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Exceptional Learners - Gifted and Special Education Resources

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The impact of the pandemic on students with disabilities or who are gifted should be a part of school and district planning for instruction and intervention. This section provides leaders with resources to assist with the unique needs of these students.

CDE Special Education Resources

CDE’s Special Education resources support the delivery of high-quality instruction and intervention are organized on the website by disability category. Under the categories there are resources, technical assistant opportunities, trainings, lending libraries, and online courses.

CDE’s COVID-19 and Special Education Webpage

These Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) webpages are continuously expanding to support educators who serve, and families of Colorado children with disabilities through the provision of Special Education-specific information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities

This resource provides tips and strategies to support teachers, parents, and the students served in the virtual environment.

COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families

The U.S. Department of Education website provides resources for communities, educators, and families that empower students to continue pursuing their education goals.

High Leverage Practices Leadership Guides

The Council for Exceptional Children developed 22 High Leverage Practices (HLP) guides intended for school leaders to support their teams in effectively implementing the HLP in the classroom. The guides include tips for school leaders to support teachers, questions to prompt discussion, self-reflection and observer feedback, observable behaviors for teachers implementing the HLPs, and references and additional resources on each HLP.

Supporting Your Gifted Child During COVID-19

This brief provides resources for supporting the social and emotional well being of gifted learners. This tool includes information to help parents support their gifted children by developmental stages.