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    6: Valuing Diversity in Learners

Put It Into Practice: Activity B

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Analyze the Video
Examine the Topic
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Action Research Project
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Activity B: Working From an Individualized Education Program

In this activity, you will explore ways of meeting student needs as prescribed in an Individualized Education Program (IEP). (For more information on the IEP, go to the Glossary or go to Resources to access a link to the U.S. Department of Education Guide to the Individualized Education Program.)

If you have an IEP or a similar district-specific form, you can elect to use it for the activity. You can work with either a completed form for a student in your class or a blank form on which you've checked off the series of accommodations that you would like to consider. If you do not have access to an IEP or district form, you can use the form developed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Special Services. You can access the Fairfax County IEP (PDF, 75 K) form here.

Note the areas that are checked on your selected form and create a plan for how you would accommodate the student in a foreign language class. You may choose any grade and language level for the class. You can use the IEP Accommodation Plan (PDF, 54 K) form to record your ideas. Please note that the specific details of an IEP will vary from school to school.

Create your plan using the following questions to guide you:
  1. How flexible is the set-up in your classroom? Can students who need special seating or other classroom modifications be accommodated?
  1. How can you collaborate with the special education teachers to provide these accommodations? Are there ways that they could provide support for this student while in your language class? Are there ways you can work together to ensure that this student is progressing?
  1. How can you provide these accommodations in a way that does not draw undue attention to the student?
  1. How have you modified your assessment practices to accommodate the needs of this student?
  1. Do you have the same expectations of all students?
AssignmentSubmit your IEP accommodation plan as an assignment.

Choose an Activity | Activity A | Activity B


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