Special Education: Authentic Voice and Critical Incident

Title: Authentic Voice and Criticial Incident In Special Education
Discipline(s) or Field(s): Special Education
Authors: Stephanie Chapman, Maureen Griffith, Amy Griffith, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Submission Date: December 2, 2007

Executive Summary

The topic and focus of the lesson study is authentic voice and critical incident moving from personal meaning to understanding professional teaching standards. Through guided instruction, students will learn to use a critical incident process to examine a specific situation by describing the incident objectively, exploring the emotions of involved individuals, relating the situation to personal experiences as teachers or students, identifying the standards and dispositions exemplified in the critical incident, and developing a position reflecting personal beliefs discovered through the reflection process. This topic directly addresses the objectives by creating a class lesson and exploring how it affects student learning and thinking.

Special Education Lesson Study: Authentic Voice and Critical Incident (Final Report)

Guidelines on how to use the observation protocol and blank copies of the protocol and observer reactions forms

Index cards used to survey students’ understanding of the Wisconsin Teaching Standards at the beginning and end of the semester

This is data from the beginning of the semester and the end of the semester for the first lesson study that was done.  The data includes student responses to current understanding of teaching standards and helpful activities.

This is data from the beginning of the semester and the end of the semester for the second lesson study that was done.  The data includes student responses to current understanding of teaching standards and helpful activities.

This is a link to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 10 Wisconsin Teaching Standards for the notecard data.

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