State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732

Specially Designed Instruction
in General Education Classrooms

Ensuring Students with Disabilities Achieve Their Potential

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D. - Presenter

Professor Emerita, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Download Information PDF HERE

The purpose of this 2-day, virtual workshop is to explore key characteristics of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and its centrality in the education of students with disabilities.

Session focus areas: (1) The appropriate selection and implementation of SDI, (2) SDI examples and options across core subject areas and behavior so that participants have real-world ideas they can use with their students, (3) The planning process that general and special educators should follow in discussing SDI, (4) Responsibilities of administrators related to this critical dimension of special education

This is a TEAM training and requires at least one or more of the following members:
 General Ed Teacher
 Intervention Specialist
 Administrator

Registration: Each team will identify a Lead Contact who will register all team members. Once the required members are registered, each team member will receive a confirmation email from Sue Adams-Noll.


Registration is open to districts served by SST 9, Stark County ESC and Tri-County ESC. Interested districts not located in this service area will be placed on a wait list and may participate if space allows. Registration will close on June 17, 2021 or when the 150 available spots are filled. Wait list districts will be notified after this date if space is available. There is NO COST to participate in this 2-day series.

Day 1: June 24, 2021 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Day 2: June 25, 2021 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Attendance for both dates is required
Both sessions will be virtual on ZOOM. Session links and materials will be sent the week of the training via email from

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