STAR Online Learning System (SOLS) is designed to provide preschool, elementary, and secondary students access to remote learning opportunities. Through evidence-based lesson plans and a scope and sequence that provides scaffolded learning opportunities, teachers can provide students individualized instruction.
SOLS has three strands that have been leveled to meet the continuum of needs of all students and includes content that can be individualized to meet each student’s IEP goals. Instructional strategies are centered on evidence-based practices appropriate for students with autism and other developmental disabilities, to teach skills in critical areas.
Strand A sessions are for students who may have difficulty attending to the instructor during an online session. The focus of these sessions will be guiding caregivers to teach students new skills both during the online sessions and throughout the day.
Strand B sessions are for students who are able to attend for short periods of time and will be a combination of direct teaching and caregiver coaching.
Strand C sessions are for students who are able to attend for the entire session and will be direct teaching between student and teacher.
Lesson plans provide teachers with presentation materials, guides, and instructional content to conduct lessons.
SOLS includes professional development webinars, providing educators both the materials and training, to ensure successful remote learning sessions for teachers, students, and families. Research has shown that when teachers and families collaborate in a student’s instructional programming, it results in positive learning outcomes in communication, academics, and social skills.