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Friday, April 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Improving Inclusive Middle School Science Teachers’ Vocabulary Instruction: A Multimedia Professional Development Process

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Students with disabilities are usually included within rigorous content area courses and therefore receive instruction from general education teachers. Although inclusion is net positive, instruction is often not a match for how students with disabilities learn. We introduce an IES-sponsored multimedia-based professional development process to support middle school science teachers' vocabulary instruction. The three pronged PD process includes instructional modeling videos, customizable vocabulary lessons, and data-driven feedback and coaching. Each component reflects principles of UDL. Results of three experimental trials with teacher and student outcomes will be shared as evidence of effectiveness.

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Dr. Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Virginia and is the Co-Editor of Journal of Special Education Technology. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Teacher Education Division (TED) and Tech- nology and Media (TAM) Division... Read More →


Friday April 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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