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Specialized Instructional Support Personnel


Specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) are critical to the well-rounded educational experience of students, and that’s why Share My Lesson has built a space to access relevant resources. The term “SISP” was introduced in 2015 in the Every Student Succeeds Act and replaced the term “pupil services personnel” that was used in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. SISP professionals include behavioral analysts, occupational/physical therapists, school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, speech-language pathologists, art therapists, dance/movement therapists, music therapists and other school-based healthcare providers. SISP can now find resources on Share My Lesson that address their specific needs.

Find Resources for SISP

Now it’s easier than ever for specialized instructional support personnel to find the resources they need. Searching by grade level, subject area and other keywords that best align with your work will help you find the best materials for your role.

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Let Our Team of Experts Recommend Resources

The work of SISP is specific. That is why we have a team of content experts ready to recommend resources we believe will benefit you the most. Whether you’re a school counselor, psychologist, social worker, library media specialist or offer other support services, we will send relevant resources based on your field of work.

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Contribute Resources to Share with Other SISP

Do you have tried-and-true resources that have worked successfully with students? Now’s your opportunity to share your tips and best practices with others in your field. Simply upload your best materials and use the SISP tag so other educators can find your resources easily.

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Earn Professional Development Credit

Access more than 300 free, for-credit webinars from the comfort of your home. Professional development credit is distributed after attending qualifying webinars. Topics of interest to specialized instructional support personnel include Collaboration for the Whole Child, New Resources to Help Grieving Students, and Collaborative Best Practices for Special Populations.

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Earn Professional Development Credit (even on-demand)

Did we mention, free?

Discuss with Other SISP

Join fellow specialized instructional support personnel nationwide and collaborate on best ideas and resources for your school and students. If you have a question and want to seek advice from other SISP from around the country, you can do that in our dedicated SISP community. You can also offer advice and learn about new tips from your ever growing network of colleagues.

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Find Your Local Affiliate Group

Share My Lesson created a personalized space for AFT local unions. These resources have been curated, with the help of local leaders, to serve as your one-stop destination for high-quality, educator-vetted materials. Within this section, you'll find information on how to get involved in the latest union actions, timely resource collections and lessons tailored to meet the particular needs of each locality, and ways to communicate with other union members in your local and across the country.

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