Goals for these two sessions are:
You will write two well-researched papers.
· Select a specific exceptionality to research and write a 2 page paper.
· Explain the typical characteristics and how it can impact individuals over a life time.
· Explain how learning may be impacted by the exceptionality (positive and negative aspects).
· Explain how home life may be impacted with a member who has the exceptionality (positive and negative aspects).
· Research and select two instructional strategies that have proven to be appropriate for students with exceptionalities.
· Instructional strategies need to be evidence-based practices for the selected exceptionality in the first paper.
· Write a well-researched 3-5 page paper that will synthesize your learning from the course and assignments.
Exceptionality and Formal Papers Guidelines:
You will need at least 2 research-based articles that have been written within the last seven years (or approval from instructor) for each of the (Exceptionalities and TU Formal) papers. Your text or books do not count as part of the 2 research-based articles.
· Use APA for all in-text citations, cover page, and reference page.
· The paper will need to be double spaced, 1 inch margin, 12 Times Roman Font. Please see the rubric in syllabus.
· The Schedule Chart below contains the due dates.
· Submit the two papers electronically into Blackboard.
TU Formal Paper
2 Research-based journal articles on a specific exceptionality. All criteria from above are included and aligns with the exceptionality.
2 Research-based journal article on 2 different instructional approaches proven to be effective for the exceptionality.
Key points from the exceptionality paper with the 2 references included.
Biblical perspective using APA form for citations.
Summarized and explained instructional approaches.
Articles need to be summarized and applied to the paper’s content.
Explain your education major and how knowledge from course and researched for the two papers will impact your professional practice.
Total of 4 research-based articles (2 are from the Exceptionalities paper)
Handout and Papers Roundtable Presentation
· Prepare a 10 minutes roundtable presentation and discussion that engages the class.
· Prepare appropriate materials to use in during the presentation that outlines your research thesis and key findings.
· Presentation needs to include a short discussion with question(s) or scenario prompts for the audience.
· Make all materials visually professional and interesting.
· Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
· Journal of Learning Disabilities
· Journal of Teaching and Special Education
· Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
· Journal of Special Education
You will work in a group to present to the class a 10 - 15 minute mini lesson on three significant case laws that has shaped special education to be what it is today. You will be provided with a menu to choose from for this assignment.
· Presentation will include information on each of the case laws.
· Presentation will include an explanation of the legal aspects.
· Presentation will include how the outcome(s) has shaped the field of education.
Reference resources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and biographies) may be found in both print and online formats. This is often the best place to get started when trying to determine a good research topic. You will find an overview or summary of the topic or issue along with key words, legal cases, and other information. These reference sources are not considered primary sources but they will frequently lead you to excellent primary sources that you can use.Here is one good starting point.
There are many places to start your search. I will use as my example the research question:
What does the literature say about different strategies for teaching hearing impaired children in an English as Second Language elementary classrooms in the United States?
Here is a search strategy that I recommend for beginning your search, no matter what your topic might be.
In the search box: "hearing impaired" "teaching strategies" "english language teaching"
Another search might be: "hearing impaired" international children
Why did I include quotation marks around "hearing impaired"? This connects the two words into a phrase so I am not searching hearing OR impaired but "hearing impaired" as words right next to each other.
Next, carefully review the results. There are a couple of excellent articles that give you necessary background information as well as citations for some key resources in the bibliography at the end of the article. Note the options on the left side of the screen. You can also follow through to the links to Google Scholar and JSTOR using the same search string. Academic Search Premier, however, yields no resuts. That is because you will need to employ Boolean searching of multiple search boxes mentioned in another box on this page.
The number of words in the article may be important as you decide on which articles to read. Longer articles will have more than a quick defiintion and may provide additonal key information and terms and names of experts in the field of study of that topic. Also when using articles in CREDO or any other source you can use those sources to find additional ones as well as items that have used this article as a source. This is an important way of gathering all of the necessary information you need for a literature review.
2. WorldCat Research Station--Advanced Search.
Using the pull down box you may wish to choose Libraries Worldwide for a comprehensive search or If you want only what to find only what Taylor has access to or owns, you may change the pull-down menu to limit only to Taylor. When using World Cat Research Station you should know that you can employ two kinds of searching kw: or su:
For example: kw:children "hearing impaired" "english as a second language"
Using kw: or su: is important in locating the best resources. After you have determined the search words you can choose to limit by formats, language and dates.
TIP: When you narrow by date using the facets on the left side you will only be able to search one year at a time. Since your assignment specifically limits searching to the last 5 years you might employ the Advanced Search option to limit by a range of dates. In that way you can search from 2010-2014 in one search along with the keywords you have selected.