NDSC’s Center for Educational Excellence is pleased to invite you participate in several programs designed to empower educators and parents.
- Empowered Educator Program - Coming Soon
NDSC Online Learning Modules
NDSC’s Online Learning Modules will demonstrate ways to further include students in the general education curriculum through effective literacy interventions, differentiated curriculum, technology, and instructional practices. Each 60-90 minute online lesson is geared towards supporting teachers and other educational professionals to identify and apply effective interventions, learning strategies, and instructional solutions to use in student learning.
Developed by national experts in the fields of literacy, behavior, social-emotional development, and similar topics, the modules seek to improve practice. Structured to be applied tomorrow, the learning modules are meant to further empower educators in their work with individuals with Down syndrome, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, or students on the Autism Spectrum.
Organized for just-in-time independent learning, educators can select applicable topics (e.g., early reading development) gaining CEUs/professional learning credit through Texas Christian University (TCU) for each completed learning module.
Each module will feature:
- Expert Perspective – on-demand presentation by a national expert.
- Learning Activities – directed learning experiences to facilitate educator understanding for next day application.
- Resources, Tips, & Tools – solutions for educators to use or adapt for the specific needs of their classroom or learning setting.
To receive additional information and notification of program offerings please complete our Empowered Educator Interest Form.
- LP Online™ for Parents
LP Online™ for Parents
LP Online™ is an online learning community based on The Learning Program™ which serves as a platform for sharing strategies, resources and activities to improve academic outcomes for students with Down syndrome. LP Online™ equips participants with knowledge and tools to work effectively with students with Down syndrome in home and school settings.
LP Online™ consists of online presentations (live and on-demand formats), instructional handouts, downloadable resources and activities, demonstration videos and opportunities to reflect on topics and interact with other participants.
LP Online™ sessions support development of reading, comprehension and math skills, and address general topics related to accessing curriculum, fostering independence and memory. Sessions are geared towards supporting parents in the educational process, but administrators, teachers and therapists are welcome to join.
Tuition is $200 for 10 sessions ($20 per month) and includes access to monthly live and recorded webinar presentations*, membership to the LP Online™ website (which houses handouts, recording links and videos) and membership to the Learning Program Facebook Group. Sessions last approximately 1.5 hours. (*Attend live or access the recordings anytime during the program year.)
LP Online™ offers three levels of instruction.
Levels reflect, roughly, the developmental stage of each student, but generally:
- Level 1 is appropriate for students in preschool through 1st grade (ages 3-5)
- Level 2 is appropriate for students in 2nd or 3rd grade (ages 6-8)
- Level 3 is appropriate for students in 4th through 6th grade (ages 9-12)
For more information or to learn about enrollment, visit the LP Online™ registration link
- Educator Conference
2018 Educator Conference
Effective Practice for Students with Down Syndrome:
Tools for Today’s Classroom
Join the National Down Syndrome Congress and world-renowned speakers for a special workshop for educators working to enhance outcomes for their students with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, as well as autism.
This workshop will engage participants in identifying and implementing strategies applicable to classrooms from kindergarten through 8th grades. Discussions will include ways to further include students in the general education classroom through effective literacy interventions, differentiated curriculum, technology, and behavioral practices.
Practical in nature, the workshop will equip participants with ideas, solutions, and tools to implement in the classroom.
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Location: Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Conference Center