AAC131: Learning Strategies (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Special Education
COURSE TITLE: Learning Strategies
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 5-8
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The learning strategies course is designed to introduce special education students to concepts that are necessary for them to function in a regular classroom environment. The content includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts: time management, decision-making strategies, following directions, time-on-task behaviors, use of visual aids, organization of work site, organization of information, textbook usage strategies, note taking, test-taking strategies, dictionary reference skills and researching and locating information.
Major Instructional Activities: Instruction will focus on transfer of skills to the regular classroom. Instruction will be provided in the special education class, in regular education classes, in the media center and the school environment.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be evaluated based on the goals and objectives on the Individual Education Plans (lEPs). Evaluation will be based on written work and teacher observation.
Essential Expectations: Upon successful completion of Learning Strategies course, the student should be able to:
Upon completion of the learning strategies course, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate use of time management techniques.
- Demonstrate use of decision-making strategies.
- Follow directions.
- Demonstrate time on task behaviors.
- Use visual aides.
- Organize site work.
- Organize information.
- Apply textbook usage strategies.
- Use a variety of techniques to read for information.
- Take notes.
- Use strategies for remembering information.
- Apply test-taking strategies.