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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 will practice collaboration skills by working with a peer to create a 15-minute multimedia, presentation about one of the approved topics related to teaching and learning with exceptional and diverse learners. This multimedia presentation will include a brief, meaningful activity to engage your peers around the content/topic. You and your partner will share your presentation in class. Everyone will view and respond respectfully peers’ presentations. Topic approval and sign-up required. (List of potential topics, specific directions, and rubric on Blackboard, under Major Assignments: Teacher Journal Article Responses).

Teacher Journal Article Response: Read two current professional practitioner journal articles on topics related to effectively teaching diverse and exceptional learners in inclusive classrooms. Article choices are organized into the following folders:

  1. Teaching Learners with Special Needs
  2. Teaching English Learners
  3. Creating Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Environments.

You will select one article from these folders at two points during the semester without selecting two articles from the same folder. Using 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
  • 3 questions to explore in the future. Provide proper citation in APA-7 style for each article.
Please note your connections, critiques, and/or questions/wonderings as you read each journal article so that you will be prepared to complete the graphic organizer.

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