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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a special and inclusive education unit of a standard Foundations of Education course. Topics covered include:
- The Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Section 504 regulations and accommodations in public schools
- Qualifications for special education services
- Culturally responsive teaching (CRT)
- Response to intervention (RTI)
- Improvements in gender equality for education
1. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines
The Individualized Education Plan is a critical document for children who receive special education services. In this video, we will take a brief look at the development and function of this important document.
2. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.
3. How Students Qualify for Special Education Services
Understanding how students qualify for special education services can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be. In this video, we will break down the basics of special education qualification in the K-12 public school system.
4. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
5. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
6. Improving Gender Equality in Education
A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.
7. Classroom Accommodations for ADHD: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will explore the challenges of ADHD students and practical steps teachers can take - such as stating instructions clearly and praising good behavior - to help them be both positive and productive.
8. Current Trends in Special Education
It has been estimated that 54% of students with disabilities are receiving their instruction in the regular classroom 80% or more of the day. With more students with disabilities receiving their instruction in the general education classroom, support for inclusion has increased.
9. Empowering Students with Technology
As technology becomes more prevalent in the classroom, teachers have new ways to empower student learning. This lesson will explain how technology can be used to empower students.
10. Jigsaw Activities: Examples & Classroom Applications
Learn about jigsaw activities, and how they're used in the classroom. Find out how to apply jigsaw activities to your lessons. Review the lesson then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
11. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law
This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.
12. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.
13. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
14. What are Cognitive Disabilities? - Definition, Types & Examples
Educators must be prepared to work with students with cognitive disabilities. In this lesson, we will review the definition and different types of cognitive disabilities that are present in today's classrooms.
15. How to Write a Social Story: Examples & Ideas
Social stories are often used with students with communication and behavior difficulties, to demonstrate appropriate behavior in different situations. This lesson will define and detail how to write social stories, and provide some examples.
16. Teaching Diversity in the Classroom
Diversity is a key aspect of what students can learn in school. This lesson may give you some ideas about helping students appreciate and understand diversity in helpful and meaningful ways.
17. Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
Teaching students with disabilities in an inclusive setting is a complex task that requires full cooperation and participation from teachers. While many teachers are reluctant to try inclusion, it is critical that we shift our mindset and allow access to general curricula to every student, regardless of their abilities or limitations. This lesson will outline what an inclusive classroom looks like, along with the benefits and challenges that come with it.
18. Teaching Young Children in Multicultural Classrooms
Students come to the classroom with a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. It is important that you create an environment where this is celebrated. This lesson will give you some tips and strategies for teaching in multicultural classrooms.
19. What is Blended Learning? - Definition & Models
In this lesson we'll learn how blended learning disrupts the traditional classroom to provide more engaging and meaningful learning experiences for K-12 students. We'll also discuss the various types of models and how to integrate a blended environment.
20. Inclusive Classroom: Definition, Strategies & Environment
Creating and maintaining a successful inclusive classroom requires much thought and collaboration. This lesson will introduce the concept of inclusive classrooms and how you can make your classroom successful for inclusion.
21. Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Read on to learn how Section 504 affects employers, students and teachers in companies and schools.
22. Group Activities for Kids with Autism
Group activities can help forge relationships among autistic children, allowing them to develop social skills more readily. Engaging a child with autism can be challenging, but in this lesson we will learn some strategies for making it easier.
23. Transitional Bilingual Education Programs: Pros & Cons
This lesson provides an overview of bilingual education programs in American schools. It outlines the pros and cons of the programs which should be helpful for teachers and schools implementing transitional education programs.
24. What is Bilingual Special Education?
Teaching students who are learning English can be a challenge, especially when those students also have learning disabilities. This lesson introduces Bilingual Special Education.
25. Models of Bilingual Education Programs
Bilingual education has been around in the U.S. for hundreds of years, and today it is even more important and prevalent than ever. In this lesson, we will provide an overview of various bilingual education program models used in schools today.
26. Evidence-Based Practice in Special Education
Evidence-based practice in public education is not just a good idea--it's required by law! There is no need for teachers to rely solely on their own ideas when we have a foundation of proven strategies that work in the classroom. Let's explore!
27. IEP Mediation for Resolving Disputes
In this lesson, we will discuss the mediation process, which outlines the events that occur when the family and the school district are not in agreement about the IEP.
28. ADA & Private Schools
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires entities to make reasonable accommodation to aid people with physical or mental disabilities. This lesson answers questions about how the law applies to private schools.
29. Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Social Studies
In this lesson, teachers will learn some methods for differentiating instruction for students in social studies class. The strategies presented are applicable to a variety of age and grade levels, and they can be adapted to meet the needs of all learners.
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