Resources and Practices to Support Back to School and Continuity of Learning

Event Date: 
August 04, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting the third and final installment of its webinar series on Continuity of Learning during COVID-19. This series is showcasing ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP partners to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning.

This third webinar in the series will present:

  • Strategies and considerations for conducting instruction in remote;
  • On-site; and
  • Hybrid educational settings this fall.

Specifically, this webinar will highlight exemplar resources and practices for teachers, leaders, and other providers to support students with disabilities from Preschool-Grade 12. A panel of national leaders in special education will answer participants’ questions following the presentations about these resources and strategies. Laurie VanderPloeg, Director of OSEP, will facilitate the discussion and the panelist question and answer session.  

Presentations will include demonstrations about incorporating data-driven instruction from the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII), guidance about State support for LEAs and State Personnel Development Grants (SPDGs), and the use of high-leverage practices from the CEEDAR Center and others. In addition, Glenda Gallo, Carolyn Hayer, and George Sugai will participate on a panel with OSEP Director Laurie VanderPloeg to discuss the challenges and considerations of Back to School in 2020.

Additional information will be posted on OSEP’s COVID-19 Resource page.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Webinar Series planning team at