ED-338:Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom

Course Description:
This course will provide techniques and procedures for assessing and teaching students with special needs in an inclusive classroom setting.

  • This course also meets PLO #(s): NA
  • Prerequisite Course(s): ED215, ED301a, ED201b, ED303.

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension and application of the FSM elementary school curriculum standards.
  2. Apply a variety of teaching approaches to meet learning needs of FSM elementary school students.
  3. Assess and evaluate learning of the elementary student at both the formative and summative levels.
  4. Organize and manage an elementary classroom environment for learning.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension and application of learning theories and principles, human development, language development, educational foundations, sociocultural issues, technology, and strategies for teaching students with special needs.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) – GENERAL:
The student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the various indicators of a student with special need and be able to identify appropriate educational assessment.
  2. Develop prodedures for integrating a students with special needs in regular classroom.
  3. Develop and modify instructional procedures and materials to allow a student with special needs to succeed in the regular classroom.
SLO PLO 1 PLO 2 PLO 3 PLO 4 PLO 5 PLO 6
1     D   D D
2       D D D
3 D D     D D

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC
The student should be able to:

General SLO 1:Demonstrate knowledge of the various indicators of a student with special needs and be able to identify atrnronriate educational assessment.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

1.1. Research and Develop an indicator checklist for students with each of the disability categories listed below:

  1. Learning Disabilities
  2. Intellectual Disabilities
  3. Emotional Disturbance
  4. Speech and Language Impairments
  5. Visual Impairments
  6. Hearing Impairments
  7. Orthopedic Impairments
  8. Autism
  9. Traumatic Brain Injury
  10. Other Health Impairments

Student Develop an indicator checklist for each disability categories.

 

 

A scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.

1.2. Research and Discuss assessment strategies used for students with:

  1. Math
  2. Language Arts
  3. Handwriting

Student develops and presents a power point presentation on assessment strategies used for students with each of the disabilities.

A scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.

 

1.3 Determine the primary error patterns and develop an informal assessment to validate student error patterns in:

  1. Math
  2. Language Arts
  3. Handwriting

Student determines error patterns using sample of student worksheets for different skills in Math, Language arts, and handwriting, and develops an informal assessment to validate students error patterns.

A scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.


General SLO 2: Develop procedures for integrating a student with special needs in the regular classroom.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

2.1 Discuss in writing strategies for promoting acceptance of students with special needs.

Written Checkout

2.2. Discuss in writing at least five (5) modifications and considerations to be made in a regular classroom to provide the most appropriate environment for student with special needs.

Written Checkout

2.3. Research on effective stragegies for integrating and teaching students with specials needs in an inclusive classroom.

Students develops and presents a powerpoint presentation on effective teaching strategies for integrating and teaching students with special needs in an inclusive classroom.

Written Checkout

2.4. Discuss the special education procecess specifically types of identification and assessment procedures for students with specials needs.

Written Checkout

General SLO 3: Develop and modify instructional procedures and materials to allow a student with special needs to succeed in the regular classroom. Student Learning Outcomes .


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment strategies

3.1. Discuss and Demonstrate teaching

Student discusses and remediating error patterns. Scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.

3.2. Research and Discuss instructional guidelines and accomodations for students with:

  1. Learning Disabilities
  2. Intellectual Disabilities
  3. Emotional Disturbance
  4. Speech and Language Impairments
  5. Visual Impairments
  6. Hearing Impairments
  7. Orthopedic Impairments
  8. Autism
  9. Traumatic Brain Injury
  10. Other Health Impairments

Students presents using a powerpoint presentation.

 

A scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.

3.3. Modify a regular lesson plan for each core subject area, using national/state curriculum standards, incorporating techniques and developed accomodation and/or adaptation materials for students with:

  1. Learning Disabilities
  2. Intellectual Disabilities
  3. Emotional Disturbance
  4. Speech and Language Impairments
  5. Visual Impairments
  6. Hearing Impairments
  7. Orthopedic Impairments
  8. Autism
  9. Traumatic Brain Injury
  10. Other Health Impairments

Students develop and presents/demonstrates a modified lesson plan in each core subject area incorporating techniques and accomodation and/or adaptation materials for students with each of the disability categories.

 

A scoring rubric and written checkout will be used.

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Identifying students with special needs
  2. Preparing regular class students to accept students with special needs
  3. Modifying lessons for students with special needs
  4. Modifying the regular classroom environment for students with special needs
  5. Modifying instruction for students with special needs
  6. Remediating math, language arts, and handwriting weaknesses in the regular classroom
  7. Understanding about the various indicators of special need and the educational implications
  8. Understanding about various assessment strategies
  9. Peer Teaching

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  1. Discussion
  2. Lecture
  3. Assignment
  4. Individual and group presentation
  5. Video presentation (Optional)

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Lewis, R. B., and Doorlag, D. H., Teaching Special Students in General Education Classrooms. (6th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2002. (or most recent edition)

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I. EVALUATION
None

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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