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SPED3020-B Teachng Inclus Clsrm: Pre K-12    (Fall 2014)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

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Course Details

Students registering for this course must also register for section "B" of SPED0302.

Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2014 - 12/13/2014)

Days: R

Time: 06:00 - 08:50 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Patrick Henry 304

Seats Available: 16 Seats

Credits: 3

Co-Requisite courses must match session/section/location

Course Description

Today's teachers are often challenged by the wide variety of student's ability levels and backgrounds in inclusive elementary classrooms. Many educators strive to differentiate instruction to address their students' individual interests, ability levels, and learning profiles. They attempt to adapt their content (what will be taught), process (how it will be taught), and the product (the assessment of the content through culminating projects). Teachers who differentiate instruction engage in curriculum and instruction which considers each student's learning strengths and needs in order to maximize the learning capacity of all the students (Tomlinson, 1999; Tomlinson & Eidson, 2003). This course will teach practical strategies for aspiring classroom teachers to differentiate lessons in order to meet the needs of all students which includes students with exceptional needs to students who are English Language Learners (ELL students). Some of the differentiated instruction strategies that will be taught will include: flexible grouping, RAFTS, WebQuests, anchor activities, tiered instruction, and learning contracts. The current special education legislation, utilizing the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), technology for differentiating, and techniques to make modifications in specific content area classes will be taught as well.

Prerequisite: ECED2100 or Concurrent

Co-requisite: SPED0302

About The Instructor

Shellie N. Hipsky, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education
Education


hipsky@rmu.edu
412-397-6030 phone
412-397-6044 fax
Nicholson Center 427
Profile

For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor section for a link to a Faculty Website.



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