Educator Resources for Students with Disabilities

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Educator Resources

Educators, you know the feeling when the breakthrough moment happens! Learn strategies and develop tools to improve your ability to teach children with disabilities and watch the breakthrough happen again and again. Discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and learn practical ways to help.  Course topics include learning strategies to help teach students with disabilities, ADHD, Autism and empowerment tools for disabled students. The majority of the listed courses are as low as $115 and last up to 6 weeks, with PD’s that can be earned upon completion. Courses are instructor led or self-paced.  

Start Dates

Varying throughout the Fall and dependent on course. Click on each course to see specific price and start date.

Requirements

  • No advance knowledge of subject is required to take a course.
  • Courses are open to all individuals wanting to learn more about educating children with disabilities. Courses may list specific software or other requirements for course. For more information, click on course link.

Format for JER Online courses

  • Courses vary in formats and needs. For specific information, click on each course.
  • For some courses, there is a paper or project to be turned into an instructor.
  • For other courses, there are quizzes or assessments after each lesson and/or module.
  • Some courses allow for self-directed work and do not require that you take a test. Apply what you have learned to your own projects.

Format for Ed2Go courses

  • Instructor-Led courses are designed for group learning with an instructor moderated discussion board. There is no set meeting time just participation with the instructor and group using this format.
  • Each online course has 12 lessons available on the Internet. Two lessons are released each week for six weeks on Wednesdays and Fridays. After the final lesson is released at the end of six weeks, a final examination will be released and available for two additional weeks.
  • Each lesson takes approximately two hours to complete and includes interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, and online discussion areas.
  • You may take each lesson any day of the week and any time of the day or night within a 7-10 day grace period from the day the lesson is first available.
  • If you want a record of your participation in the class, you will need to take the first quiz, and it is suggested that you take the quiz at the end of each lesson.
  • You are required to take the final exam for the course if you want a completion certificate.

Registration and PD information

  • Register online with credit or debit card via the course link. Payment online is easiest and preferable for continuing education courses.
  • To pay with cash or check, email svanvoo@siu.edu for a passcode and payment process.
  • Contact the Conference Services office prior to the start of course if interested in earning Professional Development credits for no additional cost. Additional paperwork will be required.

Questions

Please call the Conference and Scheduling Services office at 618-536-7751 or email conferenceservices@siu.edu