Identifying and Removing Obstacles for Black Students with Special Needs
3 Salary Points | 112.5 Hours
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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, 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.
Teachers will be able to:
- 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.
Enrolling in a Course:
- Add the course to your cart.
- When you are ready to check out, go to your cart, and click “Check Out”.
- You will be asked to log into your account or create a new account.
- Follow the enrollment and payment prompts. If you have a gift card or discount code, you will enter it at the end of the enrollment process.
- Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to log in to your course at eClassroom Sign in. You have 180 days (about 6 months) from your purchase to complete your course.
- If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to add your LAUSD Employee ID number and School Name on your “My Account” page. This only needs to be done once.
LAUSD teachers are able to submit up to 12 credits/salary points from CE Credits Online per trimester (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec).
Receiving Salary Points
- Upon completion, your completion paperwork will be submitted directly to the LAUSD Professional Development Unit by CE Credits Online along with the NA Claim for Staff Development Point Project form at the beginning of the following month.
- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK If you decide to request graduate credits for your completed course, the official transcript you receive from the university will be for your own personal records. Each course can only be submitted once, and we will provide all necessary paperwork to LAUSD.
- Salary point credit approval for NA Forms is done by the Professional Development Unit and may take up to 3 months to process. The delay in processing your salary points will not affect the eligibility date of your schedule advancement, as they are backdated to the date of completion. If the points from your NA Form have not been posted to your account on the LAUSD website at the end of 3 months, please contact the Salary Allocation Unit at 213-241-5100.
- We highly recommend that you check the number of salary points you have in your account before you complete your CE Credits Online course(s). Then check again eight weeks after receiving notification on your Student Homepage that your completion paperwork has been processed and submitted to the Salary Point Committee by CE Credits Online. Since the new salary points are added to your account without identifying the coursework for which you earned the Salary Points this will help you to identify receiving the additional salary point(s).
- You may check the status of your Salary Points.
Receiving Graduate-Level Professional Development Credits
- Upon completion, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you have completed the course, which university you have selected (see University Partners).
- CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for and obtain the credits.
- CE Credits Online will forward all necessary documentation to the university you selected enabling you to receive an official transcript.
- You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.