Instructional Environments for Special Education Students Grades K-12, No. 219

Special and exception need children and young adults need special environments rife with engagement, differentiation, novelty and cognitive-friendly approaches that reinforce learning daily. From seating to structuring learning centers, participants will learn the research-based essentials for setting classroom environments up for success with a focus on the special needs student.  Careful attention will be given to physical space, design, support systems, and activities to accommodate the different and varied needs among exceptional learners.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop working knowledge of the research-based instructional environments that work into success for special needs students and exceptional learners.
  • Glean and apply working knowledge about the classrooms and classroom environments that lead to successfully teaching to exceptional learners and special education students.
  • Develop a model of their own classroom and modify it as it aligns to new ideas, resources, and strategies gleaned from this course.