Addressing the General Education Curriculum

September 2010 Links updated, May 2013IDEA requires that students with disabilities be involved in, and make progress in, the general education curriculum. This refers to the same subject matter and skills that children without disabilities are expected to learn: math, science, history, and so on. Moreover, most children with disabilities are educated in the general education classroom, alongside their peers who do not have disabilities.To read more … [Read more...]

Working together: Science teachers and students with disabilities

As scientific fields make increasing use of technology, new opportunities emerge for people with a broad range of abilities and disabilities. When students with disabilities and science teachers form learning partnerships, the possibilities for academic and career success multiply. Some students with disabilities have conditions that are invisible; some are visible. Since each person's situation is unique, the best solutions for maximizing participation … [Read more...]

Teaching science to high school students with disabilities

Learn how to make your science class more effective for students with disabilities. SciTrain offers free online courses for teachers that you can take at your own pace and learn about classroom accommodations, adapted tests and laboratories, assistive technology, laws and policies and much, much more. (posted September 7, 2012)  … [Read more...]

National Center for Blind Youth in Science | Web portal

This site is a clearinghouse of information and resources regarding blind youth and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects and careers. Users may find information about how to adapt science lessons, where to find accessible math programs, and what nonvisual techniques are most effective in the STEM areas. Users may also read biographies of successful blind scientists and hear interviews as these professionals discuss the challenges … [Read more...]

The Common Core State Standards

Updated, November 2012 Links checked, April 2013 You’ve probably heard a lot about this new initiative in education called the Common Core State Standards(CCSS). What’s it all about? How does it relate to you as an educator, administrator, or parent? How does it apply to students, especially those with disabilities? This resource page will help you find answers to questions such as these.Overview of the CCSSWhat’s happening in your state?How … [Read more...]

30 Twitter hashtags for science lovers

Hashtags allow microbloggers to tag their postings and participate in discussions about seemingly everything. Science, being one of the more notable inquiries into anything and everything, thrives on Twitter. Anyone tasked with teaching kids (or even adults) of all ages might want to mosey over to the hashtags listed in this article, and check out the great resources and talks they have to offer the scientific classroom. (posted November 27, 2012)  … [Read more...]

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