This past year, many students and their families struggled with a transition to fully remote learning. This held particularly true for students with IEP and 504 plans, who, on top of learning in a new way, also had their own unique needs that had to be met in order for them to be successful.
Although, of course, it’s highly dependent on the student’s personal situation, an asynchronous online environment CAN actually be liberating to some students with IEP and 504 plans.
This week on the BRIGHT podcast, I chat with Lisa Rohde, special education and instructional support manager at Michigan Virtual, who helps me understand:
- How an IEP or 504 plan might look different in a face-to-face vs. online setting
- The pros and cons of online learning for students requiring accommodations
- Examples of students who might thrive in an online learning environment
You can listen to our conversation using the audio player above or read the transcript.
Here’s a sneak peek at our conversation:
- Related list: List of resources for supporting special education students in online learning
- Related article: Student-centered learning: The impetus for change