Objectives:
1. Teacher candidates use motivational and instructional interventions to teach individuals with exceptionalities how to adapt to different environments. [CEC 2.2, InTASC 3(j)]
2. Teacher candidates, through collaboration with general educators and other colleagues, create safe, culturally responsive learning environments to engage individuals with exceptionalities in meaningful learning activities and social interactions. [CEC 2.1, InTASC 3(k)]
Topic Material:
Textbook1. Behavior Management: Principles and Practices of Positive Behavior
Read chapters 4 and 12 in Behavior Management: Principles and Practices of Positive Behavior Supports.
http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/pearson/2013/behavior-management-principles-and-practices-of-positive-behavior-supports_ebook_3e.php
Electronic Resource1. How Cooperative Learning Works for Special Education and Remedial Students
Read “How Cooperative Learning Works for Special Education and Remedial Students,” by Jenkins, Antil, Wayne, and Vadasy, from the Council for Exceptional Children (2003).
http://www.casenex.com/casenex/cecReadings/howCooperativeLearning.pdf

2. What is Project Based Learning?
Read ?What is Project Based Learning?? from the Buck Institute for Education website.
http://www.bie.org/about/what_is_pbl/

3. Kagan Structures and Learning Together- What is the Difference?
Read “Kagan Structures and Learning Together- What is the Difference?” by Kagan, located on the Kagan website.
http://www.kaganonline.com/free_articles/dr_spencer_kagan/ASK13.php
e-Library Resource1. Using Collaborative Reading Groups to Accommodate Diverse Learning and Behavior Needs in the General Education Classroom
Read ?Using Collaborative Reading Groups to Accommodate Diverse Learning and Behavior Needs in the General Education Classroom,? by O?Brien, from Beyond Behavior (2007).
https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=25385109&site=ehost-live&scope=site

PLEASE READ CAREFUL

Professional Development Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom
Create a 12-15 slide PowerPoint or Prezi presentation to be given to general classroom teachers in a professional development setting, based on inclusion and classroom management strategies that could be incorporated into classrooms.
Include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
The presentation should address the following:
? Identifying realistic expectations for the personal and social behaviors of students with exceptionalities in various settings;
? Supporting and promoting social skills needed for educational and other environments by individuals with exceptionalities;
? Designing learning environments that encourage active participation in individual and group activities for individuals with and without exceptionalities;
? Organizing, developing, and sustaining learning environments that support positive intracultural and intercultural experiences; and
? Using collaborative learning groups and project-based activities to help students practice self-determination and self-advocacy skills.
Support your presentation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, sold academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Week 3 DQ 1 word count 200- 250
Discuss Kagan?s four elements for successful cooperative learning. How can teachers hold individuals and groups accountable during group projects?
Week 3 DQ 2 word count 200 – 250
How does project-based learning motivate students? How can teachers help students be successful when working collaboratively in groups?

 

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