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SPE-421-20, Elem Curric Design/Adaptation (FA15)

COURSE: SPE-421-20/SPE-570/SPE-571

COURSE TITLE: Individualizing the Curriculum/Strategies for Intervention/Vocational Transition Skills/Secondary Methods

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jodi King

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Special/Mondays/6:00 – 8:15 pm, 9/14/15 – 12/07/15.

CONTENT:

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to design learning environments that facilitate understanding and creates opportunities for collaborative learning to support inclusion for elementary and secondary students with disabilities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

**To demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements that impact on current programs and practices for students with disabilities. (CEC 1, InTASC 4, 7, SEO 1)

**To demonstrate knowledge of national, state and local curricular standards. (CEC 7, InTASC 7, SEO 1)

**To use technology for planning and managing the teaching and learning environment. (CEC 7, InTASC 7, 8, SEO 3)

**To identify and prioritize areas of the general curriculum and accommodations for individuals and exceptional learning needs. (CEC 7, InTASC2, 4, 5, 8, SEO 1, 3)

**To develop an understanding of the issues related to the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life.  (CEC 4, InTASC 1, 4, 9, SEO 2)

**To develop and implement comprehensive, longitudinal individualized programs in collaboration with team members. (CEC 7, InTASC 6, 7, 10, SEO 3)

**To sequence, implement and evaluate individual learning objectives.(CEC 7, InTASC 6, SEO 3)

**To develop and select instructional content, resources and strategies that respond to cultural, linguistic and gender differences. (CEC 7, InTASC 2, 9, SEO 4, 5)

**To develop IEPs which appropriately address student needs, promote access to general education and meet legal requirements. (CEC 1, 7, InTASC 2, 3, 4, 5, SEO 1

METHODS:  

Lectures, student presentations, site visits, group activities

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Attendance and Participation - 10%

Assistive Technology Module - 10%

IEP Quiz - 20%

SETT Framework - 10%

Transition Module - 10%

IEP - 20%

Special Topics Presentation - 20%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Gibbs, Gordon S., Dyches, Tina T.  2015. Guide to Writing Quality Individualized EducationPrograms (3rd Ed.) Pearson/Allyn and Bacon: Boston, MA.

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

None other than occasional current articles from professional journals that may be appropriate to the course.

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

None