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1 Presented by Sarah Gamble

2 About Primavera Founded in 2001 by Damien Creamer Serves students across the state of Arizona Block schedule- 2 classes every 6 weeks Serves 6-12 th grades

3 Academics Course Content Discussions Workbooks Checkpoints Exams Projects Teachers Live, virtual sessions Phone Frequent feedback

4 Student Life Student advisors Stay with students for the duration of enrollment Support everything from time management to AIMS registration Clubs Key Club National Honors Society Young Parents Club College and Career Exploration Get Fit Primavera And More!

5 Current Total Population Currently serves 4,700 students 8% have IEP s 2% have 504 s 0.8% are ELL

6 Face-to-face, STEM lessons with online curriculum Serves 35 students 5 have IEP s 3 have 504 s 6 in CST process

7 Special Education Disability Category Autism (A) 2.86% 2.57% 5.50% Emotional Disability (ED) 17.50% 14.57% 16.51% Hearing Impairment (HI) 0.36% 0.00% 0.00% Multiple Disabilities (MD) 0.00% 0.00% 0.31% Mild Intelectual Disability (MID or MIMR) 0.71% 0.57% 1.53% Other Health Impairment (OHI) 12.50% 14.00% 12.23% Orthopedic Impairment (OI) 0.36% 0.57% 0.31% Specific Learning Disability (SLD) 63.93% 66.00% 62.39% Speech and Language Impairment (SLI) 0.71% 0.57% 0.92% Tramautic Brain Injury (TBI) 0.71% 0.57% 0.00% Visual Impairment (VI) 0.36% 0.57% 0.31%

8 Online Special Education SPED Teachers/Case Managers Inclusion Resource Classes Virtual Learning Lab Paraprofessionals Online Speech Therapy Counseling

9 Special Education Faculty Case Managers Specialized instruction Collaboration with general education and related services providers Guiding paraprofessional(s) Collaboration with the school psychologist Facilitating IEP meetings Ensuring services, accommodations and modifications are provided Special Education Teachers Instruction of course content Modification and specialized instruction utilizing course content

10 Support Staff School Psychologist Facilitate all MET meetings Participate in the child find process Conduct evaluations (travel if applicable) Speech and Language Therapist Provide online speech and language therapy Case management of speech needs Conduct evaluations (travel if applicable) Paraprofessionals Provide academic support to students as directed by the case manager or upon parent/student request Manage the virtual Learning Lab Clerks Schedule all MET/IEP meetings Other clerical duties as assigned

11 The Virtual Learning Lab Teachers connect to students in real time Paraprofessionals do the same under the direction/guidance of a teacher

12 The Learning Lab

13 Online Speech Therapy

14 Special Education Classes General education curriculum is modified to support individual needs Used most frequently in Math and English Commonly, used for students who need more modifications of the general education curriculum. Taught by a highly qualified teacher in the content area If no highly qualified teacher is available a general education teacher, who is highly qualified in the content area, and special education teacher work together

15 Self-Contained The student participates in all resource classes. Most of the time, this level of services is needed for academic needs over behavioral needs Currently we have only 5 students who need this level of service online. These students work in a cohort so that they travel through courses together.

16 Supporting Behavioral Needs The Learning Lab Our number 1 tool for accountability Daily and consistent schedule Time Management Direct instruction from special education teachers Parents and guardians are key participants Inappropriate classroom interactions are rare but can be supported through resource classes and discipline measures One of the most challenging areas to support online

17 Critical Questions for Teams How is the student naturally supported online? Peers, distractions Consistent daily routine 2 classes vs. 6 classes One-on-one support from all teachers How does the student s disability affect their ability to access the general education curriculum? Handwriting Inappropriate peer interactions Physical aggression Physical limitations Sensory needs

18 Challenges Technology Quantity of reading Appropriately assisting families when online isn t a good fit. Fluctuation of student population Teaching life skills Traveling for evaluations

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