Learning Your Way online courses

Learning Your Way is Formed Families Forward’s online learning portal for parents, caregivers, youth and professionals. Participants enroll and can access course on-demand, learning at their own pace.

As of August 2021, FFF offers Special Education 101, a FREE self-paced course designed to introduce foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers to key phases of the Special Education Cycle. Each lesson in the course will take between 30 and 60 minutes. Learning at your own pace, and the lessons can be started and stopped at your discretion. Upon full completion of each individual lesson and the associated activities, a certificate will be awarded.    

Lesson 1 explains the Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility process and includes a case study.

Lesson 2 describes the Individualized Educational Program and provides an activity on writing SMART goals.

Lesson 3  gives guidance on post-secondary transition and life after high school.

Lesson 4 offers strategies for monitoring instruction and implementation of the IEP, including specific information about high leverage academic practices that may be used by the schools.