THIS IS THE PAGE TO SEE & READ THE CORRECT ASSIGNMENTS,
BLACKBOARD WILL DIRECT YOU HERE.
YOU CAN COME STRAIGHT HERE AND THEN
You post to BlackBoard OR GradeBook where indicated!)

ASSIGNMENTS - SpEd602 ON/OQ/OS

CLASS BEGINS: June 7, 2010

Directions:

All Assignments and papers are to be  written in accordance with APA or MLA standards  using footnotes and citations. This is a Masters level course Spelling & Grammar count. Use Spell check & Grammar check in all your writings & postings.
You must have citations and footnotes, where applicable, for ALL assignments, articles and books.
( try knightcite.com ...makes it real easy)
Answers to ALL questions and essays must be at least  (2-3) pages in length. When an assignment says, "Describe at length..." it means just that! In those cases one or two paragraphs will not do!
I read & grade all DB postings, but you will only see the grades for the assignments posted to
GRADECENTER!
Below is the link to the BlackBoard site...create the link and place it on your desktop so you will have easy access to it. (the URL is bb-tc.touro.edu)
How to create the link on your desktop:
Open Internet Explorer...type in  bb-tc.touro.edu...once the site opens, click on File...scroll down to SAVE AS...use the V arrow...go to Desktop...click Save...this will put the link on your desktop
BlackBoard Site 

To create a shortcut to this ASSIGNMENT  PAGE:
Open Firefox browser...type in:  proflevy1.googlepages.com/assignments...or on Internet Explorer....type in: sites.google.com/site/proflevy1/assignments....highlight and copy the URL....go to your Desktop....right click....scroll  down to New....click on Folder.....paste URL ....click finish.
http://sites.google.com/sites/proflevy1/assignments

After you log in,  go to [STUDENTS]...Click on Demo Course, view demo.
Then read through Student Guidelines, this will help you with navigating the site and learning how to do assignments.

BE AWARE....BlackBoard will load very slowly!

Sometimes to open a Thread or a LINK you will have to:
RIGHT CLICK then click OPEN in NEW WINDOW.

ON ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO DR. LEVY YOU MUST NOTE YOUR SECTION I.E.,      ON, OQ OR OS

Assignments are due on date noted, by midnight.
POST EACH ASSIGNMENT ON THE CORRECT FORUM
WEEK 1 due June 13 (3 short assignments)
602introdoc
  I
ntroduce yourself
602brain2.doc
   Send to BBDB (BlackBoard Discussion Board) "Brain"
602howyoulearn2.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum) "How You Learn"
 Week 2  due June 20(2 assignments)
602Chapters1and2questions.doc

Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)
602issues.doc - Issues in Special Education

Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum) "Issues"
Week 3 due June 27 (2 assignments)
 602Articlereview2.doc
THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB
read directions carefully
602Chapters3and4questions.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board )


Week 4 due July 6
(3 assignments)
602chapters5and6questions.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board )

602differentiatedinstruction.doc
 

THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -

read directions carefully

602videooutline4.doc  
(SEE BELOW THE LAST ASSIGNMENT FOR SUGGESTED TOPICS, SCROLL DOWN)

THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -
read directions carefully

Week 5 due
July 11
2 assignments)
602behaviormodifications.doc

THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -

read directions carefully

602Chapters7&8questions.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)

Week 6 due
July 18(3 assignments)
602Chapter9questions.doc

Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)
602chapter10questions
Send to BBDB(BlackBoard Discussion Board Forum)
602edutopiaautism1.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)


Week 7 due July25 (2 assignments)
602deafandhardofhearing.doc
THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -

602Chapters11&12questions.doc
Send to BBDB(BlackBoard Discussion Board Forum)

Week 8  due August 1 (2 assignments)
602teachertube5.doc
Send the URL of your post to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)
How to Post toTeacherTube-3.doc     Convert your video directions.doc
602Chapt13questions.doc
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)

Week 9 due August 8
(2 assignments)
602NewSpEdTchrforGradebook2.doc
THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -
read directions carefully.

HumanCamera.doc
Send to BBDB(BlackBoard Discussion Board Forum)
Week 10due  August 15 (2 assignments)
Parents Guide to The IEP Process-

Describe the IEP Process from the link above, the participants and how it works.
Send to BBDB (Blackboard Discussion Board forum)

602AUTISMSPECTRUM-3.doc
THIS ASSIGNMENT GOES TO GRADECENTER NOT DB -

read directions carefully.


Due August 17 PRINTED PORTFOLIO ( MUST BE  in Dr. Levy's hands ON TIME)

Your printed portfolio should be received NO LATER than August 17, so I can review and grade all your assignments and the entire portfolio!

Printed Portfolio- This contains ALL WORK done this term.

INCLUDE:

All the assignments you posted to DB (with proper headings) and answers to questions and your responses to other students and any additional work, essays, web sites you have reviewed, exemplary lessons you have taught or observed, page of quotes relevant to special education, or just your observations on special ed or teaching in general.

Send  or bring portfolio to:     Dr. Stephen Levy-Touro College GRADUATE DIVISION,
                                                          71-02 113th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375

Remember your portfolio should contain the following pages 
1. Front Cover- Please include all student and course information, i.e., name, course, section letters, semester.
2. Back Cover
3. Dedication page - you may wish to include a philosophical quotation
4. Table of Contents …..use numbered TABS so assignments can be easily found.
MUST be Spiral or Plastic bound! (at Staples or Kinkos)

DO NOT USE A THREE (3) RING BINDER!
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SUGGESTED  TOPICS  FOR YOUR VIDEO PROJECT
All projects should indicate their relationship to student learning outcomes and, where appropriate, NYS learning standards and CEC and NAEYC standards 
(these are only suggestions, be creative, but stick to the course objectives.)
Your project will be posted on the web.
Introduction to special education and exceptional children, including historical and legislative perspectives such as PL 94-142, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)
The IEP: team, components, function, and format
Early intervention, inclusion, and RTI
Special education in a culturally diverse society
Mental Retardation: AAMR, causes, characteristics, identification, assessment, and educational approaches
Learning Disabilities: causes, characteristics, assessment, and educational approaches
educational approaches
Speech and language disorders: causes, characteristics, assessment, educational approaches, and augmentative/alternative communication
Hearing loss, blindness and low vision: types, causes, characteristics, assessment, educational approaches, technology
Physical disabilities, health impairments and traumatic brain injury (TBI): causes, characteristics, assessment, and educational approaches
Autism and severe disabilities: characteristics, causes, assessment, and educational approaches
Gifted and talented: definitions, characteristics, assessment, curriculum/instruction, and educational placement
Transition to adulthood: family involvement, advocacy groups, community support
Contemporary challenges and future directions for special education