Date: November 30, 2011
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle
Andrea Capizzi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Special Education
According to the increasingly widespread model of inclusion for special education students currently in place in many schools, students with mild to severe special needs spend most or all of their time and participate fully in an inclusionary general education classroom with non-disabled peers. While inclusion can lead to substantial social and academic benefits for all students, in practice it can be challenging for teachers to meet the varying needs of all students in one classroom. In this presentation, strategies for promoting effective inclusion are discussed (Bowe, 2005; Jorgensen, Schuh, & Nisbett, 2005; Mastropieri & Scruggs). Topics include co-teaching and collaboration between general and special education teachers, cooperative learning and other effective instructional techniques, classroom management and supports for all students, student assessment, and coordinated planning and staff development.
This annual series of workshops provides training for school teams that include both general and special educators. Workshops focus on innovative evidence-based practices to improve the quality of education for students with diverse learning needs. Founded in 1996, the Britt Henderson Training Series is made possible at no cost to participating educators through an endowment from the Robert and Carol Henderson family in memory of their son Brett.
Individuals and school teams are welcome.
For more information, contact Mary Crnobori at (615) 343-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.