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This issue is focused on adaptive physical education. Articles cover promoting social acceptance and inclusion in physical education, teaching self-protection to students with disabilities, using 3D...
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Lanny grew up in rural Northwest Missouri. He always enjoyed school and learning. He started his teaching career in the Kansas City, Missouri School District and taught middle school and high school in the areas of math and science and special education. Of the 27 years with KCPS he taught for 20 years and was a building level administrator for 12 years. After retiring from KCPS he joined Grain Valley School District teaching math and science courses in the resource and co-teaching classrooms at the high school level. He loves working with kids and supporting them in academics and personal growth.
November 24, 2021
The future Dr. Thornton is a mathematics endorsement carrier, a beacon of light facilitator, special education teacher, Speech & debate team coach in Bloomington, Illinois. He holds a bachelor of science in secondary education mathematics, a master’s in special education, and his Ed.D will be in Special Education from Illinois State University. In addition, Mr. Thornton was a teacher of the year finalist this past school year at Bloomington High School in the midst of the pandemic.
October 21, 2021
Jennifer Ormerod is a special education teacher for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grades at Hiawatha Elementary School in Essex Junction, Vermont. Jennifer started her career 25 years ago as an Early Childhood Special Educator and taught 3-5 year olds in a variety of Vermont’s inclusive preschool settings for several years. During that time she had an incredible opportunity to receive advanced training in Autism through the Vermont Rural Autism Project.
October 18, 2021
Teaching exceptional education in middle school is an extremely rewarding service. Middle school is a pivotal time in the lives of all students, but especially those with exceptionalities. My main focus is to help students build confidence and be proud of their unique strengths. Through the daily incorporation of social-emotional activities, I strive to develop impactful relationships with my students. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the activities that we do in our class.
October 14, 2021
Nick D. Polcini has served as a special educator for about 21 years in the field. He has been a middle school teacher and a high school teacher working with kids with Learning Disabilities and Autism. Nick graduated from West Chester University of PA in 2000 in Special Education and earned his M. Ed. In Special Education with an area of concentration in Secondary Transition at WCU in 2005. Nick currently teaches as a special education teacher at B. Reed Henderson High School in the West Chester Area School District in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
October 11, 2021
In her 28th in education, Cathy Wojcik has taught in various early childhood special education settings (ECSE), including Self-Contained ECSE, Reverse Inclusion ECSE, Inclusive PreK, and Itinerant/Community Based. She also served on the Evaluation Team for PreK and is currently an ECSE Autism teacher. Cathy holds a BS in Special Education from Penn State University and M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education.
October 07, 2021
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Alysha DeCrescenzo has a dual certification in elementary and special education grades 1 through 6 and just completed her Master’s degree in Urban Multi-Cultural Special Education at Rhode Island College. And most recently completed her English as a Second Language certification. She is a critical shortage gem!
August 26, 2021
Unit Co-Planning for Academic and College and Career Readiness in Inclusive Secondary Classrooms Toews, S. G., Miller, A. L., Kurth, J. A., & Turner, E. L. 9/1/2020 53 1 2020 Access to quality general education instruction that includes academic and non
Access to quality general education instruction that includes academic and non-academic skills is a right for all children. To accomplish this, it is necessary to provide tools that foster...
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