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RMTC-D/HH Presents: Technical Assistance Live! (TA-Live!) High-Leverage Practices (HLP) for Students with Disabilities

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Cover page of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education Publication

Regular education teachers, exceptional student education (ESE) teachers, and teachers for students who are DHH all have specific skill sets for delivering instruction to the students they serve. RMTC-D/HH is excited to announce a webinar series connecting the dots between these industry experts using the publication High-Leverage Practices in Special Education from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Throughout the year, the center will dive deep into the understanding that ESE professionals can use these strategies to improve instruction; however, teachers of the DHH can utilize these 22 high-leverage practices (HLPs) through the lens of their specialized knowledge of students who are DHH.

RMTC-D/HH will be “flipping” the TA-Live! professional development series. “Flipped” learning for this opportunity means the center will post a video, discussing a practice with recommended resources addressing each of the high-leverage practices for students with disabilities for review before the scheduled virtual discussion. Previously posted videos of each of the HLPs can be viewed on the HLP TA-Live! Archive.

Center specialists and stakeholders will then meet as a group of experts to provide live technical assistance for each other to discuss application of these practices during a live discussion. These discussions will not be recorded but a notetaker will be provided to gather resources. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and sharpen core effective practices to leverage successful outcomes for students who are DHH across all settings, content areas, and grade levels. These resources will be maintained in a LiveBinder.

Suggested* Homework Before Nov 16 Session:

*Unable to complete the homework? Please feel free to still join RMTC-D/HH staff for a discussion on resources and tools Florida educators utilize related to the HLP discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to arrive 15 minutes early for a “watch party” of the homework.

When and Where?

All times will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST (1:00-2:00 p.m. CST). Participants will have the opportunity to arrive 15 minutes early for a “watch party” of the homework.



Facilitated by:


HLP Review



HLP7: Establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment



HLP8: Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior



HLP9: Teach social behaviors



HLP10: Conduct functional behavioral assessments to develop individual student behavior support plans



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Please note: If you wish to earn in-service credits towards the renewal of a Florida Educator’s Certificate, it is recommended that you contact your school district’s professional development office BEFORE beginning a course or training to verify the requirements you must fulfill. RMTC-D/HH does NOT provide CEUs.