Collaborating with Students in Instruction and Decision Making The Untapped Resource

ISBN-10: 1412972175
ISBN-13: 9781412972178
Edition: 2010
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Learn more about Richard Villa's PD offerings Richard A. Villa is president of Bayridge Consortium, Inc. His primary field of expertise is the development of administrative and instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings. Villa is recognized as an educational leader who inspires and works collaboratively with others to implement current and emerging exemplary educational practices. His work has resulted in the inclusion of children with intensive cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges as full members of the general education community in the school districts where he has worked and consulted. Villa has been a classroom teacher, special education administrator, pupil personnel services director, and director of instructional services and has authored 4 books and over 70 articles and chapters. Known for his enthusiastic, humorous style, Villa has presented at international, national, and state educational conferences and has provided technical assistance to departments of education in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, and Honduras and to university personnel, public school systems, and parent and advocacy organizations.

Ann I. Nevin is professor emerita at Arizona State University and visiting professor at Florida International University. The author of books, research articles, and numerous chapters, Nevin is recognized for her scholarship and dedication to providing meaningful, practice-oriented, research-based strategies for teachers to integrate students with special learning needs. Since the 1970s, she has co-developed various innovative teacher education programs that affect an array of personnel, including the Vermont Consulting Teacher Program, Collaborative Consultation Project Re-Tool sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Arizona State University program for special educators to infuse self-determination skills throughout the curriculum, and the Urban SEALS (Special Education Academic Leaders) doctoral program at Florida International University. Her advocacy, research, and teaching spans more than 38 years of working with a diverse array of people to help students with disabilities succeed in normalized school environments. Nevin is known for action-oriented presentations, workshops, and classes that are designed to meet the individual needs of participants by encouraging introspection and personal discovery for optimal learning.

Foreword: The Importance of Students' Voices
List of Tables
List of Figures
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Letter to the Reader
Why Collaborate with Students?
Student Collaboration Facilitates 21st Century Goals of Education
Student Collaboration is Democratic Schooling
Student Collaboration Increases Self-Determination
Student Collaboration Increases Academic and Social Competence
Student Collaboration Facilitates Other School Reform Efforts
Student Collaboration is an Untapped Resource in Times of Limited Fiscal and Human Resources
Summary
Teaching With Students
Definition of Teaching
What is the Instructional Cycle?
What is the Research Base for Teaching with Students?
Students as Co-Teachers in Cooperative Learning Groups
What is Cooperative Learning?
What Cooperative Groups Are NOT
Five Essential Ingredients of Cooperative Group Learning: PIGS Face
The Four Phases of Planning and Implementing Formal Cooperative Group Lessons
Teacher Decisions at Each Phase of Planning and Implementation
An Example of a Formal Cooperative Group Lesson
What Do Students Say About Cooperative Group Learning
Summary
Students as Peer Tutors and Partner Learners
Meet Some Peer Tutors
What is Peer Tutoring/Partner Learning?
Essential Ingredients of Peer Tutoring and Partner Learning
Getting Started with Peer Tutoring and Partner Learning
An Example of a Peer Tutoring/Partner Learning Lesson
Students' Views of Peer Tutoring and Partner Learning
Summary
Students as Co-Teachers
What is a Co-Teacher? What are Examples of Adults Co-Teaching with Students?
Co-Teaching Approaches
Challenges Faced by Student Co-Teachers
What Are Student Co-Teachers, Adult Co-Teachers, Administrators, and Learners in Co-Taught Classes Saying About Co-Teaching?
Summary
Decision-Making With Students
Empowering Students as Collaborative Creative Thinkers
Barriers to Creative Thinking and Action
Awareness Plans for Busting Barriers and Imagining Improvements
Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem-Solving (CPS) Process
Thinking for Collaborative Solution Finding-Focusing Upon What You Can Do
Summary
Students as Instructional Decision Makers
Collaborating with Students to Determine the Product of Learning
Collaborating with Students to Differentiate Instruction for Struggling Learners
Summary
Students as Designers of Their Own Learning
Defining and Nurturing Self-Determination
Making Action Plans (MAPs) as a Tool to Actualize Self-Determination
Student-Led Individualized Education Programs
Personal Learning Plans as a Tool to Teach Self-Determination
What Do Students Say About Self-Determination?
Summary
Students as Mediators of Conflict and Controversy
Examples of Everyday School Conflicts
Understanding Conflict
An Example of a Class-Wide or School-Wide Peer Mediation Program
A Lesson Plan Example: Learning Friendly Disagreeing Skills
Summary
Students as Collaborators in Responsibility
A "Circle of Courage" Definition of Responsibility
The Self-Discipline Pyramid
Summary
Epilogue: Beyond Benevolence to Befriending
Glossary
Resources
Cooperative Group Learning Lesson Plan
Peer Tutor Lesson Plan
Co-Teaching Lesson Plan
Syllabus for High School Course for Teaching Students to Be Co-Teachers
Template for Product-Activity Matrix Integrating Bloom's Taxonomy and Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory
Template for Facts about the Learner, Classroom Demands, Mismatches, and Potential Solutions
Student Collaboration Quiz (for students)
References
Index

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