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I met with Christine. She was a special education teacher and know is the Sp. Ed. Instructional Team Leader at Lake Elkhorn Middle School. The

I have this project need to be done, this project has 4 parts. Read the instructions carefuly in the file (MENU BOARD)

- you will find information attached about part 3,4 (Inclusion and IEP meeting)  it will guide you to answer part 3,4.

- Answer all the questions and Write from 5 to 7 pages.

- After you finish writing please summarize all this assignment in One paper only.

To be clear and understand the project , look at the file ((example)). this is an example done by a student it might give you an idea about the project, But Please do not use any information from it.

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I met with Christine. She was a special education teacher and know is the Sp. Ed. Instructional Team Leader at Lake Elkhorn Middle School. The questions: How are Special Education decisions handled in your building? (Staffing, management of IEP’s, etc.) -Management of IEP’s goes through the Special Ed ITL and the assigned case manager. -As far as staffing, that goes through the Office of Special Education, administration, and Special Ed ITL (based on IEP hours). Scheduling of classes is through administration and the Special Ed ITL. -Overall, I would say all or most decisions are through the Dept. of Special Ed, admin, and Special Ed ITL. Does your school implement full inclusion? Are some students included for certain subjects only, if so why? -We are all inclusion except the Academic Life Skills students who are seeking a certificate, not a diploma. These students are in a self contained ELA, math, and intervention class but out in inclusion classes for related arts, science, and social studies. How are behaviors managed within your building, of students with an IEP/504? -Student behaviors are managed through administration but communicated with the Special Ed ITL to discuss the number of suspension days and the best form of discipline for that particular student. Do you attend the IEP meetings for students within your building? -I attend all IEP meetings within LEMS. If there were one thing that you could change about Special Education what would it be? -Well…that’s hard to answer only given ‘one thing’… I would say, parents, students with an IEP, and teachers holding the student (and the student themselves) accountable for pushing themselves to do their best and not using the IEP as a crutch to get by.
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Menu Board Final Project 1. Placement Description: Harper's Choice Middle School may be serving the community for forty years and also was recognized in 1973. It provides grades coming from 6 till 8 and neighborhood is actually in Howard County ، Maryland. Their staff focuses on continuing to arrange the students for participation in a very diverse, tough, and significantly competitive global society. However, in regard of the languages spoken there is a World Languages Team for the French & Spanish speakers. In this school students do not only study about important stuff in the world but also about basic knowledge. This school not only promotes education through books but also makes students understand teamwork and importance of it. HCMS give the students too many chances to students to participate in co-curricular activities. The students of this school get access to a strenuous academic program including various enrichment prospects. Even more, I liked the idea that there is an online meal payment system, which allows families to simply take care of student accounts and make the payments online. Personally, I believe that it is a really great feature. On the other hand, I did not find any negative attributes of this school setting. After researching all about this school I concluded that ISLLC’s standard 2 applies here the most, as this school promotes the success and stability associated with competence with their staff along with the involvement and support from the parents and community. Based on HCMS the wide variety and volume of opportunities for students in their school may not be possible without the active support with their very prepared and properly run PTA. 1
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Once I was done with the research of this school there was one thing I noticed that there were only few complaints about this school and all of them were about the misbehavior of teacher with students as well as with the parents. I would like to know why this event took place and why it wasn’t handled with maturity. 2: Interview an Administrator: · How are Special Education decisions handled in your building? (Staffing, management of IEP’s, etc.) Staffing for Special Education is decided on at the county level. Each school is allocated a number of teachers and Para educators each year. The special education team leader manages the students IEP's and the meetings for all students. She develops the calendar for meetings, trains teachers and Para educators, as well as tests students when needed. · Does your school implement full inclusion? Are some students included for certain subjects only, if so why? We do implement full inclusion for most of our students. We do have a few students, who according to their IEP need more services outside the general education classroom. They are therefore provided support within the self-contained classroom. · How are behaviors managed within your building, of students with an IEP/504? Behaviors for students with an IEP/504 are handled the same way as other students. We (administrators) need to watch the number of days a student is suspended and make sure that we are keeping in touch with parents and case managers. · Do you attend the IEP meetings for students within your building? 2
