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Science For All

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Expert Panel Discussion

 

These pages are an archive of an online workshop held from April 3 to May 7, 1998, co-sponsored by NCIP and the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative. The workshop used LotusNotes for discussions and provided web-based resources primarily taken from NCIP's video, "Successful Science: Technology and Support for Students with Disabilities."

The goals of the workshop were to provide participants with:

  • An understanding that students with disabilities can be included and can succeed as learners in inquiry-based science, if they have appropriate support
  • Images of the ways in which technology, media, and materials can support students and enhance student learning
  • Strategies for adapting and modifying the curriculum to meet curriculum goals and student needs
  • An understanding of the value of collaboration among science, technology, and special education practitioners, and some tools and strategies for fostering this collaboration
  • Deeper thinking about organizational issues that impact on curriculum innovation
  • Specific information about resources related to science, curriculum, instruction, assessment, hardware, and software

Each week included:

  • Small-group discussions: Small groups of participants engaged in focused discussion around a problem or activity.
  • Large-group discussion: All participants and faculty responded to provocative text.
  • Access to resources: An area set aside for resources that included an interactive "sharing table."

During the fourth week, participants answered a survey about teaching science to students with disabilities in their own schools.  The Survey results were posted prior to the final week of the workshop.


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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts.  NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government.  This site was last updated in September 1998.

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