Special Education

Accelerating academic growth for students with special needs is challenging.

Working with schools throughout our nation, we know how administrators and teachers have struggled to accelerate the academic growth of students with special needs. Assessment and AYP data for students with disabilities show a decrease in districts’ abilities to meet increasingly challenging accountability targets.

Achieving these goals requires strategic and specific skills. Our dedicated and experienced Special Education consultants have worked collaboratively with teachers to implement best practices that make grade-level curriculum make sense for the diverse population of learners within each classroom.

Generation Ready consultants’ experience as master educators can and has provided teachers and administrators with the tools necessary to adopt research-backed methods shown to narrow the learning gap

It’s rare when you encounter a staff development experience that is inspiring, relevant to the life experiences of the students and community you serve, and affords an opportunity for practical application of the concepts you’ve learned in the form of scaffolded planning. Thank you.

Mark Gross, Administrator, Lancaster Unified School District, CA.

Our consultants know that meeting the needs of our students within special education requires a unique set of skills.

Teachers must provide instruction that is differentiated and scaffolded so that grade-level standards are accessible to all students. Generation Ready’s team can help bring effective strategies, such as co-teaching, inclusion and team teaching, behavioral and classroom management, and appropriate accommodations, into the classroom.

We can show how to minimize barriers.

We work collaboratively to set goals and enable educators to minimize the impact of barriers that frequently prevent students with special needs from mastering content and successfully meeting grade level standards.  We partner to foster a culture of learning that provides preventative measures from the negative impacts of low graduation rates for students with special needs and widening achievement gaps for the IEP subgroup.  As a result of our professional learning services, your students will show sufficient growth and meet the targets set by your state’s ESEA waiver process.

Success in Special Education

Generation Ready has been collaborating with the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens schools on a special education initiative that was funded through the Mother Cabrini Grant.

Since the commencement of this work, schools across the network have taken great strides in both practices and systems related to special education.

Generation Ready Special education coaches have worked with both teachers and administrators to build their capacity in implementing inclusive practices that target tier-one, baseline interventions that are essential to student success. An increase in the use of visuals, the implementation of positive behavior supports, consistent expectations, the economy of language, and explicit instruction around social and emotional learning targets are among some of the many newly adopted practices, as a result of this work.