Special Needs and Online Learning: What Will Every Teacher Need to Rapidly Learn?

Jon Harper with Joyce Pemberton, Terasai Harris and Christopher Swanson, Ed.D

As more schools respond to Covid-19, by making a rapid transition to online learning, what is happening to special needs students and their parents? Can these students receive the attention they require remotely? What are the specific challenges teachers face? What does every teacher moving to distance learning need to know?

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Dr. Chris Swanson is the director of the IDEALS Institute in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins, and creator of the International Teaching and Global Learning master’s cohort program. He leads a team of experts focused on improving the quality of care and education globally, with emphasis on improving cross-sector collaboration around health, social services, care and teaching for young children and vulnerable adults. Joyce Pemberton is a special needs coordinator with the New York City Department of Education. Joyce has over 20 years of experience working with students who have special needs. Terasai Harris is a special needs counselor in with the New York City Department of Education and the parent of a child with special needs.  
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