Inclusion of students with disabilities at all levels is a challenge, one that has been intensified by the mandates of NCLB and the reauthorized IDEA. More specifically, NCLB states that students with disabilities will be counted in calculation of annual yearly progress, and thus must be proficient in curriculum content; and IDEA '04 states that special education teachers must have certification in specific content areas in order to be highly qualified to provide self-contained instruction to students with disabilities.
These two legislative actions have a tremendous impact on teachers, schools, families and, most importantly, secondary students with disabilities. Furthermore, they make it essential for secondary teachers to know what is working in effective, inclusive schools across the country.
This video/DVD features Dr. Lisa Dieker, Associate Professor, author and nationally acclaimed teacher trainer, whose work over the last 15 years has focused on two aspects of inclusion of secondary students with middle to moderate disabilities: 1) The philosophy, structure, climate and instruction in secondary schools that are embracing the needs of students with disabilities in inclusive settings 2) The role of effective teams of teachers in co-teaching secondary environments at the middle and high school level.
This exciting and practical video is specifically designed for those educators who are either developing or currently working to include students with mild to moderate disabilities in secondary classrooms.
The viewer will: