Teaching and Learning
In a time of education when educators and librarians are being asked to understand the individual needs of all students to a more complex degree, this session will give an overview of the collaborative instruction that the presenters have co-taught, demonstrations of resources, time for participants to utilize the resources and work together in small groups to create ways to integrate the information from the session into their own curriculum.
The presenters have used Guided Inquiry Design as an instructional pedagogy to allow special education students the opportunity to connect more deeply with the curriculum. Using Habits of Mind philosophies and drawing on Angela Maiers work of “Classroom Habitudes”, students were given the opportunity to develop awareness of self in relation to their Individualized Education plans.
Lessons included activities about self-awareness, interest inventories, transition planning, self-disclosure, and crafting personal statements. These activities were done through online inventories and surveys, reading materials and resources to gain knowledge, and self-reflection work. Students were introduced to many resources along the way included library databases, digital materials such as encyclopedias, primary sources and ebooks. The product creations were then used at the student centered IEP meetings that are held annually.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Teaching & Learning
Interests: Information Commons, Information Literacy, Instruction, Learning Commons, Library School Education, Special Needs Populations
Type of Library: Community College, High School, Library School, Middle School, School/Media Center, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.