Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of underserved Black Students with Special Needs? Change agency begins with awareness, knowledge, and skill. In this self-paced course, NYC DOE ASPDP teachers and school staff will recognize personal and professional biases, relationships between structures of racism and special education, relate empathy for ignorance to strategies for equity, and relegate evidence-based and privileged best practices to the most marginalized students with special needs: Black students.
NYC DOE ASPDP teachers will:
- Analyze data and recognize disparities and challenges among boys and girls across all special education boys and girls, specifically, Black, White, Latinx and Native American Indian.
- Apply the idea of best teaching and advocate practices to their classrooms to better support struggling students to reach their potential.
- Begin to assess/unpack/reflect on their own individual identities and cultures, including influences on teaching and learning.
- Choose equitable and easy to implement classroom management practices as a strategy for inclusion.
- Design an instructional practice, process, or program proposal that directly impacts the outcomes for Black students with special needs.
- Design and implement a learning environment that affirms students’ racial and cultural identities and contributes to their engagement and learning through the cultivation of critical inquiry.
- Develop strategies for implementing best teaching practices to support struggling students and students with disabilities.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of School Resource Officers (SRO)
- Explore evidence-based interventions as instruments for academic success.
- Explore their own conscious and unconscious bias in working with racially diverse students.
- Explore the process in which schools use to identify students with disabilities.
- Envision equitable special education systems and practices as a way forward toward improved outcomes.
- Identify what struggling students may look like in your classroom.
- Identify and question underlying personal and institutional beliefs, norms, practices, and assumptions that contribute to inequity.
- Identify the Practices to support identifying students with a disability. Identify historical oppression and the multigenerational impact on Black students and families.
- Investigate institutional norms and practices that form or contribute to inequities in special education.
- Learn about specific biases in special education and reflect on their own biases.
- Learn methods for identifying and responding to inequities that relate to the special education system.
- Recognize effective early intervention practices.
- Recognize collaboration with a special education advocate as part of the individualized education plan (IEP) process.
How to Register and Enroll
To complete enrollment you must register and pay for each course on both the CE Credits Online website and the ASPDP site.
- Add the P Credit course(s) to your Cart.
- When you are ready to check out, go to your cart. You will be asked to log-in to your account or create a new account.
- Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a coupon/discount, you will be asked to enter it during the enrollment process.
- Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your eClassroom at CE Credits Online
- Important: You must register for each CE Credits Online course on the NYC DOE ASPDP website. Our courses are in the ASPDP catalog using the provider drop-down menu and selecting CE Credits Online. At that time you will pay the NYC DOE ASPDP fee of $125 for a 3 P Credit course $45 for a 1 P Credit course when you register.
- Please Read: ASPDP FAQs for more information. Courses must be complete by the end of each semester to receive credit. You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions.
“P” Credit, A+ Credit and CTLE hour Requirements
Courses are available for “P” credits and A+ Credits for NYC Salary Differentials and/or CTLE hours.
Credits Earned: 1 or 3 “P” Credits or A+ Credits and/or 15 or 45 CTLE Hours.
You can take up to 12 Credits per provider each semester.
You must earn your 30 credits above your master’s degree to qualify for a salary differential. Your NYCDOE date of hire determines how many of these credits can be fulfilled by A+ credit, and/or other credits (i.e., P credit, graduate courses taken through a college or university, CLEP tests, and a 2nd Master’s degree):
- Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 18 A+ credits in order to earn their salary differential unless they have already attained an additional Doctorate, or an additional Master’s in an approved related area as determined by the Joint Accreditation Committee (JAC).
- Fully appointed teacher hired on or after September 1, 2017 but before September 1, 2019 must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits towards their differential unless they already earned their salary differential before September 1, 2019.
- Fully appointed teachers hired before September 1, 2017 are not required to use A+ credits to obtain their salary differential. If they choose to submit A+ credits towards their salary differential, they must obtain a minimum of 6 A+ credits.
All ASPDP courses can count toward A+ or P credit. You must register with ASPDP by the registration deadline to earn credit toward your +30. You will not be eligible for credit toward your salary differential if you do not register with ASPDP by the deadline.