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SPD638 Content Differentiation

Lead Faculty: Dr Judith Menoher

Course Description

An in-depth look at students with mild to moderate disabilities served both in and out of the general education classroom with an emphasis on differentiating instruction for successful learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe atypical development and characteristics of a student with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners, all categories, covered by Federal law under M/M disabilities and how it affects core curriculum;
  • Coordinate and collaborate the comprehensive instructional program for students with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners using the core curriculum standards;
  • Utilize a variety of appropriate assessment tools and strategies in order to make effective educational decisions for students with mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners & to develop effective instruction aligned with the core curriculum;
  • Collaborate with a general education teacher to differentiate lesson plans for a unit of instruction in order for students with mild/moderate disabilities and diverse learners to access the core curriculum. Analyze/evaluate completed differentiated lesson plans. Consult with a general education teacher to assist in differentiating lesson plans for a low-ability student included in a general education math class, given a brief background of the student's needs;
  • Integrate and apply the knowledge and skills needed to teach English language learners and students from diverse backgrounds and experiences;
  • Engage in multiple field experiences in a broad range of service delivery options for students with disabilities mild moderate disabilities and diverse learners.