System of Support (SOS)
The OCDE Special Schools program has created an extensive professional learning community (PLC) to train and support staff. Our training model, System of Support (SOS), is designed to provide staff with the most current and research based information and training related to the best practices. Our model is designed to provide teachers with opportunities to receive training and then meet in collaborative groups to discuss and develop instructional strategies and materials related to their training(s). An administrator and a teacher who is identified as a Support Facilitator support each collaborative group.
The collaborative group teachers meet on a quarterly basis for additional training opportunities and exchange of instructional strategies to better meet the needs of students.