Duval County Schools will offer disabled students special education classes to encourage them to participate more actively in their learning.
A school resource officer for the county said the special education class is designed to help students with specific learning challenges, such as hearing disabilities, autism, and ADHD.
“It’s not an academic class,” the resource officer, Lauren Jones, told Newsweek.
“It’s a way to help them learn and be engaged with the school environment.
And if you don’t have the ability to learn, it helps you learn to manage your behavior.”
A program that offers special education students special classes for disabilities, called the Special Education for Children with Disabilities (SEED) Program, has been operating in the county since April.
Students with special needs will receive a customized classroom that includes technology to help teachers teach them in an environment free from distractions.
The school resource officers will be available to help with the class, as well as students who may need assistance to attend the class.
“We are trying to find out what makes students learn better, and to get them into the classroom,” Jones said.
“We want to make sure that they are participating in the learning process and are not just sitting there doing nothing.”
The SEED program is part of a larger program of training teachers and principals in the use of technology to improve student learning.
The program includes a special education program, which includes technology such as iPads and tablets for students with disabilities.
The SEEd program was created in the early 1990s as a way for parents to learn about technology in a safe and secure environment.
It has grown since then, with more than 5,500 teachers and students participating in special education.