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Mathematics Instruction For Special Education

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This course focuses on the vertical alignment of national, state, and local mathematics standards used to deliver content instruction in the area of mathematics to learners with exceptional learning needs. In addition, this course will provide the candidates 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 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Parent/Teacher Communication and Community Collaboration

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

    Mathematics Education Content Knowledge, Standards, Instruction Planning, and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Mathematics to Exceptional Learners

    • Identify how exceptional learners will be affected by state and national standards for mathematics.
    • Analyze mathematics content knowledge for exceptional learners.
    • Examine models for developmentally meaningful integration of cross-content curriculum for diverse learners.
    • Plan instruction that supports acquisition of mathematics concepts, content curriculum, and pedagogy.
    • Create learning experiences that make mathematics accessible and meaningful for all diverse learners.
    • Connect concepts using differing perspectives to problem-solve mathematics issues related to local and global concerns.
    • Integrate cross-disciplinary skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving, into mathematics lessons for exceptional learners.
    • Identify age-appropriate accommodations and modifications for the exceptional learner in a mathematics classroom.
    • Identify a variety of research-based mathematics instructional strategies for diverse learners.

    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.
    • Describe how the assessment process can promote learners’ acceptance of responsibility for their own learning.

    Integrating Literature and Technology Into Mathematics for Exceptional Learners

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