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Tuesday, June 18 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boosting Teacher Induction and Practices with Utah Teaching Standards and High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

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In July 2016, the Council for Exceptional Children and the CEEDAR Center released High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. The purpose of their collaborative work was to identify methods for supporting special education teacher candidates through their education, induction, and teaching career. Although all beginning teachers are challenged to teach in ways that are responsive to students’ needs, special education teachers face the challenge of teaching students with some of the most complex learning and behavioral difficulties (McLeskey, et. al. 2017. High-leverage practices in special education. Arlington, VA: CEC & CEEDAR Center.) The Utah Teaching Standards are designed for all teachers. Aligning them with HLPs can result in the following benefits: 1) structure and lines of evidence for the induction of new special education teachers; 2) a go-to resource for new special education teachers during their first years teaching; and 3) a review and self-reflection for more experienced teachers.


Kym McClimans

Utah Professional Development Network
Kym McClimans has been in education for 20 years. Her focus has been on improving the performance of school districts, individual schools, and teachers through rigorous system evaluation and focused change. Her work includes evaluating and strengthening systems in the areas of curriculum... Read More →

Leslie Buchanan

Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education
Leslie Buchanan is the Assistant Director of the Utah Professional Development Network. In this capacity she works with state and local education agencies to identify student needs, and develop outcome-focused professional development based on these needs. During her more than 20... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cascade A

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