Elevate K-12’s Special Ed Live Teaching
When it comes to Special Ed,
doing nothing is not a solution.
Schools across the country are experiencing a severe special education teacher shortage. Without options, schools are left “doing nothing” and many students with educational disabilities have not received direct instruction from a certified teacher since before the pandemic. It’s time to think differently, and it’s time to do something for students who deserve exceptional attention!
Elevate K-12’s Special Ed LIVE teaching is the answer.
Give students the instruction they deserve, from a live teacher who cares
Our Special Ed LIVE classroom provides schools with a comprehensive solution for students with mild to moderate disabilities, including a LIVE certified US-based special education teacher, adapted state-aligned content, coverage of accommodation & modifications, and data reporting. This is all coordinated by an Elevate K-12 Inclusive Learning Manager who partners with districts to ensure every student’s needs and IEP requirements are being met.
3 different ways schools use Special Ed LIVE
Traditional Resource Pull Out
Special Ed LIVE can be used as an additional “double-dip” of grade level content to meet instructional minutes for IEPs and improve grade level performance in general ed classes.
Using our standards-aligned, grade level content, Special Ed LIVE can be used as a core/credit course for students with IEPs who need a slower pace and extra support.
Use Special Ed LIVE to alleviate caseloads for on the-ground special education teachers, freeing them up to focus on supporting inclusion, individual intervention, progress monitoring, and IEPs.
How Special Ed LIVE works
Small groups of students with IEPs are pulled out from their general ed classes 3-5 days a week to spend a class period in the Special Ed LIVE classroom.
Small group formats
Sitting in small groups of 2-4, student see their Special Ed LIVE teacher on a large screen at the front of the class. An in-person Classroom Coach circulates to support students as needed.
A typical day
- Special Ed LIVE classes all begin with a consistent welcome routine, starting with the teacher greeting students by name as soon as they enter.
- Class time is spent building foundational skills in Math or ELA and helping students access grade-level content through group and individual practice.
- Throughout class, the Elevate K-12 platform prompts students to assess their understanding, giving Special Ed LIVE teachers real-time data to help customize their live instruction.
Accommodations & reporting are covered
Accommodations & Modifications
Accommodations are built-into each lesson, for example extended time, brain breaks, and visual reinforcement. Plus, all individual student accommodations from IEPs are addressed by our teachers and materials.
Photo: Students stretch during a “Brain Break”
Our content is adapted to support diverse learning needs. By focusing on the most important learning standards, reducing complex reading passages and ambiguous language, slower pacing, and additional practice, student gain access to grade-level content.
Photo: Our adapted content breaks concepts into smaller, more accessible components
Our Inclusive Learning Coordinators collaborate with your school’s case manager, special ed coordinator, or lead teacher to provide timely student-centered data and support you in fulfilling your reporting requirements.
Photo: We provide student participation & attendance data, summative & formative assessment data, plus class work status & grades
Schools & students say it works
We’ve heard from schools, teachers, and students that Special Ed LIVE works!
Districts across the country are using Special Ed LIVE
We partner with districts across the country who use our Special Ed LIVE classrooms to meet their unique needs!
- Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Alaska
- KIPP Colorado, Colorado
- Weld Re-8 School District, Colorado
- Douglas County School System, Georgia
- West Harvey-Dixmoor Public School District 147, Ilinois
- Grand Rapids Public Schools, Michigan
- Granville County Public Schools, North Carolina
- Berkeley County School District, South Carolina
- Chester County School District, South Carolina
- School District of Newberry County, South Carolina
- Aldine ISD, Texas
- Lancaster ISD, Texas
- Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin