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DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION I and II

A 4-8 credit Graduate Distance Learning Online Course Focusing on Inclusion, Bilingual/English Language Learners, Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, and Multicultural Education

Classrooms today are far more diverse than heretofore, both nationally and locally. Students formerly in Resource Rooms and Gifted Centers are now integrated into the mainstream--which has undergone pressures to detrack. Our knowledge of how people learn has taught us about multiple variations in what works for individual students. In addition, our schools are now undergoing a dramatic demographic change with an influx of students who are learning to speak and read English.

In this course you will select from among numerous links and site choices to construct a TEACHING & DIVERSITY HANDBOOK* for your future teaching.

*Each of the four Units in this course is to have a separate section in your TEACHING & DIVERSITY HANDBOOK. The section is to be in two parts: A. Big Ideas & Essential Questions, and B. Resources and Strategies.

Each section should have both YOUR IDEAS and SELECTED, ANNOTATED Web sites. For instance, you might write “The site XXXX [http://www.xxx.com] gave me a different perspective on how to help students learn _____. It also cleared up for me something I was confused about, and that is what educators mean by __________.” Certainly you would want to elaborate more.

This work may be emailed to me at ozpk@earthlink.com, or snail-mailed to me at Chad C. Osborne 923 W. Mission St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. If you email the work, you may wish to put it in a Zip file, which compresses text and makes it easier to send over the 'Net.

This work also is intended to give you enough web sites and leads-in to more web sites to be a continuously useful resource for your learning and doing.

Be sure you consider links with *1* in front of them!

*1*Participate in a

SHARED INQUIRY

Team, related to your course work.


UNIT I: INCLUSION

Essential Question: IN WHAT WAYS MIGHT YOU ADAPT YOUR TEACHING/CURRICULUM for LEARNING DISABLED and GIFTED & TALENTED STUDENTS?

  1. *1*The ANIMAL SCHOOL

  2. A.D.D. The Karmic View

  3. *1*ThinkQuest theAbleDisAbled

  4. *1*Special Education and the Real Meaning of LD

  5. *1*GUIDANCE on TEACHING GIFTED and TALENTED PUPILS -- Outstanding British site with guidelines and strategies for each subject!

  6. *1*TEACHING THE GIFTED and TALENTED WEB LINKS

  7. Education: Gifted and Talented Students

  8. *1*INCLUSION -- Very practical links!

  9. *1*Big Chalk's SPECIAL EDUCATION Links

  10. *1*Characteristics of Behavior Disorders & Emotional Disturbance -- Terrific array of sites, including Teaching Strategies

  11. *1*Teaching Strategies and Techniques -- Specific by type of disability problem

  12. *1*General and IEP Resources -- Check out the IEP links in particular!

  13. *1*Understanding the Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)

