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About High-Leverage Practices

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High-Leverage Practices: Fundamental to Effective Teaching

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has developed and published a set of high-leverage practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates.

The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice:

Explore HLP Foundations

Resources designed to support and strengthen educators understanding of the high-leverage practices for students with disabilities — including how they were developed, what they are, the supporting evidence (as available), and how they can be used in classrooms. 

Access Professional Development Materials

Resources intended to be used as professional learning activities for educators to increase their knowledge, understanding, and use of the HLPs for students with disabilities. 

Apply HLPs

Resources to support teachers’ acquisition of how to use the high-leverage practices through scaffolded opportunities to practice - increasing in complexity and with less support provided overtime until mastery is developed.  

HLP Deep Dive

Come take a deep dive into some of the most used High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) -- including strategies to effectively implement those practices -- this Collection is perfect to enrich your HLP skills!

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What School Administrators Need to Know About HLPs: Tips for Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration
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CEC Standards and HLPs: A Practice-Based Continuum for Teacher Development
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Welcome to Our New Series on High-Leverage Practices
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High-Leverage Practices in Special Education
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Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices
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High-Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities: Glossary
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Georgia’s High-Leverage Practices Webinar: Reimagining Classroom Experiences to Maximize Student Engagement

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