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SPE-321-20, Meth Teaching Stu Special Nds (FA14)

 INSTRUCTOR: Dawn Jacobs

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Thursday 6-8:45 PM, 09/11/2014-11/13/2014

CONTENT:

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with methods to facilitate the teaching of students with significant learning and behavioral differences.  Course content will include cognitive processing, classroom management and organization strategies, models of instructional delivery, adaptation of instructional materials, strategy instruction, and means of assessing student progress. Current trends and issues in special education will be included as well. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To use strategies to facilitate integration of students with disabilities into various settings (CEC 2; InTASC 7, 8; SEO 1, 2)

-To teach individuals to use self-assessment, problem solving, and other cognitive strategies to meet their needs (CEC 4, 5; InTASC 8; SEO 3)

-To select, adapt, and use instructional strategies and materials according to characteristics of the individual with exceptional needs (CEC 3, 5; InTASC 1, 4, 8; SEO 1)

-To use strategies to facilitate maintenance and generalization of skills across learning environments (CEC 2, 3, 5; InTASC 8; SEO 3)

-To use procedures to increase the individual’s self-awareness, self-management, self-control, self-reliance, and self-esteem (CEC 2, 3; InTASC 4, 7, 8; SEO 4, 5)

-To understand the demands of learning environments (CEC 2; InTASC 3,4,7,8; SEO 1, 2)

-To understand basic classroom management theories and strategies for individuals with exceptional learning needs (CEC 2, 3; InTASC 5; SEO 1)

-To effectively manage teaching and learning (CEC 5; InTASC 1, 3, 8; SEO 2)

-To understand social skills needed for educational and other environments (CEC 1, 2; InTASC 3, 7; SEO 5)

-To create safe, equitable, positive and supportive learning environments in which diversities are valued (CEC 2, 7; InTASC 1, 3, 8, 10; SEO 4, 5)

-To design learning environments which encourage active participation in individual and group activities (CEC 2, 7; InTASC 1, 3, 7, 8; SEO 5)

-To modify learning environments to manage behaviors (CEC 2; InTASC 3; SEO 1)

-To use performance data and information from all stakeholders to make or suggest modifications in learning environments (CEC 2, 4, 7; InTASC 3,4,6,7; SEO 3)

-To establish rapport with individuals with and without exceptional learning needs (CEC 1, 7; InTASC 2; SEO 5)

METHODS:

Students will engage in both teacher and peer directed instruction using various large and small group formats.  Presentations, case studies and written assignments may also be used.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

Quick Writes (4): Class Warm-up - 12

Assignment #1- Instructional Strategies Chart - 10

Assignment #2- Organizational Procedures - 8

Assignment #3- Behavior Intervention Plan - 24

Assignment #4- Strategy and Differentiation Lesson Plan - 20

Assignment #5- Re-teach Lesson Plan – 26

Total Possible Points - 100

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Salend, S. (7th Edition). Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices.

Wong, Harry K. & Rosemary, The First Days of School (4th Edition)

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

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