Distance Learning Resources

Join Our Team Room

The SLD/Inclusion team has created a Microsoft Team Room in order to continue to provide support beyond our Professional Development sessions and provide a space for resources for teachers of students with disabilities in the inclusive classroom. Please click HERE to join the team room.  You may also join by clicking “join a team with a code”.  Our team room code is: a8suo48

Latest Handouts/Presentations:

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Zoom or TEAMS (and more) Questions?

Do you have questions about Breakout Rooms, using the Whiteboard, and more? Then check out this resource! There are FANTASTIC short video clips on all things Zoom, TEAMS, (and more) here. Check it out

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We think you will find these webinars on Teams to be very helpful. Watch!

Resources We Love:

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Our friends at Touch Math made their student workbooks available for download! We went ahead and downloaded them for you .

Kids can write on these from home. 

​Parents, click here to access.

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i-Ready Teacher Toolbox

We love this as a resource to support our SWDs who may benefit from additional mini-lessons on prerequisite skills. You can now access Teacher Toolbox once you log in to your i-Ready portal. Look on the right column of your screen and click on "Teacher Toolbox." 

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Listen to some of the most popular children's stories being read aloud on Storyline Online

Quaver SEL

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Quaver Social Emotional Learning is available to our teachers and students. This is an excellent learning tool to share with our students during distance learning time. Click here for all the information you need to get started. It's available on the M-DCPS student portal.

Websites We Love:

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Stetson & Associates have developed resources that are designed to support educators in navigating available technology to support instruction and increase engagement during virtual/distance learning.  Resources include Behavior Strategies for Distance Learning, Collaborative Teaching: Distance Learning Options, Differentiated Instruction: Distance Learning Options, and many others.  You can access all available resources by clicking HERE

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Understood.org has posted several articles and resources that address educating students with disabilities in the distance learning environment. Click on the links below to take advantage of these valuable resources.

Accessibility Features

Text to SPeech

Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of assistive technology that reads digital text aloud. It’s sometimes called “read aloud” technology.

With a click of a button or the touch of a finger, TTS can take words on a computer or other digital device and convert them into audio. TTS is very helpful for kids who struggle with reading. But it can also help kids with writing and editing, and even focusing.

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  • Dictation is an assistive technology tool that can help kids with writing issues.

  • With dictation technology, kids can write words by speaking them aloud.

  • Dictation is sometimes called “speech-to-text,” “voice-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology.

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Students at M-DCPS have access to Microsoft 365. Please view the videos below which outline accessibility features in Microsoft Word. 

Learning Ally

Teachers and families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this tool. Learning Ally offers thousands of audiobooks on a variety of topics of interest to students.

M-DCPS provides teachers and students access to the LearningAlly Platform. If you need information regarding  how to create a Learning Ally account, please click here. 

Self-Care

Please take advantage of these excellent resources provided by ReThinkEd, which address the social and emotional needs of our students.

Resource 1:

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in These Uncertain Times

Resource 2:

Dealing with Emotional Stress of the Coronavirus/CODID-19 Pandemic

Parent Resource!

Our partners at the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) created this excellent resource for our families regarding supporting SWDs at home. Click on the picture to view!

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Mindfulness for Parents:

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