Racism and ableism are interdependent. My university teaching aims to highlight how this interdependence plays out in the ways we segregate, discipline, and design/implement instruction for students of color in our K-12 school system. My courses work to dismantle the racist, ableist, sexist, heteronormative, gender-conforming ways in which our students experience education. Operating through the lenses of DisCrit (Connor, Ferri, Annamma, 2014), and culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1995), my courses rethink status quo approaches, call out/call in everyday microagressions and language that contributes to deficit framings of multiply marginalized youth. Expect to be continuously challenged and discomforted and ready to critically analyze everything!
EDSE 224 Assessment in Early Childhood and Moderate to Severe Disabilities
This course examines the unique considerations and approaches to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students with dis/abilities. The course provides a discussion and application of teaching and learning concepts, strategies, and methods related to meaningful instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) with and without dis/abilities. The course will include legislation requirements, strategies to deliver instruction, materials, and resources. Candidates will be proficient in using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol for ELLs.
EDSE 231X &
EDSE 231X and 285 MA Sequence Courses
Issues, trends and research in educating handicapped students. Prerequisite: Department consent. Note: This course satisfies graduate-level GWAR in this master's program.