Student Accommodations and Modifications in the Tier 1 Setting

This webinar will provide participants a working understanding of accommodations vs. modifications, as well as when to implement either and for whom. The setting of focus will be Tier 1, either in the Gen. Ed. classroom, or with specialists. Through the use of situational examples, problem-solving, and discussion, you will learn how to incorporate accommodation and modification supports in your classroom. You will be better able to recognize when such supports are needed, have a toolbox of practical ideas to choose from, and feel more comfortable implementing these new tools into your everyday practice.


1) To understand the definitions of both accommodations and modifications in an academic setting.
2)  To leave with a toolbox of practical accommodation and modification supports that you can implement in your classroom.
3)  To gain a better understanding of how accommodation and modification support fit into a Tier 1 setting and to feel comfortable implementing them when needed.

Includes 2 clock hours

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Specialists (Music, Art, PE, etc.)

Meet the instructor:

lara francisco

Lara Francisco is an education specialist at the Haring Center for Inclusive Education. She received her Special Education Teaching Degree from Western Washington University and is continuing her upper-level studies at Seattle Pacific University’s School of Education. She has a Washington State Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education (K-8) as well as for Special Education (K-12).

Lara’s work focuses on inclusionary practices in the classroom while looking at the whole child – academic, behavior, and social-emotional needs.  Understanding the importance of having strong internal systems, collaboration, and the benefits of using a Multi-Tiered Support System, Lara often provides support in these areas as well.  

Prior to joining the Haring Center, Lara spent 25 years working in both the Highline and Seattle School Districts. She has been a resource room teacher, a 1st and 2nd-grade teacher, a math specialist, and an MTSS team member and lead. She has also received additional training in both Positive Discipline and Roots of Empathy.

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Haring Center Professional Development and Training team at