This workshop will identify the key differences between Special Education (IEP) and Section 504 by highlighting the legal definitions and key elements required in each type of learning plan. We will discuss the process from referral through implementation taking a deep dive into relevant language, differentiating between accommodations and modifications, types of special education services vs. related services.
There will be discussion about best teaching practices that support plan implementation as well as positive student growth, progress, and outcomes. Come prepared to learn, share, and make new connections.
My name is Jessica Golden-Harrington and I am a certified School Counseling Director and Special Educator. My years as a student at UNH solidified my desire to be a lifelong learner.
I started my career as a paraeducator in a traditional public school and have worked as counselor, special educator, and school administrator in a variety of settings including public schools. private therapeutic day schools, and Chartered Public Schools. I am the former Assistant Director and Head of Counseling at Academy for Science and Design Chartered Public School. Currently, I have started my own professional adventure launching Golden Education Consulting & Training.
I believe that student success starts and grows from a place of empathy, compassion, and care.