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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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*The ANIMAL SCHOOL
- A.D.D. The Karmic View
- *1*ThinkQuest theAbleDisAbled
- *1*Special Education and the Real Meaning of LD
- *1*GUIDANCE on TEACHING GIFTED and TALENTED PUPILS -- Outstanding British site with guidelines and strategies for each subject!
- *1*TEACHING THE GIFTED and TALENTED WEB LINKS
- Education: Gifted and Talented Students
- *1*INCLUSION -- Very practical links!
- *1*Big Chalk's SPECIAL EDUCATION Links
- *1*Characteristics of Behavior Disorders & Emotional Disturbance -- Terrific array of sites, including Teaching Strategies
- *1*Teaching Strategies and Techniques -- Specific by type of disability problem
- *1*General and IEP Resources -- Check out the IEP links in particular!
- *1*Understanding the Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)
- *1*LEARNED HELPLESSNESS" and the LD STUDENT
- FOR KIDS -- Games and fun for LD kids!
- COLLABORATIVE TEACHING: SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION [an e-book]
- DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
- INCLUSIVE EDUCATION WEB SITE
- 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
- ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom -- Reasons NOT to give Ritalin, even though it does "work." Read why, and the alternatives suggested!
- Parents Helping Parents - parent-directed family resource center for children with any kind of special need
- The International Dyslexia Association (IDA - non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia
- LDOnline - Web newspaper with links to professional resources, information about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, and an interactive KidZone
- Schwab Foundation for Learning - raising awareness about learning differences
parents and teachers with the information, resources and support they need
to improve the lives of kids with learning differences
- Family Village: A Global Community of Disability- Related Resources - directory of resources covering disability issues on the Internet
- 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
- Federal Resource Center for Special Education
- special education technical assistance project
(World Internet Directory) - hundreds of links to informational
and instructional sites about disabilities
- Special Needs Education Network
- news, resources, and discussions for those involved
in the education of students with special needs
Foundation - information, support groups, and links on dyspraxia and dyslexia
- Including Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms: From Policy to Practice
- Inclusion: It's Not All Academic
- Inclusion and Me: One Student's Perspective
- Inclusion and the Other Kids
- Kindergarten and Beyond
- Inclusive Learning Environments for Students With Special Needs
- CIRCLE OF INCLUSION
- CONSORTIUM ON INCLUSIVE SCHOOL PRACTICES
- SPECIAL EDUCATION WEB LINKS
- SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
- SERI--SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET
- SERI INCLUSION RESOURCES
- SPECIAL EDges
UVa SPECIAL ED WEB SITE
- THE TEACHER'S TOOLKIT--TEACHER RESOURCES
- RESOURCES FOR TEACHING GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
- TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN SPECIAL ED
- PREVENTION YELLOW PAGES
- 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!
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.
- LEARNING STLES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPES
- *1*LEARNING STYLES RESOURCES for K-12
- *1*PERSONAL LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY
- KEIRSEY TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER WEB SITE
- LEARNING STYLES AND THE 4MAT SYSTEM
- INSTITUTE for LEARNING STYLE RESEARCH
- *1*DIFFERENCES in LEARNING STYLES
- LEARNING STYLES on the WEB
- HOW TO LEARN ANYTHING FAST! USING PERSONAL LEARNING STYLES
- INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES for DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES
- *1*LEARNING STYLES and STRATEGIES, Grades 7-12
- OAK TREE CENTRE
- INTRODUCTION TO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
- *1*KNOW, CHOOSE, GIVE: Six Second Model of Emotional Intelligence
- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN SCHOOLS
- EMOTIONAL SKILLS on the INTERNET
- Hay Group: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES
- RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM
- THE RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM
- HOWARD GARDNER: THEORY of MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
- *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.
- *1*Multiple Intelligence Theory Links for Educators
- Awakening Genius in the Classroom
- Becoming a Multiple Intelligences School
- KAREN RHEAULT'S MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE HOMEPAGE
- METACOGNITION AND SELF TALK
- DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
- *1*CREATIVITY and EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
- Project SUMIT
(Schools Using Multiple Intelligence Theory), A
Harvard study that interviewed schools using MI theory
Education and the Real Meaning of LD, LD = Learning
Differently; how multiple intelligences applies
Armstrong's Homepage, Visit this page for articles,
descriptions of workshops, books, videos and other information
about Multiple Intelligences
- Multiple Intelligences Resources
Open the IQ Box Humor
and The Multiple Intelligences
Do We Learn, Learning theory with
large section on MI
in Seven Steps, Howard Gardner on
the history of intelligence testing; discussion of
pluralization and contextualization of intelligence and how to
- Multiplying Intelligences in the Classroom,
Results of a Multiple Intelligences
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*Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching
- A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education
- Multicultural Education: ERIC Publications
- *1*Educating Teachers for Diversity
- *1*Multicultural Education Web Sites
- Annotated Bibliography of Multicultural Issues in Mathematics Education
- Multicultural Perspectives in Mathematics Education
- Multicultural Initiatives in Mathematics Education
- *1*Multicultural Education and Ethnic Groups:Selected Internet Sources
- Multicultural Pavilion
- *1*Resource Guide to Multicultural Education Sites
- *1*Multicultural Education Web Links
- Multicultural Teacher's Corner
- Multicultural Education from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory