Effective Classroom Teaching and Learning: Supports and Services
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.
Students with disabilities often benefit from tools and strategies that are designed to increase access to curriculum, instruction, and assessments.
The goal of special education services is to prepare students with disabilities to lead an independent life. Exiting from special education support is a critical step toward lifelong learning and independence.
Read the California Department of Education Dyslexia Guidelines.
Students with disabilities who are English learners need specialized curriculum and instruction in order to meet the District’s criteria for reclassification as Fluent English Proficient.
Some students with disabilities need Extended School Year (ESY) services in order to prevent learning loss over the summer or during off-track time.
Parents, students, and families are key partners in the learning process. This is a redirect to the Families webpage.
When students struggle, learning in school is difficult. Using a multi-tiered system of instructional services, supports, and strategies, all students can learn regardless of their disability.
The learning center is a support for students with disabilities who participate in the general education program for most or all of the school day. Staff from the resource specialist program, in collaboration with general education teachers, can utilize the learning center to help students access the core curriculum.
Elementary (K-5) and Secondary (6-12) common core goal stems and additional documents.