Tuesday, June 19, 2007: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ponderosa Pines (Boise Centre on the Grove)
C Workshops (wo)
The Winning Equation: Access + Attitude = Success in Science
The Winning Equation is an interactive workshop to introduce concepts, strategies, and high/low-tech tools to fully include students with diverse learning needs, including those with disabilities, in science education. This workshop will focus on universal design concepts as a foundation and framework for increasing student achievement in science. It will also present strategies for general science curriculum access for students with diverse learning needs. Strategies include the use of technology, universal curriculum design, and collaborative learning to create a supportive and responsive learning environment for students with different strengths, needs, and backgrounds. The use of academic accommodations and the role of student self-advocacy in enhancing overall student success will also be integrated into session content. Participants will engage in small group learning activities that explore a universally designed curriculum model and a step-by-step accommodation model to fully include students with various disabilities and learning needs. Specifically, teachers will explore science activities from the regional MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) curriculum and work collaboratively to explore examples of teaching strategies and accommodations to enhance participation of students with various types of disabilities, and engage students with a variety of learning styles. Participants will be introduced to a variety of concepts and strategies that utilize mainstream and assistive technology to improve curriculum access and active participation for students in grades K-12. They will have hands-on experiences with both high and low-tech tools that can make today’s curriculum accessible to all students.
Sponsor: Pacific Division Section on Science Education
Organizers:Lyla Crawford
Valerie Sundby
Workshop Leaders:Valerie Sundby
Lyla Crawford

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