Faculty Publications and Presentations

Publication Date

Fall 10-23-2009

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Science and Mathematics Education | Special Education and Teaching

Comments

Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) 10th annual fall conference in San Diego, CA.

Abstract

The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of evidence based best practices for inclusive science instruction and to equip teachers with applicable strategies for scaffolding instruction and responding to learner needs based on research in special education and science instruction. As a result of this session, participants will learn strategies and methods for helping students learn to independently design experiments, use the scientific process, and develop critical thinking skills. There will also be an emphasis on effective co-teaching practices and employing instructional strategies for reinforcing skills and content knowledge across the curriculum, providing more time for instruction and additional opportunities for reinforcement and review of science and reading/writing skills.