Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Resources


Office of Special Services

Presentations & Resources for High-Quality, Innovative Growth of SPED Administrators & Satff


Professional development generally refers to ongoing learning opportunities available to teachers and other education personnel through their schools and districts. Effective professional development is often seen as vital to school success, necessary for continued growth for educators, and necessary for improving student achievement. Schools and districts today face an array of complex challenges - from working with an increasingly diverse population of students, to integrating new technology in the classroom, to meeting rigorous academic standards and goals, and finally the cost of registration fees and travel. Our mission within the Office of Special Services is to provide state-of-the-art professional development to all SPED personnel within the comforts of their home and/or their schools via webinars, video-conferencing, SKYPE, and other methods of technological communication.

This site is a "work in progress" and will always be in a state of "under constructiton" as we begin to bring to you high-quality, innovative, state-of-the-art professional development at the click of mouse and the tap of your fingers.

Below you will find a listing of projected presentations that will be available via webinars, video-conferencing,etc. beginning January 2013.

Please note that the listing is not inclusive nor exhaustive of potential professional developments.

Our Goal: To empower you to be the best of the best!

Growth to AYP!


  • Instructional Decision Making Process and CBM
  • Using Data to Lead
  • Differentiated Accountability
  • Use of Summative & Formative Data in Special Education Assessment
  • Monitoring Transition Services (Indicator 13)

SPED 101

  • Curriculum Matrix: Bridging the Gap to WCSD AV Revised Curriculum
  • Accommodations & Modifications for Instructional Success
  • Basic Legal Requirements for Special Education
  • Effective Strategies for Addressing Behavior Issues
  • Extended School Year
  • Framework for Effective Special Education Services
  • IDEA 2001: Changes Affective Special Education Teachers
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • SIT Presentation
  • Response to Intervention
  • Transition Planning: What You Need to Know
  • Transition Summary of Performance 2010-2012

SPED 201


  • Delivery of Service Models - Part 1
  • Delivery of Service Models - Part 2
  • Videos Related to DSM Part 2: Co-Teaching Planning Session; Co-Teaching Tag Team; Co-Teaching Stations; Co-Teaching Alternative

Links to free online courses, webinars, or presentations:

Links to the South Carolina Department of Education's provided continuing education resources:

ELearning Professional Development

PBS Teacherline Professional Development

SCETV Emedia Professional Development