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Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities Through Primary Sources

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Accessing Inquiry for Students with Disabilities through Primary Sources
Tue, 03/03/2020

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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 virtual tools for differentiation and potent means to motivate students.

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 and Grade Level

Teachers in Social Studies or Humanities; 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 will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per DESE regulations). 

Participants may choose instead to take this course for 1 graduate credit in partnership with Westfield State University. 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.

Date and Location

Face-to-Face, Northampton: March 3 and 24, 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm, Collaborative for Educational Services 

Cost: $72.50. Lunch will be provided during sessions. Training cost is reduced thanks to support from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

Registration Deadline: February 25

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