Coronavirus Resources for Educators

The novel (new) coronavirus is providing educators with novel challenges as schools move to online modes of education. For many educators, the jump to exclusive eLearning is new territory. How do you keep the progress you’ve already made in the school year while making new lessons? We have many activity templates that are great idea prompts for activities, along with extensive how-tos on the best evidence-based practices. 
For more resources and templates relevant during this pandemic, please see our Covid-19 Page.

New for YOU:

To support educators at these uncertain times, we are rolling out a set of elearning opportunities to meet your professional development needs. The courses will be available via IU’s canvas LMS and stay FREE for the duration of the school closures and quarantine.

Upon the successful completion of a course, you will get a certificate of completion that you can submit towards your CE.

Make sure you have your IU Guest Account ready when you go to join a course!

FREE eLearning Courses
What is Autism: Characteristics, Considerations, Recommendations
In this course, you will learn about characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, strengths and challenges of individuals with ASD, as well as the impact ASD has on individual lives.
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in What Is Autism
Evidence-Based Practices: the What, the Why, and the How
In this training, you will learn how to be a good steward of EBPs, using data to inform the decision of which EBPs to utilize and also tracking progress once the intervention is put into place. 
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Evidence-Based Practices
Foundations of Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan
This course discusses the process of conducting a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and developing a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). You will also explore common pitfalls with the conduct and use of FBA and BIP.
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Foundations
Prompting for Success: Any Skill Level, Any Setting
This course discusses the use of prompts to teach skills and help individuals with ASD develop independence. We will also discuss the use of positive attention, block and ignore, and their use in a variety of settings.
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Prompting for Success
Strategies for Paraprofessionals: A Practical Guide for Classroom Support
The set of modules addresses the foundational knowledge and skills that will help paraprofessionals best support individuals with ASD and others with social, communication, and behavioral challenges to be successful in a classroom/school setting. The course includes the overview of autism, visual and physical structure, development and use of visual supports, use of effective strategies and approaches for skills teaching.
Duration: 6 hrs
ENROLL in Strategies for Paraprofessionals
Setting up for Success: Implementing Physical and Visual Structure
In this course, you will explore the importance of visual and visual structure in setting up an environment for an individual with ASD that allows them to be successful, understand expectations, and gain independence across settings.
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Setting up for Success
Foundations of Effective Goal Writing: Do you cringe when needing to write goals? Is it a challenge to write goals that are individualized, meaningful, and useful in programming? Would it be helpful if goals written served to guide programming and outcomes? This course is perfect for you!
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Foundations of Effective Goal Writing
Show Me the Data: Choosing Data Collection Methods with Practical Application
Data collection, essential to successful planning and programming, can be an intimidating process, but when done well it can be straightforward and practical! In this training, you will explore methods for data collection that can even be implemented by data novices and will work in a busy classroom, home, or office setting.
Duration: 1 hr
ENROLL in Show Me the Data
  • Coming Soon:
    • Visual Schedules: From Designing to Implementation
    • Team Collaboration: Practical Strategies for Collaboration

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Academia Series:

Our Academia template series focuses on activities that teach useful skills to students while demonstrating helpful techniques to educators. All are FREE to download through our shop. (see 3 examples below).

Outside Resources:

The following are materials or guiding documents that you may find helpful at this time.

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