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evaluation of your classroom or agency

First decide whether you are a teacher of a special education classroom, regular inclusive classroom, gifted and talented classroom, speech/language class, or private intervention agency. From there tell me about an experience in which you have encountered. Explain the following:

o Identify and describe the client or student population of your classroom.
o Describe the types of services available for clients or students from within the district or agency in your area.
o Describe the collaboration of those at this site with outside support services such as county and private agencies, non-profit organizations, etc in your area.
o Identify the funding agency for your classroom in your area.
o Describe the staffing (number, types of positions).
o Describe the materials and curricula used.
o Describe the adult-client and/or teacher-student interaction.
o Describe how students are assessed for placement as well as instructional assessment.

Include an evaluation of your classroom or agency. Is this a classroom or agency in which you would place your own child? Are there changes you would make? If so, what?

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I am addressing each bullet in the spaces provided. I am addressing points from the perspective of a regular inclusive education teacher of foreign language. Of course, changes to this response will need to be adapted for your specific situation.

o Identify and describe the client or student population of your classroom.

Student population would include those of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The population would include those of a wide range of abilities from the highly gifted to potentially those with learning disabilities. As it is an elective course, often students with sever mental disabilities are discouraged from taking a foreign language.

o Describe the types of services available for clients or students from within the district or agency in your area.

In addition to special education services provided by the district, outside support agencies are available for any who may be homeless or have substance abuse issues. Examples would include Catholic charities(Ste. Joachim & Anne), Crider and CenterPointe hospital

o Describe the collaboration of those at this site with outside support services such as county and private agencies, non-profit organizations, etc in your area.

Regular IEP collaborative meeting are held for students who have been identified and are receiving special education services. Regular education teachers collaborate regularly on grade level teams to discuss and brainstorm how best to serve the needs of students on the team. Any student that a teacher identifies as in need of additional support can be brought to ...

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An evaluation of your classroom or agency is given.

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