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Inclusion Inclusion refers to the initiative that all learners without excluding the disabled ones that they should learn in the same classroom. Inclusion debate has been on limelight in the recent past. There are those who advocate for it and those who oppose it based on diFerent arguments. However, having read the tow articles and using knowledge, I oppose the inclusion of disabled students with other students in the same classroom setting. This is grounded on diverse reasons. ±irst, the inclusion of students with disabilities into the conventional classroom setting is like dumping them and their future. Despite the fact that inclusion is often being advocated for by many lobbying groups, it should be noted that the whole program does not have the necessary resources and trained educators who can eFectively handle the disabled students. Moreover, the normal class setting and teachers lack necessary supportive materials that are needed in order to teach these students. Therefore, the disabled students, if included in the normal classroom setting, cannot access specialized and appropriate care and attention since disabled students need specialized technology and equipment to facilitate their learning eFectively. Additionally, the inclusion of such students with other students means that there will be a disruption of the regular education of other students. This is because the learning capabilities of disabled learners are low as compared to other students. ±urther, in a bid to expand the range of capability levels in a classroom via inclusion, educators are needed to direct inordinate care and attention to a few- disabled, and this implies that they are likely to decrease the amount of energy and time directed to the rest of the students. Second, an inclusion of students with disabilities means that they are likely to lose special education services which they are entitled to. My
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greatest resistance for the inclusion arises from the perspective that it is inappropriate to most students particularly those with hearing impairments. Their lack of ability to communicate with their peers implies that they will not develop cognitively and socially. It will be cumbersome to communicate with other students as their main form of communication is by sign language. This creates a barrier between the impaired students such as deaf and blind and their colleagues. Moreover, since the normal classroom setting teachers may not have the necessary training pertaining to the teaching methods of the impaired students, the students are likely to miss out much of the experiences aimed at by the advocates for inclusion. Third and last, there is a concern on ridicule on the inclusion of students with disabilities especially those with severe disabilities. They are likely to be ridiculed by other students who may regard them to be weak in all aspects. This will negatively impact on their development of the basic life skills as they will perceive themselves to be alienated from the rest of other students. Consequently, it will impact on their general school performance. It is worthy to note that the major challenge that aFects the learning of disabled students is ridicule. This means that by embracing inclusion, the learning of such students will be constrained. In conclusion, it is evident that inclusion of disabled students in the same classroom setting with other students will bring adverse eFects both to the disabled students and the rest. The normal classroom setting lacks proper structures that can support the learning of disabled students. In addition, inclusion is likely to disrupt the normal learning of other students simply because their learning capabilities and mode of teaching greatly diFer. ±urthermore, the educators may lack the essential skills to handle the need students and at the same time other students. Besides, in most cases the disabled students are ridiculed by their colleagues. Therefore, it is
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What is an IEP?
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Objectves: CanidaTes will be able To: Identfy and describe diFerenT parTs of an IEP Identfy how The Provisions of IDEA correlaTe wiTh The IEP
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PROJECT: MENU BOARD ACTIVITIES: Candidates will be given an opportunity to choose different options for their final project. For the final project candidates will be asked to observe in a school, interview parents, teachers and/or administrators, shadow a teacher and possibly observe in an IEP meeting. The Menu Board Options will be found at the end of the syllabus. At the last class candidates will be asked to give a presentation regarding their menu board. Not currently working in a school the required: 1. Demographics of the school: (Find a school in the neighborhood in which you live and research it) the school is : Wilde Lake Middle School http://wlms.hcpss.org Address: Columbia, MD in USA Describe the school: population it serves, size, testing scores, languages spoken, housing, socio-economic status. Does it have a Special education program/component? Other important information about the school. What ISLCC standard applies the most when describing the demographics of a school and why? 2. Interview of an administrator, general educator OR special educator: (You can interview me or I can put you in contact with someone). These are just leading questions and should be followed up with any others that you have. How are Special Education decisions handled in your building? (Staffing, management of IEP’s, etc.) Does your school implement full inclusion? Are some students included for certain subjects only, if so why? How are behaviors managed within your building, of students with an IEP/504? Do you attend the IEP meetings for students within your building? If there were one thing that you could change about Special Education what would it be? (This part It has already done by me) you will find this answer in file (the interview), but you have to complete the next part. After the interview , what are your thoughts on Special Education? Did these interviews change how you feel about Special Education? Did you learn anything new or interesting as a result of this interview? Which ISLLC standard applies the most? Justify your answer.
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3. Service Delivery: Describe the different service delivery models that are available in a school setting: Inclusion, Self-contained and resource classrooms. Describe how other professionals work with students in the classroom such as (general educators, speech/language pathologists, school psychologists, therapists, etc.)? How do these professionals help serve students with disabilities? Which ISLLC standard applies the most? Justify your answer. 4. IEP meetings: Research IEP meetings and answer the following questions in regards to them: Who should be present at the meeting and why? What happens at a meeting? What is reviewed, discussed, examined? Research and watch a video of an IEP meeting and discuss what you see. Make sure to mention the video that your reviewed. Which ISLLS standard applies the most> Justify your answers.
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