Understanding the Abilities of Students - Cancelled

Thursday, January 9, 2020
The registration period has closed for this event.

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Registration open through 12/4/2019 3:28 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Understanding the unique abilities of students allows the staff to better understand the student and their individual needs in the classroom. Reviewing their 504 Plan or IEP to gather information to use in the classroom to ensure academic success is imperative for the classroom teacher. Whether the student has a visible or invisible disability, is at grade level, or needs accommodations to access materials the knowledge of their abilities and challenges is an area that will be discussed in this workshop. Examining a variety of case studies to assist teachers to better understand a student’s unique needs and to have a meaningful participation in the classroom will be explored.


Barbara Layer is a Consultant and member of the Instructional Support Team at CASE. She holds a BA in regular and special education from Northern Illinois University, an MA in technology from National Louis University, and studied Educational Leadership at Roosevelt University. She began teaching in the south suburbs as a special education teacher for students with physical impairments before working for SASED North as an orthopedic itinerant teacher. Barb retired in 2016 after working for CASE for 26 years as an orthopedic itinerant teacher and as an administrator the last two years at Glenwood Academy. For the past 14 years she has taught at Roosevelt University as a professor in the area of Special Education. As a special education teacher, her focus has always been on helping students develop their talents to become as independent as possible, encouraging her students to plan for post high school opportunities including college and career as appropriate.

Continuing Education Credits
Professional Development Credit: Hours - 2


Free of charge for CASE member districts and staff (Districts 15, 16, 41, 44, 87, 89, 93).
$100 for the training for all other registrants. Materials are included unless otherwise noted.

CASE Itinerant Services Office

1104 N. Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.

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