Building a Foundation for Supporting Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

The purpose of this training is to create a standard of high-quality instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities across the state of Texas. Delivering high-quality instruction means educators use instructional materials, teaching practices, and learning environments that lead to learner success.  The needs of students with a significant cognitive disability require specialized adaptations and modifications to traditional educational strategies.  This training covers the five Quality Indicators of Effective Practices for working with students with significant cognitive disabilities and aligns with the Rubric of Effective Practices.

This self-paced online course is approved for 18 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Student achievement of the learning objectives will be assessed throughout the modules with reflection activities.


Special education teachers, educational diagnosticians, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, speech language pathologists, adminsitrators, related service provider
Inclusion, LIFE skills, Special Education, Related Services
1 - Planning, T-TESS 2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 4 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities, T-TESS 1.1 - Planning: Standards and Alignment, T-TESS 1.2 - Planning: Data and Assessment, T-TESS 1.3 - Planning: Knowledge of Students, T-TESS 1.4 - Planning: Activities, T-TESS 2.1 - Instruction: Achieving Expectation, T-TESS 2.2 - Instruction: Content Knowledge and Expertise, T-TESS 2.3 - Instruction: Communication, T-TESS 2.4 - Instruction: Differentiation, T-TESS 2.5 - Instruction: Monitor and Adjust, T-TESS 3.1 - Learning Environment: Classroom Environment Routines and Procedures, T-TESS 3.2 - Learning Environment: Managing Student Behavior, T-TESS 3.3 - Learning Environment: Classroom Culture, T-TESS 4.1 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities: Professional Demeanor and Ethics, T-TESS 4.2 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities: Goal Setting, T-TESS 4.3 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities: Professional Development, T-TESS 4.4 - Professional Practices and Responsibilities: School Community Involvement
Online Course, Self-directed

Free
CPE Credits: 18.00  
Registration Closes: 8/15/2021
Starts: 1/4/2021
Ends: 8/30/2021
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