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Leading Teachers of Exceptional Students

Special Education, Spotlight On TMI Artists Mini-course Series, Student Engagement And Differentiation

This session will present a toolbox of tips to new administrators leading teachers of exceptional learners that will build team morale, and teacher capacity, and strengthen school/home relationships.

Session Objectives:

  • Session attendees will gain knowledge of resources and “the skinny” that will allow them to serve in the role of “building leader” to teachers, students, and families within Special Education..

  • Session attendees will identify ways in which to connect with their staff in order to build/gain trust, boost morale, and foster capacity within a short period of time.

Presenter: Valerie Lewis is an administrator whose belief is that critical learning possibilities should be activated NOW in order to prepare students for skills that will make them future-ready.  This will enable them to compete on a global scale! Students need to lift their voices and advocate for themselves but this skill should be modeled and taught explicitly and consistently. Lessons should be personalized and student-centered and certainly not just based upon the teacher’s ideals and comforts. In this manner, cater to a variety of learning styles. Valerie is an encourager and motivator and believes that the TEAM is better together.

In order to strengthen the team, she understands that learning MUST create IMPACT. The formula should always be ONE SIZE FITS...ONE! She continues on her mission to show that learning is a daring lifelong journey that ultimately…TRANSFORMS.

Time: 45 Minutes



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