Designing and Implementing Engaging Lesson Plans for Special Needs Students
Teachers face an uphill task of creating and implementing an effective lesson plan to engage all, or at least the majority, of the special needs students in their class. Because of the diversity of the strengths and deficits of these students who are placed together in spite of their varying functioning levels, it can be highly challenging for a teacher to engage the students’ attention at all times. However, the failure to do so will mean that many of the students will become distracted and even act out due to boredom, not to mention that they are not learning!
In this workshop, participants will learn how to design and implement differentiated lesson plans within their classroom settings, which will engage the students.
Who Should Attend?
Teachers and Teaching Assistants.
- Create a differentiated curriculum that is customised to the functioning level of students with varying abilities and learning styles.
- Develop a curriculum that is meaningful and relevant to students.
- Diagnose problem areas within the classroom setting, which undermine implementation.
- Incorporate scaffolding and cooperative learning strategies.
Lecture (with slideshow), Small and Large-Group Discussions, Activity, Case Studies and Q & A.
PowerPoint Slideshow, Learning Materials and Handouts
Duration: 3 hours
- Key ingredients of an effective Lesson Plan.
- Teacher’s Presentation approaches.
- Large-Group Activities, Small-Group Activities, Worksheets and Learning Materials.
- Challenges in Implementation of Lesson Plan.
- Implementation Strategies: General classroom management and group learning.