State Knowledge Utilization Spotlight: Maryland

Although all steps of the TAP-IT process are critical, this spotlight describes how the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services uses the plan and implement stages of TAP-IT to assist local school systems (LSSs), instructional coaches, and educators with implementation

Marcella E. Franczkowski Receives the 2017 Hero Award from the Harbour School

Marcella E. Franczkowski, Assistant State Superintendent for the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, was honored by the Harbour School, a private school individualized education services for students with disabilities ages 6-21, grades one through twelve.

Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that every state establish and maintain an advisory panel to advise the state’s Department of Education regarding the education of children with disabilities. The Maryland Special Education State Advisory Committee (SESAC), serves as the advisory panel to the Assistant State Superintendent of the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

Get to Know Dr. Elizabeth Berquist

As a leader in the UDL field, her mission is to spread the word about how this philosophy for curriculum design provides a framework for success for all learners, from preschool to college, from the special education classroom to the gifted classroom. Maryland Learning Links caught up with Dr. Berquist to hear how implementing UDL is not as hard as many may think.