Meta-reflection: Standard 8: Exceptionality

Grading…a challenge for every teacher. An extra challenge -grading children with an IEP; different learning goals than the general education student. What can we do to grade appropriately? Well, this PowerPoint will answer some questions and give some good ideas. It is important, however, to remember that grading processes are often to measure a child’s progress in comparison to the norm. Including an additional progress report with a quarterly report card, that highlights their progress in correspondence with their IEP, would be beneficial to all parties involved in the child’s education. The artifact below satisfies standard 8: Exceptionality: Addresses the unique learning and behavioral needs of all children, collaborating with other educators and professionals where necessary.

Exceptional Learners and the Grading System Powerpoint Presentation

Another artifact that satisfies standard 8 is the following presentation on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Powerpoint Presentation

Two of my colleagues and I created this power point presentation to better understand and aid our fellow educators’ understandings in how children learn language, to investigate the positive and negative impacts of second-language learning and to better serve students with language disorders. This artifact also satisfies standard 8: Exceptionality.

Language Development and Linguistic Diversity Powerpoint Presentation

Below is a direct link to all artifacts and discussions that I feel have implications regarding exceptionality.

https://oswook.wordpress.com/category/standard-8-exceptionality/

Grading Exceptional Learners

Grading…a challenge for every teacher. An extra challenge -grading children with an IEP; different learning goals than the general education student. What can we do to grade appropriately? Well, this PowerPoint will answer some questions and give some good ideas. It is important, however, to remember that grading processes are often to measure a child’s progress in comparison to the norm. Including an additional progress report with a quarterly report card, that highlights their progress in correspondence with their IEP, would be beneficial to all parties involved in the child’s education.    Exceptional learners and the Grading System Powerpoint Presentation

Consultation-based academic interventions for children with ADHD

This article is a follow-up on a previous study that randomly placed students with ADHD into two groups. One group was taught by teachers receiving Intensive Data-Based Academic Intervention (IDAI) consultation and the other group was taught by teachers receiving Traditional Data-Based Academic Intervention (TDAI). The IDAI teachers received consultation on creating interventions based on assessment data. They were also provided feedback and modeling. The TDAI group of teachers created interventions based on teacher’s choice and did not receive feedback or modeling.

To read more: Academic Journal Abstract SPED

End discriminatory ban on special education at religious schools: Seattle Times article

This article addresses Washington State’s ban on special education services being provided at religious, private schools. A public hearing was held to attend to the need for special education services to be provided in all schools, not just secular institutions.

The article refers to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to strengthen their argument. IDEA strongly suggests that special services be provided at the point of learning, which is the student’s classroom. With the ban in place this is impossible as parents are forced to seek special education services outside of the religious schools. The ban will be lifted if the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction approves this proposal.

Three families, recognizing the stigma that is being unconstitutionally placed on their children, filed a federal lawsuit against the state in regards to the ban. “After all, no parent should be forced to choose between her child’s physical needs and the school she believes is best for her child” (2009). Media Article 1

Language Development and Linguistic Diversity

Two of my colleagues and I created this power point presentation to better understand and aid our fellow educators’ understandings in how children learn language, to investigate the positive and negative impacts of second-language learning and to better serve students with language disorders. Language Development and Linguistic Diversity power point