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EDUC 301-Educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners

Use this courseguide to databases, magazines, journals, newsletters, web resource, and books pertaining to education diverse and exceptional learners

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Welcome to the EDUC 301Educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners Infoguide

Use this guide to locate sources to use for your course assignments.

  • Find Articles - Key databases, journals, magazines, and newsletter for the educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners
  • Find Books - Search the Mason catalogs for books and ebooks related to Educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners
  • Find Curriculum Resources - includes information on the Virginia textbook review and approval schedule, as well as the Standards of Learning used in Virginia, and the Common Core Standards used by Maryland and Washington, DC and national standards
  • Find Websites - Education websites related to Educating Diverse and Exceptional Learners
  • Find Videos - connect to Mason video collections Click the link to access the Teaching Channel
  • Find Online Tutorials -   tutorials on beginning your research, finding & evaluating resources, using Zotero to create citations
  • Write & Cite - Information on Zotero and contacting the Writing Center
  • Get Help - Chat with a librarian or setup an appointment with the Education Librarian

EDUC 301 Assignments

Be a Teacher Presentation: You want to be a teacher…here’s your chance!  You will also practice collaboration skills by working with a peer to create and deliver a 15-20 minute presentation to our class on a topic about one of the approved topics related to teaching and learning with diverse students.  This presentation will include involving your class peers in a brief, meaningful activity.  There will be 10 minutes for Q & A following each presentation.  Topic approval and sign-up required. (50 points).  (List of potential topics, specific directions, and rubric on Blackboard).

Teacher Journal Article Response: Read three current (published within the pass ten years) professional, peer-reviewed practitioner journal articles on topics related to effectively teaching diverse learners in inclusive classrooms.  Article choices will be organized into 3 separate folders:  Teaching Learners with Special Needs, Teaching English Learners, and Creating Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Environments.  You will select one article from each designated folder at three points during the semester.  On a graphic organizer template, you will provide the following information for each article: 3 key concepts, 1 analytical paragraph showing connections and applications, 1 quote from each source worthy of class discussion, and 3 questions to spark discussion.  Provide proper citation in APA-6 style for each article.  You will need to annotate the article as you read to note connections, critiques, and/or questions/wonderings that you have in order to be prepared to share your thinking around your chosen article in group discussions.  Please bring the annotated article in print or electronic form to class. 

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