SOURCE: Canter

September 22, 2011 16:00 ET

Canter Introduces Advanced Instructional Strategies for Special Educators Course

Self-Paced Course Explores Research-Based Strategies to Help Students With Special Needs

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - To meet a growing demand in the field of special education, Canter, a leader in professional development for educators, is expanding its offerings with a new self-paced graduate course geared to both experienced and aspiring special educators. Advanced Instructional Strategies for Special Educators explores the latest research-based approaches to designing, adapting and delivering instruction for students with special needs.

Using the "acquisition to generalization" framework, participants learn to help students in grades K-12 develop new learning strategies and apply those strategies across subject areas. Participants in this course also learn how to:

  • Use ongoing assessments to help improve their students' learning.
  • Incorporate standardized testing as part of a broader set of assessment tools.
  • Evaluate what comprises an effective rubric and how to create and apply one.
  • Help students measure, monitor and modify their own learning.

U.S. News & World Report has identified special education as one of its "50 Best Careers of 2011," and this new course offers educators the opportunity to hone their skills in this high-demand field.

Leading education experts featured in the course include Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D.; Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ed.D.; Catherine Compton-Lilly, Ed.D.; Alfred Tatum, Ph.D.; John Ross, Ph.D.; and Vicki Davis. The course is available online or in print & DVD learning format. For more information, visit

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Canter is committed to enhancing teaching and learning by providing teachers with graduate courses that feature the most current research-based theory combined with practical strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom. Canter offers its courses in partnership with highly respected institutions, allowing teachers to benefit from Canter's quality curriculum in a self-paced format, while earning graduate credit from leading accredited institutions. Every Canter graduate course is developed with the needs of the teacher in mind. To date, more than 295,000 teachers nationwide have taken Canter graduate courses to enhance their learning and advance their careers. To learn more about Canter, visit

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