Getting Started

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    Partners in Education
    Module 1 Getting Started-
    Unit 1 Getting Started
    Unit 2 How to Navigate the Course
    Unit 3 Minimum System Requirements
    Unit 4 Staying Safe on the Internet
    Unit 5 Tips for Success
    Unit 6 What You'll Learn in the Course
    Unit 7 Overview of Eight Modules
    Unit 8 Lessons, Assignments and Exercises
    Unit 9 Extra Help Along the Way
    Unit 10 Learning From Others
    Unit 11 Certificate of Completion
    Unit 12 Course Exams
    Unit 13 Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
    Module 2 History, Inclusion & 21st Century Digital Literacy+
    Unit 1 History, Inclusion & 21st Century Digital Literacy
    Unit 2 At a Minimum You Must...
    Unit 3 Your Role in the Process
    Unit 4 History of Education
    Unit 5 Educating the Net Generation for the Future
    Unit 6 How Students Use Technology
    Unit 7 Growth in the Use of Technology in Schools
    Unit 8 Adding the Four Cs
    Unit 9 Exercise: Exploring the Future of Education
    Unit 10 21st Century Education in Practice
    Unit 11 Exercise: What Does a 21st Century Education Look Like?
    Unit 12 Parents Must Understand Technology
    Unit 13 How You Can Help
    Unit 14 Evaluating Your School's Technology
    Unit 15 Preparing for Work in the 21st Century
    Unit 16 General, Special and Inclusive Education
    Unit 17 General, Special and Inclusive Education: The General Education Model
    Unit 18 General, Special and Inclusive Education: The Special Education Model
    Unit 19 General, Special and Inclusive Education: The Inclusive Model
    Unit 20 Inclusion Benefits Everyone
    Unit 21 The Importance of Developing Soft Skills
    Unit 22 Using Technology to Support Inclusion
    Unit 23 The Special Education Process Under IDEA
    Unit 24 Module Conclusion
    Module 3 Know the Laws, Know Your Rights+
    Unit 1 Know the Laws, Know Your Rights
    Unit 2 Exercise: Acronym ABCs
    Unit 3 Acronym ABCs Answer Key
    Unit 4 The Special Education Process Under IDEA
    Unit 5 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
    Unit 6 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: The Eight Parts of IDEA
    Unit 7 Individuals With Disabilities Education Act: Six Rights Under IDEA
    Unit 8 Assignment: Getting to Know IDEA
    Unit 9 Assignment: My State's Special Education Laws
    Unit 10 The Different Educational Plans
    Unit 11 The Alphabet Soup of Plan Types
    Unit 12 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-11)
    Unit 13 Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336)
    Unit 14 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (P.L. 93-380)
    Unit 15 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112)
    Unit 16 Keeping Informed
    Unit 17 Exercise: Do You Know the Law?
    Unit 18 Exercise: Do You Know the Law? Answer Key
    Unit 19 Module Conclusion
    Unit 20 Exam #1
    Unit 21 Exam #1: Answer Key
    Module 4 Evaluation & Eligibility+
    Unit 1 Evaluation and Eligibility
    Unit 2 The Evaluation - Requirement 1: Screening
    Unit 3 The Evaluation - Requirement 2: Collecting More Information
    Unit 4 The Evaluation - Requirement 3: Determining Eligibility
    Unit 5 Assignment: Observing Your Child
    Unit 6 Assignment: How My Child Learns
    Unit 7 Exercise: Recognizing Your Child's Abilities, Gifts and Interests
    Unit 8 If Public Education Isn't Right for Your Child
    Unit 9 Other Educational Options
    Unit 10 Module Conclusion
    Module 5 The IEP Process+
    Unit 1 The IEP Process
    Unit 2 Assignment: Dream Big, Start Small
    Unit 3 Overview of the IEP Process
    Unit 4 Planning for Future Employment
    Unit 5 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #1: Present Levels of Academic and Functional Performance
    Unit 6 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #2: Annual Goals and Short-Term Objectives
    Unit 7 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #3: Measuring Progress
    Unit 8 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #4: Services and Supports
    Unit 9 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #5: Inclusion
    Unit 10 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #6: Modifications and Accommodations
    Unit 11 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #7: Location and Duration
    Unit 12 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #8: Process for Reporting Progress
    Unit 13 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #9: Transition Services
    Unit 14 Ten Essential Elements of an IEP #10: The Age of Majority
    Unit 15 Assignment: Learning Your School's IEP Process
    Unit 16 When and Where - Your Child's Placement
    Unit 17 Before the IEP Meeting
    Unit 18 During the IEP Meeting
    Unit 19 End of the IEP Meeting
    Unit 20 Module Conclusion
    Module 6 What Happens Next+
    Unit 1 What Happens Next
    Unit 2 Signing the IEP
    Unit 3 Signing the IEP: To Sign or Not to Sign
    Unit 4 Services Provided
    Unit 5 Monitoring the IEP
    Unit 6 Keep Good Records
    Unit 7 Reviewing and Revising the IEP
    Unit 8 The Annual Review Process
    Unit 9 Conclusion
    Unit 10 Exam #2
    Unit 11 Exam #2: Answer Key
    Module 7 When Things Aren't Working+
    Unit 1 When Things Aren't Working
    Unit 2 Creating a Collaborative Team
    Unit 3 Asserting Your Rights
    Unit 4 Assignment: Test Your AQ
    Unit 5 Time to Escalate
    Unit 6 Your "Due Process" Options
    Unit 7 Thinking Outside the Box
    Unit 8 Module Conclusion
    Unit 9 Exam #3
    Unit 10 Exam #3: Answer Key
    Module 8 Course Conclusion+
    Unit 1 Course Conclusion
    Unit 2 Course Conclusion: Other Parents
    Unit 3 Course Conclusion: Circle of Friends
    Unit 4 Course Conclusion: Local School Districts
    Unit 5 Course Conclusion: Resources for Future Employment
    Unit 6 Course Conclusion: State Department of Education
    Unit 7 Course Conclusion: Parent Groups Affiliated with Your Child's Specific Disability
    Unit 8 Course Conclusion: Parent-to-Parent Advocacy Groups
    Unit 9 Course Conclusion: Partners in Policymaking®
    Unit 10 Assignment: Managing Your Contacts
    Unit 11 Your Part in History
    Unit 12 Partners in Education Feedback
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