Social Studies and Humanities pose distinct challenges for struggling learners, including extensive discipline-specific vocabulary, difficult informational texts–including complex primary sources, and a need for background knowledge. Yet the authentic sources, important ideas, and connections to issues of these subjects also offer vital tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.
An exciting grad course from the Collaborative for Educational Services supports content instruction for Students with Disabilities in History-Social Studies & Humanities (including literature, art, music, & language); and for Special Education teachers.
Grounded in a decade of practice by history educators, historians, and experts in Special Education, and based on current research and innovative classroom practices. Featuring models of best practices, employing primary sources and analysis tools. Gain and apply practical classroom strategies.
Integrate History of Disability through issues of citizenship, private and government responsibility to provide services, and struggles for empowerment. Create/adapt lessons: Universal Design for Learning and brain-based language learning.
1 Graduate Credit is available for this course through Westfield State University.
Please note: Online asynchronous work will start April 7 and participants will meet for a live webinar (that will be recorded) on April 12, 2023, · 4:00 – 5:15 PM ET.
For more information on this and other Emerging America courses: http://www.emergingamerica.org/professional-development
Special workshop registration fee made possible by a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Eastern Region mini-grant.