eLearning Instruction for Students with Complex Needs. It Looks Like This!

Presented by: Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP / Jeanmarie Jacoby, M.Ed. / Don Johnston, M.S.

About the Webinar

There is no one-size-fits-all model in our special education and autism classrooms. And now, remote/eLearning brings even more challenges to our instruction. Many of our go-to strategies need to be modified to work in the remote/home environment.

At first, it was difficult to know what to do, but now that we’ve had several weeks to experiment and implement eLearning plans, we found strategies that are working. In this webinar recording, Literacy Specialist Dr. Caroline Musselwhite and former classroom teacher/Certified Google Educator, Jeanmarie Jacoby, share strategies that work—giving you a chance to bring back new ideas for high-quality remote/eLearning instruction. 

They use many of the free materials in Readtopia® (a comprehensive Reading/ELA curriculum that includes leveled resources for students with complex needs from late elementary through high school ages) to illustrate tips and strategies including: 

  1. Ways to deliver literacy instruction to students with complex needs through remote /eLearning
  2. Integrating Readtopia materials with online instructional tools (Jamboard, screencasting, video recording, and more)
  3. How to deploy a variety of literacy lessons using Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom

People who should attend: special education teachers and practitioners who serve students in grades 4-12 and transitional programs.

About the Presenter

Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC/SLP

is an assistive technology specialist with more than 40 years of experience working with children and adolescents with significant disabilities. She has taught courses at several universities, authored a number of books on educational topics, and presented thousands of workshops throughout the world. She is also a founding member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).

Jeanmarie Jacoby, M.Ed.

Jeanmarie holds a master’s degree in special education and a graduate certificate in Assistive Technology Applications. She’s been a program specialist, AT Trainer and Adjunct Instructor at Grand Canyon University and Northern Arizona University.  She is passionate about advocating for students with disabilities, sharing her experiences, mentoring new teachers and providing training for parents and educators.

Don Johnston, M.S.

Don didn’t read his first book until the 9th grade after he was inspired by a very special teacher. He learned to make “movies in his mind” which was the key to his learning. This was influential in the visual supports in Readtopia. Don has wanted to bring visual learning to other students his whole life. Now it’s a reality! Don made Readtopia his full-time passion, driving the development forward. He embedded himself in many Readtopia videos, talking directly to students on-location from around the world!