Instructional Modules for Professional learning Responding to Opportunities and Valuing Educators (IMPROVE)



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This professional learning module was designed to help teachers of students with disabilities (SWDs) who are navigating the issues related to virtual learning. The authors have experience in being teachers of SWDs, administrators, and lead teachers. We witnessed the struggles teachers had during the pandemic in engaging SWDs and their parents in virtual learning. This module was designed to help teachers alleviate some of those struggles. Districts might find it beneficial to use this PLM in training all teachers about engaging SWDs virtually as the world of education is leaning in the direction of blended learning, virtual academies, and traditional face to face learning.

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Gardner-Webb University


Boiling Springs, NC


open educational resources, Students with Disabilities, Virtual Learning, Engaging Students with Disabilities, Engaging the Virtual Learner, Helping parents and teachers engage students in virtual learning, Exceptional Children, EC and Virtual Learning, Online Learning and Students with Disabilities


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Engaging Students with Disabilities in Virtual Learning