Oct 21, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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SPED 655 - Academic Methods for Middle and Secondary-level Students with Disabilities

2 hours
The purpose of this course is to prepare candidates to use a variety of instructional strategies and create learning experiences that encourage middle and high school level student development across many skill domains and the Illinois Learning Standards. The content of this course will focus on academic methods for students with a variety of disabilities with emphasis on RTI tier 2 and 3 academic interventions at the middle and secondary level, the use of technology as a support for math and science instruction, content area instruction, learning strategies and study skills. This course provides significant coverage of the elements of the evidence based practice of Learning Strategy Instruction. Candidates will gain knowledge of a variety of teaching methods thus enabling them choose and implement instructional sequences and methods that address IEP goals and objectives, consider the needs of ELL students, and allow for errorless learning, development of conceptual understanding and the maintenance and generalization of skills across learning environments. Development of pre and post assessments, lessons and lesson plans and strategies for performance data analysis are an expectation of this course.



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