News and Updates

New Required Online Training Course for Special Education

Short Course: Benny Having a SnackThe California Department of Education, Special Education Division requires training for all early childhood special educators who assess children with the DRDP. SELPAs are responsible for ensuring that all staff who administer the DRDP complete training.

We hope you enjoy this year’s course, “Benny Having a Snack”.

Here’s what you need to know and do:

  • Make sure your account is active in DR Access Learn. If you are logging in for the first time since July 1, your temporary password is your email address to which this email was sent. Download the User’s Guide if you need assistance.

New videos: Using Authentic Assessment for Informing and Differentiating Instruction

The ECTA Center Preschool During the Pandemic series illustrates how the fields of early education and early childhood special education have been successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 13, a new, two-part video was just added to the series.

Episode 13 - Authentic Learning in Remote Preschool

Part 1: Home Learning Materials and Authentic Assessment
Part 2: Informing and Differentiating Instruction

DHH Mini-Guide: Using the DRDP (2015) with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Mini-Guide is a companion to the Using the DRDP (2015) with Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing guidance. Teachers of the deaf and hard to hearing can share this information by topic with their partners as they collaborate to complete the DRDP. Instructions for a daily listening check for hearing aids are now also included.

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