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SI: Lessons Learned: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Access and Engagement of Children with Disabilities is a Course

SI: Lessons Learned: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Access and Engagement of Children with Disabilities

Starts Jun 1, 2021
10.0 credits

$150 Enroll

Full course description

This is a for-cost course. To accept responsibility for payment and pay via credit card, use the Promotional Code: SendMeInvoice when signing up for this course. Once you are enrolled you will receive an invoice for the cost of this course. If payment is not received prior to June 1, 2021, you will be dropped from the course.

Course Introduction

This workshop will focus on data collected during the Pandemic, from over 1400 families of children birth to school age with visual impairments and the professionals that served them about their experiences during the shift made to virtual education. While the focus of the research is on data collected around the disability of visual impairment, the findings and implications for the classroom will benefit all students and provide insights to educators about the concerns from both teachers and parents of students with disabilities. This workshop will offer suggestions on research-based differentiation lesson plans, strategies and techniques for including all students in the classroom upon return to face-to-face traditional instruction. Additional strategies for continuation of online learning will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List on-line resources created during the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage communication, collaboration, and creative teaching practices among educational professionals.
  • Discuss benefits of communication with families, paraprofessionals, and administrators to ensure access and engagement for students with disabilities within non-traditional settings.
  • Describe differentiated learning practices and strategies for teaching students with disabilities within traditional and remote settings.


Course Dates

June 1 - June 7

Required Live Sessions:

This course will have asynchronous and synchronous components. There will be on-line requirements posted on June 1, 2021 that need to be completed prior to the in-person session listed below.

For your schedule, please note we will meet synchronously in our online course on the following day(s) and time(s):

Monday, June 7: 9:00am – 12:00pm


Course Instructor(s)

Dr. Danene Fast

Dr. Tiffany Wild


Summer Institute Course Theme

Teaching for Equity and Social Justice



information iconCredits: Participants will receive documentation for the successful completion of this course. No university credit will be earned. Contact hours, listed as credits on this enrollment page, are defined as time spent under scheduled instruction, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. 1 Credit = 10 Contact Hours. For additional details on how contact hours were determined for this offering, please review our Contact Hours Guide.


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