Johnson Family Fellows Program Goals
This program will introduce you to the tenets of Disability Studies in Education, help deepen your understanding of asset-based teaching practices for supporting students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms, and support you to become a leader in your own school communities. You will reflect on your teaching practices, assess your school's practice, learn how cultural and social contexts influence students' achievement and behavior, and create support networks for colleagues. You learn to distinguish between medical and social models of disability, to use cultural reciprocity ad Universal Design for Learning, to plan a "Beyond Awareness" event, and create a plan for sharing your knowledge with colleagues.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to K-12 educators who want to be leaders of inclusion efforts at their schools. Participants can gain or practice their leadership skills in providing professional development and support to other teachers. Participants also have an opportunity to build a network of colleagues within the county.
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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.
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