Special education success, even during a pandemic

eSN: As hard as the present situation has actually been for education in general, there should be some extra concerns in your space.

When it concerns incorporating innovation into the day-to-day operations of special education, even throughout rolling lockdowns and remote direction, there is no longer a question of either/or when it pertains to utilizing tech, says Tarrence (Tarry) McGovern, Director of Special Education for Kershaw County School District in South Carolina.

TMC: From a special education point of view, its been a learning process too. Among the things that weve needed to concentrate on is parent involvement. Formerly there was a mindset that we always had to satisfy in-person. Everyone had to be together– the IEP group, proper staff member, provider– everyone. And we were going to meet in this single room.

In this podcast with eSchool News, McGovern speaks about some of the innovations in unique education and how they can be used to education in general.

Now, as we move through and progress through the pandemic, one of the important things weve discovered is that we can be in numerous locations. For example, if we have an associated service provider that provides services in 4 various schools, and they cant be across town at one of their schools, they can leap on a Google meet and they can get involved in the IEP conference essentially.

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