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 Fall 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. Learn 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.

Learning Your Way is open for Fall and Spring Sessions. Registration opens 8/1 for Fall session and 2/15 for Spring session.

Fall 2021 registration for Learning Your Way opened August 1 through October 30, 2021. Registered participants can access the course through December.

Spring 2022 registration will open in mid-February.

New courses on Communicating and Collaborating and Trauma coming in 2022!