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The Ideal

Classroom for
ALL Learners
Final Project
Melinda Dwyer
EDUC 230
May 3, 2015

InTASC Standard
Standard #3: Learning Environments
The teacher works with others to create environments that support
individual and
collaborative learning, and that encourage positive
social interaction, active
engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Brief Description:
For this assignment I created my ideal classroom for ALL learners as I reflected on this
past semester and the what I have learned. I first decided on important Classroom
Characteristic environments. Then, I choose specifically 3 general exceptionalities to
discuss accommodations and why exceptional students are receiving them. I also
added several useful websites for further exploring within the PowerPoint.

Rationale:
To document my understanding of InTASC Standard 3, Learning Environments, I
have selected to include My Ideal Classroom for ALL Learners, My Final Project. I
have created this Point to show my ability to create environments that supports all
learners including exceptional learners. The classroom management and ideas
encourage positive social interaction and active engagement in learning, and selfmotivation.

Important
Parent
Communication
Email (
mdwyer14@ivytech.com)

School

Phone

(555-555-5555)

School

Website

(www.k12.com)

Class

Website

(www.dwyer.com)

Classroom
Environment
Warm

& Friendly
Clean & Organized
Structured
Productive
Supplies Available
Students Work
Displayed

21st Century Students


Language/ Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Technology
Engineering
Physical Education
Art
Music
Library

Classroom Management
Children have the
right to

learn.
be respected.
a good, quality
school.
be prepared for their
future.
a safe and loving
environment.

Teachers have the


right to

teach.
be respected.
be flexible.
be wrong or make
a mistake.
A safe and loving
environment.

Students Positive and


Negative Behavior
Behavior Chart
Every morning students begin on green.
Positive behavior results in a clip up
Negative behavior results in a clip down
End of the day we will evaluate how your childs
day was.
Students will record daily behavior results
in
communication binder.
Parents daily will you please check the binders
daily and sign the behavior sheet.

Diverse Classroom
Inclusive-

The practice of educating


students with disabilities in regular
classrooms alongside nondisabled
students (Koch, 2014).
Multicultural- I am dedicated to create
a community in our classroom, a place
where diversity is not just tolerated but
celebrated (Tiedt & Tiedt, 2010).

Important Federal Laws

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures


that all children with disabilities are entitled to a free
appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and
prepare them for further education, employment, and
independent living. http://
www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/disability/idea.aspx
The goal is to improve the academic performance of all
students, including those with disabilities (Hallahan,
Kauffman & Pullen, 2015). http://www.ed.gov/esea

Rosas Law

Mandated the use of the term intellectual disability instead


of mental retardation (Hallahan, Kauffman & Pullen, 2015).
Family Campaigns to Eliminate the Word 'Retarded' Video ABC News

Intellectual Disabilities Learners


(Down Syndrome)

What Accommodation?
Use of an adult special aide.
Use of classwide peer tutoring.
Extended time on assessments.

Why give a student an accommodation?

It is important to help the student with intellectual


disabilities intergrate into the general education classroom.

How would these accommodations benefit student?


Should prevent academic, social and emotional isolation.
Websites
The National Association for Down Syndrome (www.nads.org)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities (http://www.aaidd.org/)

Multicultural or Bilingual
Learners

What Accommodation?
Use

of an interpreter or bilingual
needed.
Extended time on assessments.

dictionary when

Why give a student an accommodation?


It

is important to correctly and fairly measure each students


academic progress

How would these accommodations benefit student?


Should

reduce the language barriers that may interfere with


assessment results.
Websites
The National Association for the Education of African American
Children with Learning Disabilities (http://www. aacid.org)
Fiesta Educativa (www.fiestaeducativa.org )

Deaf or Hard of Hearing


Learners

What Accommodation?
Use of an ASL interpreter.
Regularly use a FM system.
Extended time on assessments.
Why give a student an accommodation?
It is important to correctly and fairly measure
each
students academic progress
How would these accommodations benefit student?
Should reduce the language barriers that may interfere with
assessment results. Also the FM system will help the student be
able to listen more effectively.
Websites
World Federation of the Deaf (http://wfdeaf.org )
The National Association of the Deaf (http://www.nad.org )
The National Institute for Deafness and Communication Disorders (
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/ )

Individualized Teaching
Indiana State Common
Core Standards

Language

Arts
Mathematics
Science
Technology

Adjustments in Teaching
for ALL Learners

Large

Group
Teaching
Small Group
Teaching (levels)
Individual
Teaching
(personalized)

What have I learned about the


benefits and/or drawbacks of
teaching exceptional learner?
I

have learned that teaching will almost


always include exceptional learners.
I have learned that there are
accommodations for
exceptional learners.
I have learned that there is
in need of quality high
ability exceptional learner
teachers.

Useful
Educational
Websites
Indiana State Department of Education
http://www.kizphonics.com/
http
://www.k12reader.com/first-grade-spelling-words/
https://www.splashmath.com/
http://www.seussville.com/
http://www.firstinmath.com/
http://www.ixl.com/
https://www.abcmouse.com/landing/brand:bing
http://www.scholastic.com/home/
http://www.spellingcity.com/

References
Hallahan,

Daniel P., Kauffman, James M., &


Pullen, Paige C. (2015) Exceptional Learners,
An Introduction to Special Education, Thirteenth
Edition. Upper Saddleback, New
Jersey:
Pearson Education, Inc.
Koch, Janice, (2014) Teach Belmont, CA:
Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
Tiedt, Iris M. and Tiedt, Pamela L. (2010).
Multicultural Teaching: A Handbook of
Activities, Information, and Resources 8th
Edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon