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Teaching English: Curriculum, Methods & Assessment for Adolescents with Disabilities

This course uses a progressive and inquiry-based approach as a framework for teaching English language arts to adolescents with a wide range of abilities and challenges. Participants will use a sociopolitical lens as they consider the study of literature, digital, multimodal and new literacies, and reading and writing skills and strategies across genres. This course focuses on developing participants' skills in planning, instruction, and assessment to create meaningful access to the general education English language arts curriculum for students with disabilities. It emphasizes teacher collaboration to support the differentiation of instruction based on learner characteristics, learning environment, curriculum, and standards. An anti-bias and social justice orientation are woven throughout the course, with a focus on teacher and student advocacy and agency. (Pending approval of the Curriculum Committee.)