Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources

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Emerging America
PDPs: 
22.5
Graduate Credits: 
1
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Learners
Professional DevelopmentHistory and Social Studies
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy
Special Education

Description

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.

Grounded in a decade of practice by history educators, historians, and experts in Special Education, and based on current research and innovative classroom practices, this exciting graduate-level course supports content instruction for Students with Disabilities in History-Social Studies & Humanities (including literature, art, music, & language); and for Special Education teachers.

 Featuring models of best practices and employing primary sources and analysis tools, participants will:

  • 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

Audience

Teachers in Social Studies or Humanities, including literature, art, music, and language; Grades 4 - 12 

Invite a partner! We encourage - but do not require - participation of teams, such as a Special Education teacher and a History/American Literature teacher, members of a department, or interdisciplinary teams.

Credits

22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit in partnership with Westfield State University. This workshop meets the Massachusetts state ESE relicense requirement in strategies for effective teaching for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles (Special Education PDPs).

To earn PDPs or Graduate Credit, participants must complete all assignments by the last class, details of which will be provided in the class syllabus. Graduate Credit from Westfield State University costs $125. Registration for Graduate Credit takes place in the first class, with payment accepted by credit card or check.

Dates and Locations

This is a two-day workshop.

  • July 11 and 12, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm, at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway in Cambridge (Register by July 4)
  • October 19 and November 16, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm, at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham Street in Hudson (Register by October 12)

Cost and Registration

The cost of the workshop is $65 for member districts, and $72.50 for non-member districts. Register online or download and mail the registration form, available on the right side of this page.

The July workshop is co-sponsored by Cambridge Public Schools. Offered at no cost to teachers of the Cambridge Public Schools. Cambridge Public School teachers with registration questions should contact esullivan@collaborative.org.

The October/November workshop is co-sponsored by Hudson Public Schools. Offered at no cost to teachers of the Hudson Public Schools. Hudson Public School teachers with registration questions should contact esullivan@collaborative.org.

Lunch will be provided at full-day sessions.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.