Aug. 10, 2020
MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletins
Supplement to TAB #20-03
Tips and strategies for support, including an array of options to facilitate the processes necessary for the successful transitioning of students who require extensive and intensive individualized instruction and support across instructional delivery models (virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning).
Regardless of the service delivery model(s) employed by local school systems, students with disabilities remain entitled to an educational experience in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Systems are encouraged to consider the opportunities offered to all students and use this context as the basis from which to make individualized determinations about how to maintain LRE on a continuum of alternative service delivery models.
Tips for implementing student designed instruction (SDI) and a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in a variety of alternative service delivery models, including the continuation of a virtual and/or distance learning approach, a blended approach mixing virtual/distance learning with face-to-face instruction or a fully face-to-face approach.