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Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancements: SUNY Fredonia's 325T OSEP Grant. Dr. Kathleen Magiera, Project Director Dr. Rhea Simmons, Co-PI Dr. Christine Givner, Co-PI. 325T Grant U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs.

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Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancements: SUNY Fredonia's 325T OSEP Grant

Dr. Kathleen Magiera, Project Director

Dr. Rhea Simmons, Co-PI

Dr. Christine Givner, Co-PI

NYS Higher Education Task Force

March 26, 2010


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325T GrantU.S. Department of EducationOffice of Special Education Programs

  • GOAL 1:To IMPROVE SUNY Fredonia’s teacher preparation program by graduating highly qualified special education teachers.

    Grant Criteria:

    • Must have an established special education teacher preparation program when applying for grant

    • One-time five year grant requiring a cooperative agreement with OSEP

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Setting the Context

  • Our Childhood Inclusive Education Program is a merged teacher preparation program.

    • College of Education includes two departments:

      ~ Curriculum & Instruction

      ~ Language, Learning & Leadership

    • 7 special education faculty (including Dean Givner)

    • Rural university setting in Western New York

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Purpose of Grant

  • Revise general education teacher preparation curriculum by embedding special education content and knowledge supported by evidence-based practices into course syllabi throughout the curriculum

  • Enhance the collaboration skills of our program graduates to work with parents of students with disabilities and other educational professionals

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Project Activities

  • Professional development for special and general education faculty

  • Extension of inclusive field experiences

  • Refinement of on-and-off campus activities

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Developing a Process

  • Five-year funded grant - $500,000 (funded July, 2009)

  • Fall 2009 was our planning semester

    • Drs. Magiera and Simmons received a course release

    • Grant Planning Group: Dr. Christine Givner, Dr. Larry Maheady, Dr. Barbara Mallette, Dr. Laura Geraci

    • Met twice a month during Fall 2009

    • Focused on Inclusion, Evidence-Based Practices, and Partnerships (IEP for the LRE)

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Developing a Process (cont’d)

  • Used Dr. Dan Reschly’s work on “Innovation Configurations”

    (IC’s) to develop tools to analyze our syllabi (all syllabi were

    submitted with grant application)

  • OSEP will analyze re-submitted syllabi in April 2011

  • SUNY Fredonia Student CEC Chapter approved October, 2009

  • Hired Project Administrative Coordinator to reach out to rural

    school districts

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Winter Institute January 20 & 21, 2010

  • Two-day professional development for all faculty

  • Day 1: Outside evaluator, Dr. Spencer Salend from SUNY New Paltz joined 20 faculty members to discuss Childhood Inclusive Education Program

  • Day 2: IRIS training and use in University classroom

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Future Project Activities

  • Pilot Innovation Configuration s (IC’s) with selected

    syllabi - Spring 2010

  • Revise IC’s - Summer 2010

  • Analysis of all syllabi - Fall 2010

  • Resubmit syllabi to OSEP - April 2011

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Year Three and Beyond… Project Activities

  • Revise Inclusive Field Placements

  • Partner with rural school districts to mentor our

    teacher candidates

  • Develop teacher candidate collaboration skills

    through on-and-off campus activities

NYS Higher Education Task Force March 26, 2010


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Questions?Submit a 325T proposal of your own. Tina Diamond is OSEP Competition Manager

Kathleen.Magiera@fredonia.edu

Rhea.Simmons@fredonia.edu

The contents of this power point presentation were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement #H325T090014.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Bonnie Jones.


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