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Education Coordinator Services
​(Special Education Consultant)
       
 
There are nine Educational Coordinators in the GECDSB. They provide services for sixty-one Elementary and fifteen Secondary Schools throughout Windsor and Essex County.  Educational Coordinators are part of the Special Education team and regularly visit their assigned schools.  They coordinate services, consult with teachers, administrators and parents and provide professional development opportunities.
         
      
    Service Coordination
    • Coordinate special education services for exceptional pupils
    • Coordinate and advise principals and teachers in preparation for Identification Placement and Review Committee meetings
    • Assist in transition of exceptional pupils between various levels of regular and special education programs
    • Liaise with community partners/agencies to support students, families and school personnel.  Examples of agencies include:  
      • Children First
      • Erie-St. Clair Community Care Access Centre – School Health Support Program
      • Glengarda Child and Family Services
      • Help Link
      • John McGivney Children’s Centre
      • Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services
      • Summit Centre
      • Thames Valley Children’s Centre – Autism Intervention Program
      • Thames Valley Children’s Centre – Autism School Support Program
      • Windsor-Essex County Children’s Aid Society
      • Windsor Regional Children’s Centre
    • Coordinate transition planning from pre-school to early years, grade to grade, elementary to secondary and/or secondary to post-secondary or community
     
    Consultation
    • Consult with school personnel, special education services team, parents and community agencies relative to student needs and individualized programming
    • Serve on School-based Team Meeting committee in a consultative capacity
    • Assist school team in determining Special Equipment Amount (SEA) needs as per Ministry SEA Guidelines
      • Computers, printers, scanners, software
      • Implementation planning and student training
      • Specialized equipment (lifts, change tables, etc.)
      • Accessibility / Universal Design
    • Visit classes to aid with integration, organization and implementation of recommended programs / strategies / Individual Education Plan (IEP)
    • Provide consultative services to teachers, principals and parents on school related matters with a focus on special education
    • Facilitate interpretation of professional assessments and reports from agencies
     
    Professional Development
    • Initiate and assist in training to enhance teachers’ knowledge and instructional practices. This may include:  
      • Structured Learning Environments
      • Differentiated Instruction
      • Universal Design
      • Individual Education Plan (Accommodation, Modification and Alternative curriculum)
      • Student Profiles 
      • Visual Supports
      • Assessment and Evaluation
      • Behaviour Management
    • Organize and provide in-service opportunities for students, teachers, support staff and parents
      • Assistive Technology
      • Teaching Strategies
      • Community Outreach