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Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms


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Part I: FOUNDATIONS FOR EDUCATING ALL LEARNERS. 1. Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: Your Journey Begins. 2. Introducing Universal Design for Learning. 3. Policies, Practices, and Processes for Special Education and Inclusive Education. 4. Diversity in the Classroom: Learners with High-Incidence Disabilities. 5. Diversity in the Classroom: Learners with Low-Incidence Disabilities. 6. Learners with Gifts and Talents, Learners Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and Other Learners at Risk. Part II: PLANNING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LEARNERS. 7. Collaboration and Cooperative Teaching: Tools for Teaching All Learners. 8. Designing Learning That Works for All Students. 9. Assessing and Evaluating Learner Progress. 10. Selecting Instructional Strategies for Teaching All Learners. 11. Selecting Behavioral Supports for All Learners. Part III: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR ALL LEARNERS. 12. Assistive Technologies and Innovative Learning Tools. 13. Creating Literacy-Rich Environments for All Learners. 14. Developing an Understanding of Mathematics in All Learners. 15. Teaching Critical Content in Science and Social Studies to All Learners. Appendix A: InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards. Appendix B: Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Initial Level Special Educator. Preparation Standards.

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Debbie Metcalf has worked in partnership with Pitt County Schools and East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina as a special educator and intervention specialist for Pitt County Schools and as a Teacher-in-Residence in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Carolina University for fifteen years. She currently teaches methods courses and works in the classroom with undergraduate preservice teachers. Debbie holds a Master of Arts in Education degree from San Diego State University and is certified in both general and special education, including assistive technology. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 1997. In 2004, she was awarded the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award from the International Council for Exceptional Children. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children and is active in the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES). Debbie has taught students of all ages for over 30 years in California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Michigan, and North Carolina. She continues to mentor new teachers and teachers pursuing National Board Certification. Her primary research areas include access to the general curriculum for students with exceptionalities, collaborative teaching models, alternate assessment models for diverse learners, curriculum design and revision, alignment, and service learning. Richard M. Gargiulo is Professor Emeritus of special education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he has been a teacher educator for more than three decades. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Richard taught fourth graders and young children with intellectual disability in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Upon receiving his doctorate he joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he taught for over eight years. A frequent contributor to the professional literature, Richard has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, including sixteen textbooks. His previous professional contributions include serving as the first Fulbright Scholar in special education assigned to the former Czechoslovakia; being twice elected as President of the Alabama Federation, Council for Exceptional Children; serving as President of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), Council for Exceptional Children; and serving as President of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), Council for Exceptional Children. Currently, Richard serves as the Southeast Representative to the board of directors of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Teaching, however, has always been Richard's passion. In 1999 he received UAB's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007 he was honored by the Alabama Federation, Council for Exceptional Children, with the Jasper Harvey Award in recognition of being named the outstanding teacher educator in the state.

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