  14. *1*LEARNED HELPLESSNESS" and the LD STUDENT

  15. FOR KIDS -- Games and fun for LD kids!
  16. COLLABORATIVE TEACHING: SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION [an e-book]
  17. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
  18. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION WEB SITE
  19. Family Village - global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support
  20. ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom -- Reasons NOT to give Ritalin, even though it does "work." Read why, and the alternatives suggested!
  21. Parents Helping Parents - parent-directed family resource center for children with any kind of special need
  22. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA - non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia
  23. LDOnline - Web newspaper with links to professional resources, information about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, and an interactive KidZone
  24. Schwab Foundation for Learning - raising awareness about learning differences and providing parents and teachers with the information, resources and support they need to improve the lives of kids with learning differences
  25. Family Village: A Global Community of Disability- Related Resources - directory of resources covering disability issues on the Internet
  26. The Council for Exceptional Children - news, CEC training and events information, standards and accreditation, publications and products, public policy and legislation information, and clearinghouses for special education
  27. Federal Resource Center for Special Education - special education technical assistance project
  28. Disabilities (World Internet Directory) - hundreds of links to informational and instructional sites about disabilities
  29. Special Needs Education Network - news, resources, and discussions for those involved in the education of students with special needs
  30. Dyspraxia Foundation - information, support groups, and links on dyspraxia and dyslexia
  31. Including Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms: From Policy to Practice
  32. Inclusion: It's Not All Academic
  33. Inclusion and Me: One Student's Perspective
  34. Inclusion and the Other Kids
  35. Kindergarten and Beyond
  36. Inclusive Learning Environments for Students With Special Needs
  37. CIRCLE OF INCLUSION
  38. CONSORTIUM ON INCLUSIVE SCHOOL PRACTICES
  39. SPECIAL EDUCATION WEB LINKS
  40. SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
  41. EDUCATIONAL LINKS
  42. SERI--SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
  43. SERI INCLUSION RESOURCES
  44. SPECIAL EDges
  45. UVa SPECIAL ED WEB SITE
  46. THE TEACHER'S TOOLKIT--TEACHER RESOURCES
  47. RESOURCES FOR TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
  48. TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN SPECIAL ED
  49. PREVENTION YELLOW PAGES
  50. Inclusion Press Homepage
  51. The NCIP Homepage

UNIT II: ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Essential Question: IN WHAT WAYS MIGHT YOU ADAPT YOUR TEACHING/CURRICULUM for ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS in your classes?

We are a nation of immigrants. Currently the largest and fastest growing segment of new Americans are those from Hispanic backgrounds. Our city schools, both locally and nationally, now average 50% Hispanic/Latino. The ethnic make-up of the teaching profession is hardly one-tenth of that (5% Hispanic). Consider the implications of this, and use these links to prepare yourself to make an impact, especially via sites 1, 2 and 3!

TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links

Browse: Links for Students, Links for Teachers or What's New

  1. *1*English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms - Sheltered Instruction: A major concept for working with English Language Learners and communicating with their parents. Use this with the next site that will allow any teacher or learner to get an instant Spanish translation of any text, up to four pages at a time, or web site! Texts, or portions of texts, can be scanned and translated, tests, etc.
  2. *1*FreeTranslation.com -- Free translation of web sites and text for Spanish, French, and German to English and English to Spanish! AMAZING!!
  3. *1*LEARNING STRATEGIES** -- An important part of effective biliteracy and sheltered instruction strategies

  4. *1*COOPERATIVE and COLLABORATIVE LEARNING -- Effective with all subjects and levels, team learning is a particularly strong supporting strategy in working with English Language learners.
  5. *1*I TEACH/I LEARN**

  6. *1*JIM CUMMINS' WEB DEALING WITH SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT**

  7. James Crawford's Language Policy Web Site & Emporium

  8. *1*An Outline of CALLA: Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach**

  9. *1*A Road Map for Effective Biliteracy Instruction**

  10. *1*READING MATTERS!** -- Literacy for ALL

  11. *1*MORA'S MODULES*** -- on-line course modules for teaching cross-language literacy! Awesome!

  12. Second-language Reading and Biliteracy Instruction Bibliography

  13. Effective Schooling Practices for Language Minority Students -- A Bibliography

  14. ERIC: "How effective is bilingual education?"

  15. LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT: What It Measures & How**

  16. STANDARDS for PreK-12 ESOL Students

  17. PRE-K THROUGH 3 STANDARDS

  18. GRADES 4-8 STANDARDS

  19. PROMISING FUTURES: Introduction to TESOL Standards

  20. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION for BILINGUAL EDUCATION**

  21. Issues in Freirean Pedagogy -- Excellent primer on liberatory, empowering education

  22. *1*FACILITATING REFLECTION** -- Excellent starting point for "duversity" techniques in democratizing instruction and "learning to read the world"

  23. *1*PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT**

  24. REFERENCES FOR BILINGUALISM AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

  25. FLORIDA LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH ESOL

  26. FLORIDA ESOL: STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS

  27. FLORIDA ESOL: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES**

  28. *1*PASO PARTNERS: INTEGRATING MATH, SCIENCE and LANGUAGE**

  29. *1*HISPANIC MATH PROJECT**

  30. LATINO-LINK: TWO-WAY BILINGUAL EDUCATION GAINING FAVOR IN NATION'S SCHOOLS

  31. CRITERIA for SUCCESS IN TWO-WAY IMMERSION PROGRAMS

  32. TWO-WAY IMMERSION SCHOOLS in CENTRAL and WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

    LEARNING WITH FUN IN BILINGUAL ED.

