ERIC Number: ED444305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Math and Science Classes: A Resource for Teachers [and Videotape].
Burgstahler, Sheryl; Nourse, Steve
This kit is designed to help science and mathematics teachers become more aware of the rights, responsibilities, potential contribution, and needs of students with disabilities, teachers' responsibilities for ensuring equal educational opportunities for all students in their programs, and strategies for accommodating students who have disabilities in science and math classes. Material includes a notebook, a 2-hour videotape recording, and informational handouts and a pamphlet on the DO-IT (Disabilities Opportunities Internetworking Technology) program. The "Background and General Strategies" section of the notebook covers general issues related to access to education for individuals with disabilities, and legal and attitudinal issues as well as general teaching strategies. The"Computing Access" section covers the three areas that must be addressed in order to provide full access to computing resources (computer lab access, provision of adaptive technology, and universal design of electronic resources). The "Access to Math and Science" section provides strategies and examples for making educational activities accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. A list of general resources and a glossary on disability issues relevant to science and mathematics instruction are also included, along with reproducible handouts and overhead transparency templates. The videotape demonstrates how technology can be used to make instruction accessible. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Computer Uses in Education, Disabilities, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction
DO-IT, Disabilities, Opportunities, Interworking & Technology, University of Washington, Box 354842, Seattle, Washington 98195-4842; Tel: 206-685-DOIT (Voice/TTY); Fax: 206-685-4045; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.washington.edu/doit/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Eisenhower Program for Mathematics and Science Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Note: Videotape not available from ERIC. Additional funding provided by the Telecommunications Funding Partnership and U.S. West Communications.