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Welcome to your Special Education group

Welcome to your Special Education group

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Hi, and welcome to your group. I say your groups because, while I'm the moderator, you get to determine what we talk about. This is a place to get to know each other, share ideas, resources, problems, joys and frustrations. If you're classroom is anything like mine there will be a lot of all of those. I hope you will enjoy the time you spend here and benefit from joining this learning and sharing community.

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Deven Black's picture
Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

Hi Carol,

As you can see, this group and all the other groups at Edutopia are in the very early start-up phase. I hope you'll become an active participant here.

Deven

Leigh Lewis's picture

I am looking forward to seeing how this develops. I've taught SpEd @ the high school level for 16 years but this is my first year teaching SpEd at a continuation high school. It is almost like starting all over again.

Deborah A. Nelson's picture
Deborah A. Nelson
Special Education Music Teacher

Hello All,

I am a music teacher with a degree in Special Education. I am very interested in the way that states are implementing the NCLB demands and still honoring student's IEPs.

In Florida the music curriculum doesn't have Access Points yet. I have tried to advocate for my students and hope that pre symbolic students are not expected to accomplish high level thinking skill and physical skill goals in music. It irks me that my school doesn't make AYP when the assessment is actually failing the students not the other way around.

Deven Black's picture
Deven Black
Middle school teacher-librarian in the Bronx, NY

[quote]It irks me that my school doesn't make AYP when the assessment is actually failing the students not the other way around.[/quote]

That's telling it like it is! Welcome to the group and please continue to discuss important issues like assessments and how music plays an important part in the special education classroom and curriculum.

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