Lessons from the Field - Returning to In-Person Learning: Supporting Students, Especially Those with Disabilities, through Intensive Instruction, Effective Learning Environments and Family Engagement

Event Date: 
May 26, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:00pm EDT

Attention: Education Agencies, Education Providers and Parents/Guardians

The U.S. Department of Education is hosting a webinar series to support educational settings in safely sustaining or returning to in-person instruction. The series features lessons learned and best practices from teachers, faculty, staff, schools, districts, institutions of higher education, early childhood education providers, and other places of educational instruction describing approaches to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), including the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs, the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) invites you to view the next webinar, Returning to In-Person Learning: Supporting Students, Especially Those with Disabilities, through Intensive Instruction, Effective Learning Environments and Family Engagement.

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EST

This informative webinar featured information from the U.S. Department of Education and a panel discussion with practitioners who shared lessons learned and strategies utilized to support all students, especially those with disabilities, returning to in person learning. Together they focused on how district and school staff can intensify instruction, create effective learning environments, and engage families in ways that benefit all students, especially students with disabilities, when returning to in-person learning.

Speakers

  • Ruth Ryder: Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. David Cantrell: Deputy Director, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Joseph Davis: Superintendent, Ferguson-Florissant School District, MO
  • Dr. Bonita Jamison: Executive Director, Integrated Support, Ferguson-Florissant, MO
  • Thom Jones: State Systemic Improvement Plan Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Jill Gallegos: Special Services Consultant, Laramie County School District 1, WY

Webinar Materials

Related Materials

This event referenced the following resources, which we encourage you to download to inform participation:

U.S. Department of Education

Federally Funded Technical Assistance Centers

Resources from Other Sources

These resources can also be found on a downloadable PDF here

To access information and archived materials from previous Lessons from the Field webinars, go here.