ICI UMN Parent Resource Videos: Supporting Your Child's Learning at Home

November 9, 2020

Two U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) national technical assistance centers --TIES Center and the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)-- of the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) at the University of Minnesota have jointly created a video series addressing how parents of students with significant cognitive disabilities can support their child's learning at home during distance learning brought about by COVID 19. The first four videos in an eleven part series are available to share with parents.

Each video focuses on three key questions: Why is it important to focus on this with my child at home? How can I do this at home? What support can I ask for from my child's school?  These videos help families learn ways to support the learning of their children with significant cognitive disabilities at home and have conversations with teachers to link home- schools supports. Educators and other audiences will also find the videos useful as they work with parents and families. 

The TIES Center provides technical assistance and produces resources supporting inclusive educational practices and policies for parents and students with significant cognitive disabilities in grade K-8. NCEO focuses on the inclusion of students with disabilities, ELs and ELs with disabilities in comprehensive state and local systems of assessment

Additional videos will be added to the series over the next several months. The future videos will be on supporting the learning of reading, writing, and math at home, as well as one on monitoring progress.  To be notified when additional videos are released, follow NCEO and TIES on Facebook or subscribe to the Centers' YouTube channels (see www.tiescenter.org and www.nceo.info for more information).