Special Needs Courses

All ASDN courses are approved in ASD’s MLP system.

Framework and Formula for Writing Meaningful IEPs

NEW ONLINE CLASS – Registration starts January 28.

3 credits – Tuition (Tier 1/Tier2) $410/$465

Strengthen your overall ability to write legally defensible and meaningful IEPs, particularly for preschoolers and early elementary-aged students. Expand your skills in writing meaningful IEPs, engaging in data-driven decision-making, and delivering specially designed instruction.

This class includes four modules with 12 individual lessons. You can work at your own pace, alongside your team members, or with colleagues from across the state. Content for each lesson is delivered in brief videos you can watch, audio files you can listen to, and/or transcripts you can read. Each lesson includes practical strategies to strengthen your ability to do things like write better PLAAFPs, prioritize IEP outcomes, and help children who are struggling to have the skills needed to thrive in life and in school.

Target Audience

  • Child find and evaluation team members, including speech pathologists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, mental health consultants, and teachers.
  • ECSE providers and educators responsible for writing initial and ongoing IEPs for preschoolers and/or those transitioning from early intervention or to school age.
  • Early elementary educators who serve children with moderate to severe disabilities from Kindergarten through fifth grade.

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Attention Deficit Disorder

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59709 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Mick Jackson, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Autism & Aspergers Disorders

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59708 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Marrea Winnega, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59716 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Joan S. Halverstadt, MS/ED, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Abuse

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59717 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Peggy Rapp, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Education Classrooms

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59760 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Dr. Florah Luseno, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59745 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Bob Pillay, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59721 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Dr. Pamela Bernards, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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Traumatized Child: Effects of Stress & Trauma on Student Learning

Tuition (Tier 1 /Tier 2 Member Districts): $310 / $360
EDUC 59720 • 2 credits • Alaska Pacific University • Graded A-F
Instructor: Joan Halverstadt, Virtual Education Software, Inc.
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