Spring 2016 Assignments

SPED 4300.01 Spring 2016 Assignments

Choose 4 of the 6 assignments for a total of 200 points.

Individual assignments will be calculated in the final grade for this course. These assignments are completed at a high level and require your critical analysis of the topics.  Assignments require computer use. Due dates for assignments are established in the course calendar (see attached).  All assignments must be submitted in class unless specified otherwise by the instructor. You will choose and fully complete the requirements for 4 of the 6 online modules to supplement your learning in this course. Each completed assignment is valued at 50 potential points. It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete at least 4 of the modules. You will submit evidence that you completed the module (e.g.: answers to questions, notes, etc…) and an assignment reflection (to be assessed according to the Assignment Reflection Rubric). Guidance for writing a reflection is provided next to the rubric. Each assignment must be submitted in a folder with your name on the outside.

The module topics are Diversity, Collaboration, RTI, Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Management and Inclusion.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when completing assignments:

ASSIGNMENT 1: (CHOOSE 1 MODULE)

IRIS Module 1: Classroom Diversity: An Introduction to Student Differences
IRIS Module 2: Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know

·   Complete all sections of the module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module

·   Watch 15-20 minutes of video vignettes (selection sheet provided in final pages of syllabus)

·   Write a minimum of a one-page reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the student learning objectives pertain to the content. Also implicitly indicate which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of diversity.

ASSIGNMENT 2: (CHOOSE 1 MODULE)

IRIS Module 1: Collaborating with Families
      IRIS Module 2: Effective School Practices: Promoting Collaboration and Monitoring Students’ Academic Achievement

·   Complete all sections of the module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module

·   Watch 15-20 minutes of video vignettes (selection sheet provided in final pages of syllabus).

·   Write a minimum of a one-page reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the student learning objectives pertain to the content. Also implicitly indicate which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of the role of effective collaborations.

ASSIGNMENT 3:  

IRIS Module 1: RTI (Part 1): An Overview

·   Complete all sections of the module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module to self-assess your comprehension of the content

·   Watch 15-20 minutes of video vignettes (selection sheet provided in final pages of syllabus).

·   Write a one to two page meaningful reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the student learning objectives pertain to the content. Also implicitly indicate which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of Response to Invention.

ASSIGNMENT 4:

IRIS Module 1: Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students

·   Complete all sections of the module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module to self assess your comprehension of the content

·   Watch 15-20 minutes of video vignettes (selection sheet provided in syllabus).

·   Write a minimum of a one-page reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the course learning objectives pertain to the content. Also implicitly indicate which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of effective implementation of differentiation instruction in your anticipated content/grade level.

ASSIGNMENT 5:

IRIS Module 1: Classroom Management (Part 1): Learning the Components of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan

·   Complete all sections of each module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module to self assess your comprehension of the content

·   Watch 15-20 minutes of video vignettes (selection sheet provided in syllabus)

·   Write a minimum of a one-page reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the learning objectives from the standards matrix pertain to the content. Also indicate implicitly which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of classroom management.

ASSIGNMENT 6: 

IRIS Module 1: Accessing the General Education Curriculum: Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities

·   Complete all sections of the module

·   Read and answer the questions to the “Assessment” section of the module to check your own understanding

·   Write a minimum of a one-page reflection on all how the information relates to your goals as an educator and identify which of the learning objectives from the standards matrix pertain to the content. Also indicate implicitly which element of thought you used in expanding your understanding of inclusion.

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