Inclusive Classroom Practices and Structured Literacy
What you'll learn
- Learn about Maslow's hierarchy of needs, the various learning styles, the theories of multiple intelligences and how these impact learning outcomes .
- Practical approaches to creating better learning outcomes in an inclusive classroom.
- How to start your journey into special education.
- Knowledge of types of assessment for special education and usefulness of the results generated.
- Identify students with learning disabilities through their behavior (s) in and outside the classroom.
- Definition of an effective literacy instruction and it's 5 core components.
- Learn the strategies for implementing core literacy instruction in an inclusive classroom.
- Passion for working with children regardless of their disabilities.
This course has been designed for all levels of general and special educators as well as school administrators; to guide them in effectively designing their lessons to meet the learning needs of individuals in their classrooms through the knowledge of daily classroom practices, multiple learning styles and theories of intelligences, Maslow's hierarchy of needs and structured literacy components. To help them understand the 'practice' of inclusion in classrooms.
The course takes a structured approach in educating the teacher who is faced with challenges of creating better learning outcomes for his/her learners.
Practicing special educators will learn key areas to efficiently assess a child for special education programs; General educators will in turn understand 'child find'.
Educators in general will understand and apply evidence-based strategies on how to deal with challenging behaviors students display when faced with learning materials.
Educators will understand how to effectively engage learners with short attention span and hyperactivity.
Literacy skills are basic when it comes to learning; it is essential for learning across board. Educators will also learn effective Strategies for implementing core literacy instruction and planning lessons in an inclusive classroom.
This course consists of tasks and quizzes for knowledge application.
A certificate of completion is available to participants who complete this course.
Who this course is for:
- General Educators
- Aspiring Special Educators
- Practicing Special Educators
- Social workers
- School Administrators
Vicky is a sought-after learning experience designer. She is experienced, trained and certified in both general and special education. She's an expert in early childhood education, inclusive education, school leadership, teacher training, neurolonguistic programming and Life Coaching. She has over 10 years of experience in working in maintream schools and more than 7 years working with special needs children. She likes to describe her entrance into the world of special education as a 'divine call'. She's currently a School Director in an inclusive elementary school in Abuja-Nigeria and the founder of Relis Special Education Needs Consultancy: devoted to helping children with special education needs achieve their learning goals in life. She runs a not-for-profit organisation/support group for mothers of children with special needs. She also runs an online learning hub for educators. She's passionate about harnessing the potentials of every child and preparing them for a realistic world. She's a firm believer that social media and educational technology has come to redeem the world from ignorance! She's licensed by the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria.
A Learning & Literacy Interventionist with over 10 years of work experience in mainstream schools providing support, training, individualized instructions, structured literacy interventions and remediation.
A graduate of Business Administration, Computer Science and Math Education.
She is the founder of Damar Place Learning Foundation; a non-profit organization that creates awareness, advocacy and support for children and young adults with learning disabilities.
She has served as a volunteer providing trainings and interventions to private and public schools in under-served communities.
She is trained reading interventionist who uses Orton Gillingham Approach to support learners with reading and comprehension issues.
She currently works as a SEN Coordinator in a private Montessori school based in Lagos, Nigeria..
She operates as @learningally; creating awareness, training teachers and support elementary schools providing intervention services, identifying and harnessing abilities for success in children with specific learning differences with a focus on Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia using evidence-based strategies to improve academic and SEL skills.