taylor, General Manager of Scenario Learning. “We applaud these districts in Washington, and others across the country, as they embrace online professional development to help them accomplish their special education goals.”

Exceptional Child’s courses cover key special education topics, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior, IEP Process, Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities, Restraint and Seclusion, School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Special Education Law, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and more. In addition, the Exceptional Child management system makes it easy for administrators to assign and track professional development for educators across their organizations and to customize the online courses to meet their specific needs. For districts that use the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System for online safety and compliance training, the continuously expanding Exceptional Child course library can be added to their existing system for streamlined access to all their training resources in one location.

For more information on the Exceptional Child Online Professional Development System, please call 1.800.434.0154 or email info(at)exceptionalchild.com.

About Scenario Learning
Scenario Learning, a Vector Solutions brand, is a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer and more inclusive schools and colleges. Best known for the SafeSchools product line, the brand’s online product portfolio for the education market includes management solutions for staff and student training, bullying/incident reporting, accident reporting, SDS management, Special Education professional development, and TeachPoint's state-of-the-art teacher evaluation and professional development tracking systems. For more information, visit http://www.scenariolearning.com. Follow us on Twitter @SafeSchoolsNews and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/scenariolearning.

About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT, and education industries. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and Scenario Learning, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, and more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 5,000 courses written by 200 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.vector-solutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.

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