Special Education Part 1
The Special Education Part 1 (AQ) course focuses on the holistic understanding of theory and practice in the context of Special Education in Ontario. This course introduces curriculum and Ministry documents that support diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments through exploration of the principles of universal design and differentiated instructional strategies to inform program planning, development and implementation. You will begin to gain a broad understanding of learning theories in the context of the continuum of development as a basis for supporting diverse learners. Within this course, you will explore exceptionalities, as defined by the Ministry, to gain an understanding of students who have various learning needs, and strategies to support learners with a range of exceptionalities. This course introduces you to the importance of collaborative team and resources, the steps involved in meeting the needs of students in the classroom, and beginning to understand Individual Education Plans.