Professional Development for Special Education Services

Professional Development

For current Special Education Professional Development check out the Special ED  Training Calendar  

 Which Includes:

For current SFUSD Online Professional Learning module offerings please visit The SFUSD Professional Learning page.

Sign-in to the SFUSD website using your district email credentials. Select: Classrooms > Professional Learning

To access the Professional Learning Directory on Inclusive Practices, Click on the links below:

30 Powerful Ways to Accommodate

Models of Support

Instructional Accommodations and Curricular Modifications

IEP and Common Core State Standards

Improving Specialized Support Services in Inclusive Schools

Collaborative Teaching 1

Collaborative Teaching 3

Teacher's Role in Supervising Paraeducators

Foundations for Differentiated Instruction

Side by Side: Teachers and Paraeducators in the Classroom

Finding Success in Teaching Math to Students with Disabilities

Inclusion Basics

Leadership: Skills for Success

Want to learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at your own pace?

CAST offers two self-paced course options that provide participants with an introduction to UDL, both titled: UDL1: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability: Theory Into Practice.

UDL1: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability: Theory Into Practice (A Facilitated Self-paced Course)

UDL1: A Framework for Addressing Learner Variability: Theory Into Practice (A Self-paced Course)

In the facilitated self-paced course you can work at your own pace, but have the benefit of interacting with a CAST facilitator, participating in discussions and completing a course project where you can apply the UDL Guidelines to a lesson in your own context.

In the self-paced course you can manage your own learning process and take advantage of our Online Learning Experience Guide to help you navigate the learning experience.

Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules

AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.

Click on the link below to create an account and start accessing the courses!

Autism Internet Modules

Autism Internet Modules (AIM) provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Developed with partners from across the country, participants can select from over 40 modules to complete at their own time and pace.

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Assistive Technology Internet Modules

Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM) is an online learning environment containing 50 AT topics from assessment and funding to content areas such as access to mobile devices, communication, seating and positioning, AT for students with complex needs and more. Developed with partnering universities and nationally renowned experts in the field, ATIM brings you the highest quality content available. Free access as well as professional development certificates and graduate credit are available.

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High Leverage Practices in Special Education

The HLP Video Series can support teacher educators and new teachers with concrete, easy-to-access examples of HLPs in action, in real classrooms, with real students. The videos and supporting resources are easily and freely accessible online, offering a practical, real-world illustration of HLPs by teachers intentionally and explicitly using the practice to meet the specific needs of students in their classrooms. HLP videos highlight research-based practices that are captured in settings that resonate with diverse contexts, subject areas, grade-levels, and student needs. Moreover, the videos demonstrate practices across levels of intensity.

Click on the links below for videos and a resource guide 

Resource Guide here

Videos here

This page was last updated on March 20, 2023