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SPE-421 Elementary Curriculum Design and Adaptation

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course applies principles for adapting curriculum to special needs students at the elementary level.  It includes analysis of diagnostic and developmental factors, goal setting, and IEP formulation.  The course explores instructional strategies, identification of materials and resources, and evaluation techniques as they relate to the basic content areas and the Common Core Standards. Prerequisites: SPE-201, 326.  Permission required.  [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements that impact on current programs and practices for students with disabilities
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of national, state and local curricular standards
  3. Use technology for planning and managing the teaching and learning environment
  4. Identify and prioritize areas of the general curriculum and accommodations for individuals and exceptional learning needs
  5. Develop an understanding of the issues related to the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life 
  6. Develop and implement comprehensive, longitudinal individualized programs in collaboration with team members
  7. Sequence, implement, and evaluate individual learning objectives
  8. Develop and select instructional content, resources and strategies that respond to cultural, linguistic and gender differences
  9. Develop IEPs which appropriately address student needs, promote access to general education and meet legal requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Attendance and Participation
  2. Assistive Technology Module
  3. IEP Quiz
  4. SETT Framework
  5. Transition Module
  6. IEP
  7. Special Topics Presentation

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

  • This course does not require any assignments prior to the first class.