Jena has a wide range of classroom experiences that include special education paraprofessional, peer model preschool co-teacher, Title I instructor, and 3rd grade teacher. She has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Exceptional Student Education. She is excited about sharing how intentional classroom and instructional design can change the game for your student. She enjoys watching movies, camping, playing games, traveling, and home projects.
I specialize in supporting universally designed access to the curriculum, including implementation of assistive technology (AT) and accessible educational materials (AEM) for your students needing intensive interventions. Please email me with any requests for support with your students' needs.
Simple, practical, and use-it-tomorrow: this two-part session is all about reading and writing instruction for students with the most significant disabilities. Focused specifically on students who have complex learning needs, you'll have the opportunity to explore key instructional strategies and tools and how to work them into in a busy classroom. In the writing recording, you'll find information on predictable chart writing, independent writing, and times to build in authentic writing opportunities throughout the day.