Recorded Webinar

COLLAB 2020 Breakout Session: Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19

Average: 4 (3 votes)
Topic tags:
Special Education, remote learning, COLLAB 2020, SPED
Special populations:
Special Education
Contact hours:
Target Audience:
Novice, Intermediate

Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element A: Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students.

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Resource material

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and eLuma recently presented a free webinar entitled, “Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19” (Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4pm EST). This webinar was designed to help teachers who are new to online instruction get up to speed as fast as possible. 

Learning Targets:

  1. Teachers will identify the necessary tools and strategies for online instruction;
  2. Teachers will adapt traditional in-classroom lessons into meaningful online instruction.
  3. Teachers will develop a strategy to monitor learning goals.
  4. Teachers will create processes to effectively manage online instruction.


Dr. Kelly J. Grillo is an award-winning educator. Most recently, Dr. Grillo is the 2020 Teacher of the Year for the International Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Grillo has been teaching online for more than two decades. She delivers high-impact accessible education using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in fully online environments. Follow her on Twitter @kellygrillo.

Jeremy Glauser is the founder and CEO of eLuma. With a background in education, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a passion for helping people in need, he founded eLuma to help solve the growing shortage problems in special education. The company has become the nation’s leading teletherapy solution provider for K12 schools and districts and has provided nearly one million hours of therapy to over 16,000 students throughout the United States.

Resource Links


Glauser, J. and Grillo, K. (2020, March 19). Teaching special education online during COVID-19. [Video file]. Retrieved from

Additional notes

The following related resources are optional. These should be viewed as desired and are not part of the required resources. Included in this set are additional resources identified at the original webinar and shorter videos from CEC supporting special educators with remote instruction, along with other quick reads that may provide further ideas for special educators. 

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Mimi Moll
Nice webinar