SPD500 Weekly Discussion Questions
Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Question 1: Review the “”FIEP: A Facilitated IEP Meeting.” Discuss your impression of the meeting as it relates to the collaboration between members of the IEP team, compliance with IDEA, and whether ethical principles of professional practice were demonstrated during the execution of the IEP process. Defend your ideas by citing specific examples from the video and standards from the “Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE).” In replies to peers, discuss whether you agree or disagree with the opinions presented and justify your response using evidence from the video, the “Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE),” and other topic Resources.
Question 2: According to GCU’s (Grand Canyon University) Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work, “we are assured that our work within the world matters to God and our neighbors, and that we honor God by serving others in ways that promote human flourishing.” Additionally, the “Model Code of Ethics for Educators (MCEE)” also calls upon teachers to demonstrate and “ethic of care.” Select a verse or quote that exemplifies your desire to become an educator. Explain how this quote applies to you personally and your service to students, families, and colleagues. In replies to peers, discuss how you might apply this quote in professional practice.
Question 3: The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires IEP teams to consider the effect of a given disability on a child’s performance and identify each child’s unique strengths, preferences, interests, and needs to develop specially designed instruction. This is what makes special education different from providing general accommodations. Review the “Special Education” and the “Section 300.39 Special Education” topic Resources and describe the three major components that IDEA requires teams to include in the IEP to adequately address specially designed instruction. Explain why you think the law requires teams to explicitly describe specially designed instruction that is different from the instruction provided to all students. In replies to peers, support or refute the ideas presented using the topic Resources, your own research, and specific, real-world examples.
Question 4: Once a student meets the requirements for eligibility for services, special education teachers use the characteristics and best practices defined by research and the results of the evaluation and informal measures to plan specially designed instruction. Specially designed instruction may include changes to the content that will be taught, changes to the methodology or instructional strategies used to support the student, and changes to the delivery of instruction. Explain how understanding the characteristics of disability eligibility categories can assist teachers in planning specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students. Include a real-world example to support your ideas. In replies to peers provide and discuss additional examples that support the ideas presented.
Requirements: 150 words per question | .doc file