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Inclusion Strategies Of The Special Educator

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This course examines the roles of special educators when including students with disabilities into general education classrooms. Options for success that consider peer relationships, systematic instruction, behavior management, and collaboration are explored. This course focuses on inclusion strategies and collaborative activities that enable special educators, general classroom teachers, and administrators to successfully provide an optimal educational environment for students with disabilities.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or 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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    Inclusive Learning Environments

    • Identify the need for adaptation of curriculum
    • Examine the role of technology in instruction
    • Describe the impact of culturally and linguistically diverse settings
    • Examine the impact of heterogeneous groupings
    • Recognize the value of cooperative learning
    • Identify the use of multiple intelligences in instruction

    Planning and Managing the Inclusive Teaching and Learning Environment

    • Develop a systematic approach for inclusion
    • Determine a process for meeting individual student needs
    • Describe the need for a systems-level plan

    Communication and Collaborative Partnerships

    • Identify communication as the foundation of cooperation and collaboration
    • Describe the key components of the communication process
    • Examine the roadblocks to communication
    • Recognize the steps in conflict management
    • Identify the key characteristics of collaborative consultation
    • Identify the key characteristics of a collaborative team
    • Outline collaborative strategies for educators and families
    • Define collaborative teamwork

    Managing Student Behavior and Social Interaction Skills

    • Recognize the importance of peer relationships and support
    • Identify the benefits of social skills training programs
    • Outline the steps of contingency management
    • Examine aspects of contracting for behavior management

    Professionalism and Ethical Practices

    • Examine issues related to culturally and linguistically diverse populations
    • Identify ethical issues in managing behavior

    Philosophical, Historical, and Legal Foundations for Inclusion

    • Examine the impact of personal and United States philosophies of education
    • Identify historical and legal foundations of inclusion

    Issues of Inclusion

    • Contrast inclusion and mainstreaming
    • Identify resistance to inclusion
    • Describe the Regular Education Initiative
    • Define inclusion as an instructional intervention

    Professional Roles for Successful Inclusion

    • Identify contributions of general education teachers
    • Outline the role of the special education teacher
    • Examine the role of administrators
    • Examine the issues related to training and working with paraprofessionals
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