Special Education

Special Education Department

The special education component of RESA 2 is for the improvement of special programs for handicapped and gifted exceptional learners in the six counties. A full-time Director of Special Education is responsible for the following activities:
  • Development and improvement of services to exceptional learners.
  • Development and revision of procedures used to implement the state and federal laws related to special education.
  • Helping parents to become full partners in the education process of their exceptional child.
  • Improving the effectiveness of the school level decision making process used to refer children to special education programs.
  • Improving teaching skills of teachers involved in the specially designed instruction for exceptional learners.
  • Providing special activities for exceptional students and/or their teachers.

The yearly implementation of these activities reflects the on-going commitment by the six counties of RESA 2 to provide quality programming services for exceptional learners.


Special Education Training Materials

Differentiated Instruction

The four learning styles

How do you adjust your teaching styles to students’ learning

Multiple Intelligence Theory

What is differentiated instruction and ways it occurs in the classroom.

Teaching strategies for differentiated instruction

How to plan for differentiated instruction, steps and resources to aid the process

Graphic organizer to differentiate instruction

Powerpoint from WVDE describing Differentiated Instruction


Six steps to a successful co-teaching situation

Approaches to Co-Teaching

Six approaches to Co-Teaching and descriptions Characteristics and variations

New models that rely on flexible schedules Issues that occur in Co-Teaching

Observation form to evaluate your own Co-Teaching situation

Powerpoint from WVDE about Co-Teaching


What is summative and formative assessment? Formative samples

Assessment rubric

Classroom Assessment


Functional Behavior

Standardized testing and examples of commonly used tools

How does assessment inform your instruction

Best Practices in Mathematics

What is “Best Practices” in Math?

Teaching and Learning – Best Practice Best Practices in Developmental Mathematics

Examples of Best Practices

Connecting CSO’s

Positive Classroom

Alternate Assessment (APTA)

Technology Special Ed. Forms and Info