PrepForward Partners with Team of Special Education Experts for Inclusion Course

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A team of experienced special education teachers and curriculum developers from across the country are working together on PrepForward’s new inclusion course.

PrepForward, an industry leader in teacher preparation and online continuing education, has brought together a team of experts for the development of their new course on inclusion. This self-paced, online course will provide general education teachers with practical, research-based methods they can immediately use in the classroom when working with students with special needs. This team brings extensive experience and success in the classroom, and they are delighted to collaborate with PrepForward on the course.

Members of the course development team all have a master’s degree, or better, in education, curriculum development, education administration and policy, or special education. Their combined experience in the classroom accumulates to over 100 years. They have run programs for students with disabilities, developed assistive technology products, worked internationally in special education, and received and given specialized training in working with students with each of the disabilities covered in this course, from learning disabilities to autism to behavioral disorders.

The online inclusion course will provide comprehensive preparation for teachers to work with students with disabilities in a general education setting. It will help prospective and current educators be confident in their ability to effectively teach all students in an inclusive classroom. Teachers whose mainstream classes include a small number of special needs students often feel concerned about providing these students with the best possible learning experience. Without specialized training, they often feel unprepared to help young people with learning disabilities, autism, speech disorders, ADD/ADHD, and visual or auditory impairments. The online, self-paced course will provide insight into the challenges for learners and how the teacher can effectively support these students. For each disability, the course includes approaches for lesson planning, effective teaching, classroom management, assessment, strategies for outside the classroom, and assistive technology tools.

This course extends PrepForward’s self-paced, online offerings used by thousands of teachers to maintain high standards throughout their career. To find out more about these solutions to improve teacher effectiveness or for additional information on how PrepForward courses can help the teachers in your district or institution, contact Mary Stephens or visit our website.

About PrepForward
PrepForward is a leader in content review for current and future teachers, offering effective, flexible study programs via an online, self-paced platform. PrepForward’s courses are designed to help K-12 instructors stay sharp at every stage of their teaching careers. We help educators gain a deep understanding of the concepts they need to teach with confidence. Our team consists of seasoned experts in instructional design, teaching, and curriculum development from MIT, Harvard, and other leading universities. To learn more about PrepForward and its solutions for teachers, go to http://www.prepforward.com.

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