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Panel on Meeting the Needs of Special Populations Through Mathematics and Science Professional Development. Diane Torres-Velasquez, PhD Department of Teacher Education The University of New Mexico NMCTM/NMSTA Annual Fall Conference Las Vegas New Mexico November 1, 2007. Attention

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Diane torres velasquez phd department of teacher education the university of new mexico

Panel on Meeting the Needs of Special Populations Through Mathematics and Science Professional Development

Diane Torres-Velasquez, PhD

Department of Teacher Education

The University of New Mexico

NMCTM/NMSTA Annual Fall Conference

Las Vegas New Mexico

November 1, 2007


Areas that might be affected by an exceptionality

Attention

Perception

Memory

Language

Auditory processing

Visual processing

Visual-spatial processing

Areas that might be affected by an exceptionality


How an exceptionality might look in mathematics or science for a student with

How an exceptionality might look in Mathematics or Science for a student with

  • Asperger’s Syndrome

  • Learning Disability

  • Communication Disorder

  • Gifted


What does an appropriate curriculum look like

What does an Appropriate Curriculum Look Like?

  • Incorporates NCTM and NSTA goal of Mathematics and Science Education for ALL

  • Fosters Number Sense ~Graph Sense~ Inquiry Sense, etc. (a natural facility with concept and process at hand)

  • Bridges concrete to verbal & graphic/written representation

  • Applies to real life (i.e.. No limit on loan interest rates in NM - how much does a $200 loan REALLY cost?

  • Promotes what Torres-Velasquez and Westby call Scientific Literacy


The role of language

The Role of Language

  • Language Development as a Goal

  • Typical Difficulties in Language for Exceptional Students

  • Language as a Tool for Teaching the content of Mathematics and Science

  • The Meaning of Literacy


Recommendations for teachers adapted from van de walle

Recommendations for Teachers(adapted from Van de Walle, )

  • Students with exceptionalities are mentally capable

  • Classification is really not useful with out a clear description of how it affects the student’s learning

  • Remediation is not easy

  • Rather than just remediating, teach to the strengths of the student with a PASSION

  • Incorporate Universal Design for Learning


Universal design for learning

Universal Design for Learning

  • Based on architectural principles of beautiful and appealing access for ALL

  • http://cast.org/

  • UDL incorporates multiple means of access:

    Multiple means of representation - ways of acquiring information and knowledge,

    Multiple means of expression -alternatives for demonstrating what students know,

    Multiple means of engagement - tapping into learners' interests, offering appropriate challenges, and increasing motivation.


What are the 3 brain networks

What are the 3 Brain Networks?

  • http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/tools/main.cfm?t_id=10

  • Recognition - What do you know?

  • Strategic- What strategies do you use to learn?

  • Affective - What emotional ties do you have to the content and what motivates you to learn/remember?

  • (What are your first memories of when you discovered you LOVED mathematics/ science?)


Post panel presentation notes

Post Panel Presentation Notes

  • Preparation of teachers in mathematics and science who can address Special Population Needs is a national challenge

  • Example of conversation with professor in state of Washington.

    • Mathematics education class taught jointly with general and special education

    • Challenge? Paradigms don’t match


Post panel presentation notes1

Post Panel Presentation Notes

  • No two students in a single exceptionality category are alike. Don’t make assumptions about what a student can or cannot do. Use the diagnostic report that describes students strengths and need areas along with observations.

  • What might be difficult for one exceptional student, may be the gift of another.

  • Please convey and use your passion of mathematics and science ~ and help each student find and develop theirs.


Post panel presentation notes2

Post Panel Presentation Notes

  • Much of what I wanted to say was highlighted even better by the teachers from Union Elementary -

    • The Affective Tie was demonstrated in engaging activities such as the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, The Multiplication Dance, etc.making learning enjoyable, I’m SURE!!!


Some of diane s favorite resources for teaching exceptional students

Some of Diane’s Favorite Resources for Teaching Exceptional Students

  • Didax materials

  • Anything Marilyn Burns

  • GEMS

  • Bley, N.S. & Thornton, C.A. (latest ed.) Teaching mathematics to students with learning disabilities. Austin: pro-ed.

  • Van de Walle, J.A. (latest ed.) Elementary and middle school mathematics: Teaching developmentally. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.


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