New Special Education Teacher Crash Course (Coastal GLRS)

Monday, August 1, 2022 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


A Crash Course, or Introduction to Special Education, for first-year Special Education teachers with alternative or nontraditional certification in Coastal GLRS districts.


This year-long virtual course includes:
-Canvas Modules.
-Live Virtual Meetings with the Instructor.
-Opportunities for ongoing coaching and feedback.

And Provides an Overview of: Special Education Law, Individual Education Programs (IEPs), Specially Designed Instruction, Progress Monitoring, Co-Teaching, Behavior, and Transition.

The intended audience is first-year SPED teachers with alternative or nontraditional certification teaching in Coastal GLRS districts.

Asynchronous in Canvas, with at least six live virtual meetings throughout the year.


Registration open through 8/1/2022 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Amanda Major

Amanda Major joined Coastal GLRS as Program Specialist in July 2021.  She holds a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University, a master's degree from Armstrong State University, and a specialist's degree from the University of West Georgia.  In addition to teacher certification, Amanda is endorsed as a Teacher Support Specialist (TSS) and in Educational Leadership (as of July 2021).  Amanda has 14 years of experience working in the field of special education, with experience as an interrelated special education teacher, an autism teacher, and an autism interventionist supporting teachers of students with ASD across settings.  Amanda was recognized by GLRS as Special Education Teacher of the Year for Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools in 2012.  She has presented at several state and local conferences and provided countless district-level trainings on best practices in special education. 



Virtual Session - Asynchronous


Online Meeting information will be emailed to registered participants.


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