Foundational Skills for Working with Students with Special Education Needs in General Education Classrooms (1) Introduction to working with students with special education needs in the general education classroom, including history and legal foundation.
SPLED 430 Foundational Skills for Working with Students with Special Education Needs in General Education Classrooms (1)
This is the first course in the Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusive Classrooms and Differentiating Instruction course series. The course is appropriate for pre- or in-service general education teachers who are seeking content on the roles and responsibilities of the general education teacher in providing services to students with special needs. This course serves as an introduction and prerequisite to the subsequent courses in the series.
This course addresses foundational skills for working with students with special education needs in general education classrooms. Board course objectives include student understanding of the history and current relevance of special education law; roles and responsibilities of the general education teacher in providing services to students with special education needs; providing effective instruction to students with mild and severe disabilities; and developing and maintaining effective education teams.
Evaluation of proficiency will occur in a variety of ways including short quizzes, graded application assignments, and course exams. At the beginning of the course, students will receive a packet containing DVD's of faculty presentations with imbedded activities, ungraded quizzes, and checkpoint summaries. Each recorded session will be roughly 2.5 - 3 course total duration, exclusive of the required stopping/starting to complete imbedded, parallel learning activities. Some sessions may involve students accessing various targeted websites relevant to the content. Additionally, for most sessions, there will be assigned readings; an ungraded practice activity with feedback and/or comparison responses; and a graded assignment and quiz items. The latter will be delivered primarily via ANGEL with the instructor available for feedback and questions throughout the course via-PicTel or some similar videoconferencing technology.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.