Thursday, April 24, 2014

Internship in Special Education and Writing

William Tucker

At least three internships in teaching writing to secondary special education students have been funded by a grant from the National Writing Project. Interns will meet at least six times in the 2014-15 academic year to study and observe the teaching of writing with special education students in the lowest quartile of performance.

Some likely questions to address:
• How do special education teachers develop student writing in the lowest quartile of performance?
• How do special education teachers support the mainstream classroom in teaching writing to the lowest quartile?
• How do mainstream classroom teachers integrate special education teachers in the work of the classroom in writing?
• How do all teachers resolve the tensions between skills and fluency in writing?

Stipend for three interns: $500 each; four interns, $400 each.
Program guided by Dr. Rhonda Kraai, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Cognitive Impairment Area. The inquiry group will present key understandings to a Saturday Seminar on March 14, 2015. Applicants send a letter of interest and qualifications to Bill Tucker, . Deadline: May 1.

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