mth575 | Graduate

Mathematics Instruction For Special Education

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This course focuses on the vertical alignment of national, state and local mathematical standards used to deliver content instruction, in the area of mathematics to diverse learners. In addition, this course will provide the learners the opportunity to examine and analyze strategies that support learner development, learner differences, content knowledge, application of content, assessment, planning instruction and professional practices.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Parent, Teacher and Community Collaboration and Professional Development

    • Analyze the importance of parent–teacher communication and collaboration.
    • Examine how family and personal experiences shape teaching and learning perceptions in the mathematics classroom.
    • Identify professional development opportunities in mathematics for exceptional learners available in your state.
    • Explore strategies to utilize community resources in the mathematics classroom.

    Integrating Literature, Technology, and Media; and Learner Environment

    • Create a safe and productive mathematics learning environment for exceptional learners.
    • Investigate effective uses of technology and media in the classroom.
    • Analyze how literature integration into mathematics affects the exceptional learner.
    • Explore how students use language to express mathematical thinking.

    Methods of Assessment and progress monitoring of exceptional learners

    • Evaluate a variety of assessment strategies to enhance exceptional learners’ understanding of mathematics.
    • Use assessment data, including observation and documentation, to guide instructional decisions.
    • Analyze formative and summative mathematics assessments and rubrics.
    • Describe how the assessment process can promote learners’ acceptance of responsibility for their own learning.

    Instructional Strategies for teaching mathematics to exceptional learners

    • Identify a variety of research-based mathematical instructional strategies for diverse learners.
    • Identify problem-solving techniques that will enhance mathematics instruction for the exceptional learner.
    • Utilize appropriate instructional strategies and materials that enhance students’ conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.

    Planning Mathematics Instruction for Exceptional Learners

    • Identify age-appropriate accommodations and modifications for the exceptional learner in a mathematics classroom.
    • Integrate cross-disciplinary skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, into mathematical lessons for exceptional learners.
    • Connect concepts using differing perspectives to problem solve mathematical issues related to local and global concerns.
    • Create learning experiences that make math accessible and meaningful for all diverse learners.
    • Plan instruction that supports acquisition of math concepts, content curriculum, and pedagogy.

    Math Education Content Knowledge and Standards for Diverse Exceptional Learners

    • Explore the ranges of abilities and needs of exceptional learners in the mathematics setting.
    • Examine models for developmentally meaningful integration of cross-content curriculum for diverse learners.
    • Analyze mathematical content knowledge for exceptional learners.
    • Identify how exceptional learners will be affected by state and national standards for mathematics.
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