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Teaching Skills

Course Code DSWP-220
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

In this course, students will explore the DSW role as teacher, educational assistant, job coach and community facilitator for people who have an intellectual disability in various school, work, community, and home environments.  The course emphasizes an integrated and collaborative educational/learning approach. Students will learn successful classroom practices that enhance competencies for students and adult learners.  Assessment, instructional approaches and specific teaching strategies will be the focus of the course.  Emphasis will be on evidence based educational strategies for diverse learners and the development of written teaching/lesson plans.  The focus of the curriculum is on youth transition, work, life in the community, augmentative communication, core curriculum adaptations and modifications that meet the learners individualized needs, and technology enhanced learning.  Employment support, job coaching, and positive behavior strategies are investigated.

Course Learning Outcomes

The student will reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Explain the supports and skills necessary for a successful transition model
  2. Identify supports and strategies that enhance participation within adult and integrated environments
  3. Construct teaching skills and strategies that promote success
  4. Elaborate on the integration of technology in teaching strategies 
Course Outline