This course provides an opportunity for elementary school teachers to gain an understanding of the special education process and to explore their role in that process in order to support instruction and learning in the classroom. Throughout the course, participants will become familiar with special education requirements, timelines and resources, explore strategies for collaboration and communication with other professionals and families, and enhance their ability to meet the needs of students with IEPs in their classrooms. This course is premised on the belief that students with disabilities are students first and that good instruction for all students is based on being responsive to individual learning needs.