Classrooms have always had students who learn at different rates, who have prior knowledge about the curriculum, who have varying abilities and bring different backgrounds and baggage into classroom. When students with disabilities are included, the range of those differences widens. In order to reach every student, teachers may need to make choices that they haven’t confronted before.
Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms provides a conceptual model for adapting curriculum across the learning spectrum. The framework challenges teachers’ existing repertoire and arms them with additional approaches to enhance student learning. The framework is divided into the four steps teachers take when planning units of study:
The Adapting Curriculum DVD, along with a teachers desk reference provides a range of sample adaptations so teachers can provide curriculum and instruction that are appropriate for their individual students and classrooms.
Includes: DVD and Teachers Desk Reference, 92 pages
Produced and Written by: Cathy Deschenes, David Ebeling, and Jeffrey Sprague, Center for School and Community Integration Institute for the Study of Developmental Disabilities in Bloomington, Indiana
Total Running Time: 48 minutes