Course curriculum

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    MODULE TWO: identity and roles

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    • Article: Learn about the effects of inclusion on postsecondary education outcomes.

    • Article: Learn about the difference between accommodations and modifications.

    • Article: Learn about the powerful effects of collective self-efficacy.

    • Video: Identity and Roles

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    • Reflection

    • Job-Alike Discussion: What stood out as salient from this past module, relative to your role? Are there any actions or needs that came to mind during the work of this module?

    • School-Based Discussion: Join the discussion with others at your school. In reflecting on Dilt's nested levels, where do you see the strengths and opportunities at your school? (Use the northernmost pin if you are in this course alone from your school.)

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    MODULE THREE: universal design for learning

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    • Article: Read about the Universal Design for Learning framework.

    • Video: universal design for learning

    • Resource: Review a list of many ways students can show what they can do and understand. Can you add to the list?

    • Case Story: In this case story, read about how one educator used multiple means of expression in her units on using evidence to support claims.

    • Website: Visit the CAST website to learn more about UDL.

    • Resource: View ten online tools for multiple means of expression that are regularly recommended by educators.

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    • Reflection

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    MODULE FOUR: service delivery

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    • Article: Read about special education service structures and alternatives to consider.

    • Video: Service Delivery

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    • Reflection

    • Article: Read about research on using paraprofessionals (shadow teachers)

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    MODULE FIVE: assessment and grading for equity

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    • Article: In this seminal (and lengthy) literature review, Black and Wiliam synthesize the results on the effects of formative assessment.

    • Article: In this article, Butler and Nisan compare the effects of feedback, feedback with a grade, and no feedback or grade on student performance.

    • Article: In this chapter, Sue Brookhart provides strategies for making our feedback more effective in impacting student learning.

    • Resource: In this issue of Educational Leadership Magazine, authors explore a focus on feedback over one on grades.

    • Video: Mastery-Based Assessment

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    • Resource: Examples of learning progressions from Lucy Calkins

    • Resource: In this policy brief, learn about the role of learning progressions in standards-based reform.

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    MODULE SIX: memory, reasoning, and metacognition

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    • Article: This article outlines different types of mnemonics with descriptions and tips for using them.

    • Resource: The dyslexia toolkit from the National Center for Learning Disabilities

    • Article: This article provides a structure for using Read Aloud for comprehension. The figure on page 288 uses a flowchart to present discourse routines.

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    MODULE SEVEN: supporting social emotional learning and positive behaviors

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    • Article: In this Kappan article, learn about the importance of a social-emotional learning curriculum to academic success.

    • Article: In this article, learn about the effects of integrating a social-emotional learning curriculum with PBIS.

    • Article: In this article, Lee Ann and Dominic Smith talk about the flaws of a typical behavior management system used in elementary schools.

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    MODULE EIGHT: social communication and autism spectrum disorders

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    • Resource: Visual Supports Tool Kit

    • Resource: Read more about the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    • Resource: Free web-based modules available on a range of topics specific to ASD

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    • Reflect

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    MODULE NINE: sharing goals for inclusion

    • ASSIGNMENT: goals for inclusion