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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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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.