Understanding Accommodations and Modifications

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 9/9/2019 - 10/7/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $23
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 24 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 8/27/2018 - 9/23/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 16 of 30
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 7/8/2019 - 8/4/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 14 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 4/1/2019 - 5/1/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55 per credit.

  • Currently Enrolled: 10 of 20
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/18/2018 - 7/15/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55.

  • Currently Enrolled: 26 of 30

About the Course

This course will examine the differences between accommodations and modifications as well as what it means to personalize instruction for students. It will challenge you to make your content accessible for all students and address the individual needs of all learners in your classroom.

Teachers will actively participate in online learning to further develop their understanding of accommodations and modifications as they are practiced in the classroom.

The content of this course is applicable to all content and grade levels, making this course appropriate for teachers of all content and all levels. Teacher librarians, instructional coaches, and administrators are welcome to join us; they will also be asked how they can apply their learning in this course to their practice.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between accommodations and modifications.
  • Create deliverables to use in their current practice.
  • Create an environment conducive to all learners in their classroom.
  • Reflect on their current practice and identify a lesson to improve.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Art/Music Career And Technical Comprehensive Health Dance Drama/Theater Arts Education Support Professionals English Language Arts English Language Learning Math Music Physical Education Reading,Writing,Communicating Science Social Studies Specialized Service Providers Technology Visual Arts World Languages Differentiation

Facilitator

Kara Myers

Kara Myers belongs to the Westminster Education Association and is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist for Westminster Public Schools. Kara has 14 years of teaching experience and has an expertise in working with middle school students.  Kara understands the importance of keeping up with best practices to ensure learner engagement and academic growth for her students. She believes that students from every background and all walks of life should have equal opportunities at a quality education. Kara stands together with the WEA to support quality learning conditions in the classroom and to advocate for better educational opportunities for students across the state of Colorado. She believes there are power in numbers, and when we have a large number of teachers standing together, our voices are heard. 

Kara is well-versed in instruction, differentiation, and assessment for English language learners, providing instructional support for teachers, RTI, using Kagan structures in the classroom, co-teaching, and teaching in a Competency Based System. Kara has held a variety of leadership positions in her school and serves on District level task forces. Kara holds a BA in Secondary Education and English Literature from Indiana University. She graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a MA in Social, Cultural, and Bilingual Foundations. 


Reviews

Susan Mattson
The course provided me with lots of strategies that I can use to improve my instruction and ensure that all students have access to the curriculum. The assignments were great and I learned a lot.
Jeremiah Moore
Great course with applicable strategies to use in the classroom. The assignments are great and help prepare for lessons in the classroom

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