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A Self-Reflection Tool to Facilitate Growth as a Co-Teaching Team (Podcast included within article)

By Daria Lorio-Barsetn, M.Ed., and Mary Murray Stowe, M.Ed. Growth and self-transformation cannot be delegated. Lewis Mumford* Self-reflection and continual growth are critical to success for … [Read More...]

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Learning Goal-Driven Instructional Design: Aligning Student Needs, Goals, Standards, and Specially Designed Instruction

Students with disabilities (SWD) are entitled to learning goal-driven instruction that takes into careful consideration student need, academic standards, and specially designed instruction (SDI).  … [Read More...]


IEP Accommodations: Choose Wisely

Accommodations are an integral part of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) when providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. Accommodations do … [Read More...]


Writing Standards-Based IEP Goals

Updated by Debbie Grosser, Ed.D. and Susan Jones, M.Ed. In 2011, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) introduced Standards-Based Individualized Education Programs (SB IEPs).  As a result … [Read More...]

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Virginia Department of Education Instructional Resources

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) website includes a vast array of resources available to teachers.  It can be overwhelming to review and find the resources that are most beneficial to you … [Read More...]


Resource Highlight – Center for Family Involvement

The Center for Family Involvement at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University partners with the Virginia Departments of Education and Health, the federal … [Read More...]


Inclusion Project Event Mini-Grants – Application Due November 15, 2018

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Partnership for People with Disabilities, supports the Inclusion Project, a youth-led initiative to increase disability awareness in … [Read More...]