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Old 08-08-2020, 07:10 PM
 
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I'm a sped teacher. My P had an idea to split grade levels between me, the other sped teacher, and our two interventionists so that we could do true cohorts. In my building, the cohorts are K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th. Each of us will only be seeing students from one of those cohorts.

For example, one of our interventionists will be in the 3rd-4th cohort. She will see small groups only within those two grade levels, including meeting IEP minutes (allowed under ESSA) for students in those grade levels. A sped teacher will still be the case manager and have to do all of the paperwork and meetings, but the interventionists will be providing the services in their grade levels. Each cohort also has only 1 specials teacher per quarter. So in my cohort, we currently have the art teacher. The students will go to art every single day for the first quarter, and then the specialists will rotate and they'll get music for the 2nd quarter.

Our coach was pulled to be an admin in the e-learning school. I suspect that had she stayed, there wouldn't be much she could do anyway. I think observing and giving feedback would be out, because that would involve cross-contamination of cohorts if one coach is visiting classrooms K-6. We won't be having PLCs or data teams this year. She also ran our MTSS team, which they've now put on the school psych (that's fishy to me, but that's not what this post is about). I suspect had she stayed in the building she'd be doing a whole lot of things like cleaning, temperature checks, bathroom breaks for kids, etc.
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