Summer 2020 - EDUC 426 D100
Teaching Children and Youth with Special Needs (4)
Class Number: 1405
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. 60 units including EDUC 220 or PSYC 250, or EDUC 401/402 or Corequsite: EDUC 403.
An introduction to the field of special education including studies of the definitional criteria and characteristics of major categories of special need, and the distinctive instructional challenges associated with these categories. The course focuses on the special learning needs of school age students, both elementary and secondary school levels, and emphasizes both the analysis of issues and treatment needs across the array of special needs.
This course will be delivered remotely on Mondays from 1:30pm to 5:20pm; however, we will not meet for the entire duration. The instructor will be available for the whole time in order to meet on line with students, answer questions and help with assignment completion etc. See 'Grading Notes' section for more information.
An introduction to the field of special education including studies of the definitional criteria and characteristics of major categories of special need, and the best research-based instructional strategies used to teach students with exceptionalities. The course focuses on the special learning needs of school age students, both elementary and secondary school levels, and emphasizes both the analysis of issues and educational needs across the array of special needs. Topics to be covered also include the History of Special Education in Canada, most specifically in B.C., Assessment and the Individual Education Plan (I.E.P.) Process and Creating Exemplary Learning Environments.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Describe the definitional criteria and characteristics of a variety of exceptionalities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies that can support students with these exceptionalities.
- Critically reflect on one’s own attitudes and beliefs about including students with special needs in the classroom.
- Ministry of Education Review 20%
- Online Visual Presentation 20%
- E-Portfolio 40%
- Reading Reflections (First half of course) 10%
- Reading Reflections (Second half of course) 10%
Please note that all teaching at SFU during the Summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. For this particular course we will continue to meet at the regular class time on Canvas via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra video conferencing. I understand for some of you that life circumstances have changed and you may not be able to join us each week at this specific time. I will be recording the sessions so that you will be able to watch them at a different time, if necessary. This does not mean that I would like everyone to do this. I would still like to have this class be as close to a face to face experience as possible (even if it is on-line) and have whole group instruction and discussion as well as break out groups which we can do on BB Collaborate. I am providing the recording feature as a means of accommodating students who are prevented by participating due to extenuating circumstances. Hopefully you all have the necessary technology necessary to take this course remotely. If you do not have devices which allow you to participate in this class, please let the instructor know ASAP.
Special Education in Canada: 3rd Edition. Alan Edmunds and Gail Edmunds. Oxford University Press.
The textbook can be purchased through the bookstore, or online through Amazon or Indigo.
Website for BC Ministry Resources for Inclusion: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/sped_res_docs.htm
Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines - 2016: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/inclusive/special_ed_policy_manual.pdf
Various articles will also be posted on Canvas.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.
Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.