AERO e-Learning Plan

The A.E.R.O. e-Learning Plan was developed in accordance with Public Act 101-0012. A local school district/cooperative's e-Learning plan must be adopted by Board resolution and the local Regional Office of Education must approve the program prior to the use of an emergency day. Public Act 101-0012 allows school districts statewide to utilize e-Learning days in lieu of emergency days and maintains flexibility for students to engage in instruction outside of the classroom.


The A.E.R.O. e-Learning Plan is designed for students with disabilities and will include activities that support student progress toward achievement of their annual goals and objectives, all while taking into consideration the health, safety, and well-being of students and staff.


We extend our appreciation to the A.E.R.O. Governing Board and the A.E.R.O. Executive Board for their ongoing support and dedication to learners with diverse abilities.

Benefits of utilizing e-Learning for emergency days:

A.E.R.O. e-Learning Program Goals: 


Student Expectations

A.E.R.O. families will be expected to report student absences either via the REMIND app or by emailing the classroom teacher by 8:30am.


Teacher Expectations


Expectations for Education Support Personnel (ESP)

Paraprofessionals play a vital role in the daily instruction of students with IEPs. It is essential during an e-Learning day that these professionals are included in the daily learning activities of our students. A.E.R.O. paraprofessionals should work under the direction of the classroom teacher and may contribute to remote/virtual instruction in the following ways:



Related Services Provider and Educational Support Personnel Expectations

Nurse Expectations


Teacher Tips


Required Statement of Assurances

Appendix A

Remote Learning Resources and Digital Tools


 Remote Learning for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder


 Remote Learning for Students with Significant Intellectual or Multiple Disabilities


 Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times


Remote Learning resources compiled by the A.E.R.O. Behavior Intervention Department


Boom Cards Click the links below created by Multi Needs teacher, Maggie Thompson on how to use Boom Cards to engage students.


Click here for an overview of how Maggie Thompson uses Boom Cards in her Multi Needs classroom.


Google Classroom: Click here to access several short screencast videos about how to use Google Classroom.


Click here to watch a short screencast by PRIDE teacher Jordan Singer, who uses Google Classroom to differentiate her assignments.


Google Slides: Click the links below to access short screencasts by Multi-Needs teacher Kristin Aardsma on using Google Slides to make morning meeting more interactive.


Click here to view video on Preventing Click to Advance/Direct Select Activities. Click here to view video on linking videos and websites.

Click here to view video on creating drag and drop activities.


Google Forms: Click the links below to access short screencasts by PRIDE teacher Jordan Singer to learn how to use Google Forms as an assessment tool.


Click here to view a video on how to create a Google Form assignment.

Click here to view a video on how to set a Google Form to “auto grade.”


Remind: Click here to watch a short overview on Remind.


Click here to watch a short screencast by STAR teacher Craig Olson, who uses Remind to communicate with families and send work home.


Screencastify: Click here to view several short videos on how to use Screencastify.


Click here to see a short overview of how STAR teacher Kaleigh Passman uses Screencastify to conduct read alouds for her students.


Zoom and Google Meet: Click here to read an overview of how to use Google Meet for Remote Learning.


Click here to visit the Zoom YouTube Channel, which includes many helpful “how-to” videos.

Last Updated: March 21, 2021