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Curriculum Planning & Adaptation for Special Education - Chapter Summary
Take a look at this chapter's lessons to review the basics of curriculum planning and adaptation in special education. As you progress through the chapter, you'll review the planning, developing and implementation processes for several types of curricula, including core, general, supplementary and functional curricula. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Describe the elements of a core curriculum and a general special education curriculum
- Identify district, state and national education standards resources
- Outline the process of planning and developing a curriculum
- Select and implement a supplementary and functional curriculum
- Compare several levels of differentiated output
To help you solidify your understanding of these curriculum planning and adaptation concepts, we've included short self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and the chapter is accessible on any computer or mobile device. You can also revisit these resources as many times as needed.
1. What is Core Curriculum?
Educational experts have worked to define curriculum content for more than two decades. This focus has determined what is core at each grade level while maintaining academic ownership for educators. Learn more about core curriculum in education here.
2. Resources for District, State & National Education Standards
District, state and national education standards are used to guide instruction and ensure students are developing the content area knowledge and critical-thinking skills needed to succeed after they graduate. Learn more about education standards used at the district, state and national levels, and find out where you can access resources for each.
3. Essential Elements of General Curriculum for Special Education
In this lesson, you will learn about the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements and how to use them to differentiate a standards-based general curriculum for special education students.
4. Curriculum Planning Process & Development
Curriculum planning and development is a challenging but important process. If teachers use standards to write annual, unit, and lesson plans, they will ensure that their students are exposed to all necessary material in a given school year.
5. Supplementary & Functional Curriculum: Selection & Implementation
Students with disabilities may benefit from adaptations to the traditional curricula. This lesson will discuss the selection and implementation of supplementary and functional curriculum in special education.
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