Professionals within school districts are no different. Advances in online technology, are enabling districts to create a flexible learning environment that contains an engaging blend of on-demand and contextually relevant materials. Interactive content, video lectures, and webcasts allow a new – anytime, anywhere – learning atmosphere that is ideal for educators balancing families, work responsibilities, and increasing administrative demands. This is especially true for special education teachers.
“Most of my ‘free’ time before and after school is devoted to preparing for school, so I can make sure I have everything I need. In special education, there is no independent work time for the kids, we have to be ready and available for them at all times,” says one special education teacher from Morristown, NJ. “But, keeping up-to-date is so important…I need to find more techniques and strategies to help me do that…that’s why online learning has become so helpful to me.”
For the district that needs to control costs, web-based learning is a great way to extend professional development to more educators without requiring new funding or increased accommodations. To learn how Scholastic Intervention Solutions can help your district achieve this, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908.604.8888.