  • DAVE'S ESL CAFE

  • COMPUTERS IN ACTION -- Learning word processing in an ESL/ESOL setting!

  • FAVORITE LINKS for English Learners

  • PLANET ENGLISH

  • Activities for ESL Students** -- Quizzes, Crossword Puzzles, Web Treasure Hunts and more.

  • EFL PLAYHOUSE

  • THE TAIWAN TEACHER: IDEAS FOR ESL/TESOL

  • TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links** -- Links of Interest to students and teachers of English as a Second Language

    RESOURCE COLLECTIONS FOR BILINGUAL ED

  • SPAIN AND SPANISH ON THE NET**

  • MASSACHUSETTS RESOURCES FOR EDUCATING LINGUISTICALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS

  • NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION***

  • BILINGUAL EDUCATION/ESL LINKS

  • LITERACY FOR LANGUAGE MINORITY STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

  • ESL/BILINGUAL LESSON PLANS & RESOURCES

  • LESSON PLANS & RESOUCES FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION

  • Internet TESL Journal [Lesson Plans & Activities]

  • BILINGUAL ED/ESL NET LINKS from THE MINING CO.

  • BILINGUAL INTERNET RESOURCES [Univ. of Texas; includes Federal Laws on Bilingual Ed.]

  • BILINGUAL EDUCATION: POLICIES, PURPOSES & DEFINITIONS

  • JEROME & DAVID'S PAGE OF ESL LINKS

  • LANGUAGE EDUCATION LINKS

  • DEFINITIVE LIST OF LINKS FOR BILINGUAL AND ESL EDUCATION

  • ESL A LA CARTE

  • THE MOVIES, RACE, & ETHNICITY: Latinos

  • National Council of LA RAZA: HISPANIC LINKS

  • ESTRELLITA: Accelerated Beginning Spanish for Latino Students

  • PRIMARY EDUCATION (K-3) RESOURCES FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATORS

  • LATINO RESOURCES ON THE NET

  • HISPANIC LINKS from the MULTICULTURAL PAVILION

  • ESL ON THE INTERNET

  • SUCCESS FOR ALL/ROOTS AND WINGS -- The Spanish versions of Success for All now used in bilingual classes, Lee Conmigo and Alas para Leer, show strong positive effects on student achievement

  • Success for All: An Independent Look at Robert Slavin's SFA -- Check the LINKS and RESEARCH sections in the left frame menu!

  • SPANISH LESSONS FROM MADRAS HIGH

  • IN-SITES for TEACHING SPANISH and ESL**

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & BOOKS

  • CENTER FOR STUDY OF BOOKS IN SPANISH FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

  • CENTER FOR MULTILINGUAL, MULTICULTURAL RESEARCH

    AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT

  • *1* Literacy Assessment Instruments for Diverse Learners**

  • ACCOUNTABILITY & ASSESSMENT in BILINGUAL EDUCATION

  • PRACTICAL IDEAS ON ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS FOR ESL STUDENTS

  • IN-SITES for ASSESSMENT**


    UNIT III: MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES & LEARNING STYLES

    Essential Question: IN WHAT WAYS MIGHT YOU ADAPT YOUR TEACHING/CURRICULUM for the VARIED INTELLIGENCES and LEARNING STYLES of your students?

