40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5

ISBN-10: 1412981700
ISBN-13: 9781412981705
Edition: 2011
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 1/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Dr. Green has a B.A. in English from University of Bridgeport, an M.A. in Special Education and Reading from Eastern New Mexico University, and a Ph.D. in Psychological & Cultural Studies and Special Education from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She holds certifications in Special Education and Teacher of English and is currently as Associate Professor of Education at Centenary College. She has worked as a special education teacher and a consultant, preparing and implementing workshops on a variety of topics related to special education. Dr. Green is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Teacher Education Division of CEC. She presents regularly at national special education conferences, is a reviewer of conference proposals for national special education conferences, and a reviewer of manuscripts for special education texts for major education publishers. Dr. Green has taught most of the special education courses at Centenary on both the undergraduate and graduate level, and she developed and is the current director of the M.A. program in Special Education. She also serves as the director of the Teachers of Students with Disabilities Certification Program. She received the Centenary College Distinguished Teacher Award in 2000. She is the founding advisor of the Centenary College Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Learn more about Diane Casale-Giannola's PD offerings Consulting Description: Active Learning for the Inclusive Classroom, K-5 Consulting Description: Active Learning for the Inclusive Classroom, 6-12 Dr. Diane Casale-Giannola is currently a Associate Professor in the School of Education at Rider University. She received her Master's of Science, specializing in Special Education, from Albany University and her Ph.D. from New York University. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Educational Supervision and Administration from Brooklyn College.Dr. Casale-Giannola is an active researcher, presenter, and consultant, focusing on how to assess and address the needs of diverse student populations. She is an active member of the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children and Council for Exceptional Children, including participating in the CEC scholarship committee and sponsoring the first state-wide Student CEC professional conference. She also is on the Special Education Advisory Board, which consults with community and university members to support pre-service teachers to effectively teach and service individuals with disabilities in the community and their families.

About the Author
Engaging Students in the Inclusion Classroom: Research and Theoretical Underpinning
The Blueberry Story: The Teacher Gives the Businessman a Lesson
Inclusion: Definition and Research
Students in the Included Classroom: Who Are We Teaching?
Helping Teachers Meets the Inclusion Challenge
What is Active Learning? Defining Our Terms
Brain Based Learning
Information Processing
Information Processing Model
Connections to Differentiated Instruction
Supporting State Standards and Assessments
Motivating Learners Through Active Learning Strategies
Access Is Not Enough: The Critical Need to Address Diverse Student Populations
The Beginning
Selecting and Implementing Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom
Classifications and Characteristics
IDEA Classification Chart
Other Diverse Populations
Assessing Students and Identifying Learning Characteristics
Using Strategies: Before, During, and After
Before the Strategy: Considerations When Choosing a Strategy
How to Choose a Strategy to Meet Individual Student Needs
Strategies That Address Specific Learner Characteristics
Learner Characteristics
Metacognitive Issues
Auditory Processing
Visual Processing
Memory Issues
Low Experiential Base
Social Skill Issues
More Abled/Higher Aptitude Learners
Interpersonal Preferences
How to Choose a Strategy to Meet Individual Teacher Needs
During: Considerations for Implementing a Strategy
After: Considerations After Using the Strategies
Learning Communities
Teacher Notes and Reflections
Grouping for Instruction: Who Goes Where With Whom to Do What?
How Do I Manage Everyone?
Whole Group Instruction
Small Group Instruction
Different Ways to Form Groups
Tips for Choosing and Using Instructional Groups in the Inclusion Classroom
Active Learning Strategies
Acrostic Topics
Baggie Stories
Ball Toss
Chain Reaction
Classification Capers
Classroom Box Bingo
Exit Cards
Four Corners
Howdy Partner
If I Were
Information Rings
Job Wanted Poster
Line Up
Listening Teams
Outline Plus
Paper Pass
People Movers
Play Dough Construction
Puzzle Pieces
Quick Questions
Rainbow Ball
Round Robin
Sentence Starter Poster Session
Snowball Fight
Spider Web
Think Pair Share
Two Truths and a Lie
Venn Hoops
Walking in Their Shoes
What's in the Bag?
What Up?
What Would It Say?
Who Am I/What Am I?
52 Things to Do
Participation Prompts
Conversation Cues
Talking Tickets
The Journey Continues

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