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As school districts are reopening after physical closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, support will be necessary to ensure that all students are successful. The purpose of the GaDOE Checklist for Georgia's Tiered System of Supports is to help the school and/or district level leadership when reopening after closures support the effective implementation of Georgia's Tiered System of Supports for Students at Tiers I, II and III, and for all students, including students with disabilities. Additionally, the checklist helps to assist in evaluating and strengthening supports when providing specially designed instruction, co-teaching, and evidence-based interventions for students with disabilities, whether served virtually or face to face. The checklist is not an exhaustive list, serves as a starting point for many reopening considerations.

GaDOE One Pager_MTSS Checklist2
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The Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS) is a network that provides training and resources to school district personnel, parents of students with disabilities, and other interested individuals to support the achievement, graduation rate, and post-secondary success of students with disabilities. Although schools and businesses were physically closed the last months of school during FY 20, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the GLRS network provided remote support to local school districts in meeting the state-identified priorities and regionally-identified priorities. Throughout the state 7,338 participants took part in a total of 1,122 sessions which included meetings and professional learning. Check out the Quarter 4 Report that outlines the GLRS support provided to local school districts and communities in the state of Georgia from April 2020-July 2020.

GLRS One Pager for Quarter 4 April 2020
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In a recent podcast from Teaching, Learning, Leading, K-12 a Podcast for Educators, Dr. Steven Miletto with Heart of Georgia RESA interviewed Ido Kedar. Ido Kedar is the author of In Two Worlds, a novel that "sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with non-speaking autism." Ido's knowledge of autism is from his own experiences as a person with non-speaking autism. Through the use of an iPad and other devices, Ido has learned to communicate with others. This podcast can help teachers, parents, and others learn more about autism and how important it is to establish communication systems for any non-speaking person with a disability.

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