    Are the differences greater between ethnic groups, or among the members of ethnic groups? The answer is obvious, except to those without experience or blinded by racism. Differences are greater between people than among people--and the major ways that your students will differ from each other--and you from your colleagues--will be in styles of learning, thinking and teaching. Just as diversity is a strength in nature, so it is in learning and teaching. Use these links to build and expand your awareness of human variety and strengthen your capacity to deal with it.

    1. LEARNING STLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES

    2. *1*LEARNING STYLES RESOURCES for K-12

    3. *1*PERSONAL LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY

    4. KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER WEB SITE

    5. LEARNING STYLES AND THE 4MAT SYSTEM
    6. INSTITUTE for LEARNING STYLE RESEARCH
    7. *1*DIFFERENCES in LEARNING STYLES
    8. LEARNING STYLES on the WEB

    9. HOW TO LEARN ANYTHING FAST! USING PERSONAL LEARNING STYLES

    10. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES for DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES
    11. *1*LEARNING STYLES and STRATEGIES, Grades 7-12

    12. OAK TREE CENTRE
    13. INTRODUCTION TO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    14. *1*KNOW, CHOOSE, GIVE: Six Second Model of Emotional Intelligence

    15. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN SCHOOLS

    16. EMOTIONAL SKILLS on the INTERNET
    17. Hay Group: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
    18. RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM

    19. THE RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM

    20. HOWARD GARDNER: THEORY of MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

    21. *1*Humans in all cultures use multiple intelligences to solve problems and to create products - Gardner firmly believes the human brain has all eight, but many are not developed or are underdeveloped due to lack of experiences.
    22. *1*Multiple Intelligence Theory Links for Educators
    23. Awakening Genius in the Classroom

    24. Becoming a Multiple Intelligences School
    25. KAREN RHEAULT'S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE HOMEPAGE
    26. METACOGNITION AND SELF TALK

    27. DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

    28. *1*CREATIVITY and EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

    29. Project SUMIT (Schools Using Multiple Intelligence Theory), A Harvard study that interviewed schools using MI theory
    30. Special Education and the Real Meaning of LD, LD = Learning Differently; how multiple intelligences applies
    31. Thomas Armstrong's Homepage, Visit this page for articles, descriptions of workshops, books, videos and other information about Multiple Intelligences
    32. Multiple Intelligences Resources
    33. Cracking Open the IQ Box Humor and The Multiple Intelligences
    34. How Do We Learn, Learning theory with large section on MI
    35. *1*Intelligences in Seven Steps, Howard Gardner on the history of intelligence testing; discussion of pluralization and contextualization of intelligence and how to nurture it
    36. Multiplying Intelligences in the Classroom, Bruce Campbell
    37. Research Results of a Multiple Intelligences Classroom, Bruce Campbell

    UNIT IV: DIVERSITY from a MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

    Essential Question: IN WHAT WAYS MIGHT YOU ADAPT YOUR TEACHING/CURRICULUM to HONOR the MULTICULTURAL BACKGROUNDS of your students?

    Our nation's motto, on the back of all our currency, is the Latin phrase E PLURIBUS UNUM, out of many, one. The idea of multicultualism is to preserve the richness and flavor of the many, of diversity, even as we strive to be one nation, one people. Use these links and sites to construct your positive outlook on Multicultural Education.

    1. *1*Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching

    2. A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education

    3. Multicultural Education: ERIC Publications

    4. *1*Educating Teachers for Diversity

    5. *1*Multicultural Education Web Sites
    6. Annotated Bibliography of Multicultural Issues in Mathematics Education
    7. Multicultural Perspectives in Mathematics Education
    8. Multicultural Initiatives in Mathematics Education

    9. *1*Multicultural Education and Ethnic Groups:Selected Internet Sources
    10. Multicultural Pavilion

    11. *1*Resource Guide to Multicultural Education Sites
    12. *1*Multicultural Education Web Links

    13. Multicultural Teacher's Corner

    14. Multicultural Education from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory