Week 6 SPD 500 Assignment Resources
Textbook1. Special Education for All Teachers
Read Chapter 1 of Special Education for All Teachers.
Electronic Resource1. Common Core State Standards: Application to Students with Disabilities
Read “Application to Students with Disabilities,” located on the Common Core State Standards website.
2. The Promise and Peril for Students with Disabilities
Read “The Promise and Peril for Students with Disabilities,” by Thurlow, from The Special Edge (2012).
3. Fewer, Clearer, Higher Common Core State Standards: Implications for Students Receiving Special Education Services
Read “Fewer, Clearer, Higher Common Core State Standards: Implications for Students Receiving Special Education Services,” located on the International Center for Leadership in Education website.
Website1. Common Core State Standards
Review resources available on the Common Core State Standards website.
e-Library Resource1. F.A.T. City: A Look Back, a Look Ahead—A Conversation about Special Education
View “F.A.T. City: A Look Back, a Look Ahead-A Conversation about Special Education”.
Assignments: Please Review All and Please Answer All Question, Label The Question or Bold the Question.
F.A.T. City: A Look Back, a Look Ahead—A Conversation about Special Education Video Analysis View the video “F.A.T. City: A Look Back, a Look Ahead—A Conversation about Special Education.” In a 500-750-word video analysis, discuss:
A. How does Richard D. Lavoie define and explain fairness in the classroom?
B. What advice does he offer to parents regarding fairness?
C. What does he say about assumptions, and why does he discuss them?
D. What are three key concepts from the video that were especially meaningful to you?
E. How will they impact your professional teaching practice?
Be sure to cite specific examples from the video in your analysis.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Benchmark – SPD-500 Summative Examination
Part 1: Short Answer Responses
Evaluate the following case studies, identifying IDEA disability categories where applicable. In 100-250 word responses, classify the IDEA disability category that each student may fall under. Provide a rationale for your identification choice that takes into consideration each student’s developmental milestones.
Tomas entered Mrs. Richards’ Kindergarten classroom at the beginning of the school year with great excitement! He showed great interest in learning and being in the classroom with other students. As the school year progressed, however, Tomas’ excitement quickly turned into frustration. He struggled with recognizing the letters in his name, identifying different shapes, and consistently could not follow two-part instructions. He also was dramatically less able than his peers to focus on a task. His frustrations have led to impulsive actions. Mrs. Richards has called a meeting with his parents to address her concerns.
Harper, 3rd grade
Harper attends Sunset Elementary School and has been placed in a class with 25 other 3rd graders. Harper loves her teacher Mrs. Hernandez and struggles when a substitute takes her place. She excels in math and tends to get bored when the other kids in her class struggle. Harper also loves reading about the weather, somewhat obsessively, and can share weather facts and details for hours. She enjoys going to school, but does struggle with the loud noises a school brings. In school assemblies, for instance, she becomes overly upset about the noise level and tends to rock back and forth to calm herself.
Austin, 5th grade
Austin was 9 years old when he was hit by a car while riding his bike on the sidewalk. He broke his arm and leg and also hit his head very hard. When he came home from the hospital he looked just fine, but he needed lots of help. Now back at school, there are changes in Austin that are hard to understand. It takes Austin longer to do things and he has trouble remembering. He can’t always find the words he wants to use. Math is hard for him now, but it was his strongest academic area before the accident.
Part 2: Essay
Selecting one of the student scenarios in Part 1, address the following prompts in a 750-1,000-word essay:
A. Describe how language, culture, and family background influence the learning of individuals with the selected disability.
B. Summarize the cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development of individuals with the selected disability and three instructional approaches that respond to the needs of individuals with the selected disability.
C. Support your response with at least three scholarly resources. Prepare this assignment according to the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Discussion Questions Topic 6, DQ 1-word count 200
Describe a strategy or activity that promotes the learning and well-being of others in the classroom. Why do you believe this strategy would be a success?
Discussion Topic 6, DQ 2 – word count 200
Which of the teacher dispositions relates to the concept of fairness? How does a teacher display fairness in the classroom? Give two concrete examples.
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