Distance Learning Plan

Madison Special Education 
Distance Learning Plan

During Distance Learning, our special education staff (which includes special education teachers, speech and language pathologists, social workers, school psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and board certified behavior analysts) will provide special education services using a variety of different strategies and online platforms based on an individual student’s needs. Distance Learning will include tools such as instructional videos, online access to educational programs, virtual live sessions, parent consultation, and additional resources which will be on Google Classroom for student centers.  Special education staff will collaborate with families to determine what services are needed during Distance Learning. In addition, special education staff will collaborate regularly with general education teachers in order for students to access the general education curriculum with the modifications and accommodations in their Individual Education Plan (IEP). This document will provide families with general understanding of the variety of services the Special Education Department will be offering during this period.  

Special Education Staff will:

  • Provide special education and related services in the IEP through multiple modalities: online learning websites, online instructional materials, paper packets, instructional videos, etc.
  • Individualize materials to meet the needs of each student based on their Individualized Education Program.
  • Individualize access to online learning programs and tools.
  • Collaborate with general education teachers, related service providers and administrators, as needed.
  • Regularly collaborate with families through phone conferences and emails.
  • As appropriate, provide virtual learning sessions with individual students, with parent permission.
  • Provide weekly office hours to families and students. 
  • Continually monitor student progress and adjust services as needed.
  • Follow national and state guidance on the procedures and delivery of services for students with IEP’s.

Please Note: As we continue this journey in Distance Learning, the district plan will adjust as needed in order to make the best effort to deliver the highest quality of services in light of the circumstances.